Journal Entry Week 2 To prepare for this course’s Practicum Experience, think about common screenings for women. Explain how screenings differ for younger women and older women and explain the implications of these differences. the paper should be written in APA 7 format, one page, with 5 resources from evidence-based articles written within the last 5 years. Please use the attached as sample
Week 2 Journal
There are differences in health issues suffered by men and women due to hormonal differences. Women are more likely to recover earlier than men from inflammatory conditions even when triggered by infections (Casimir, Duchateau, Hassan and Carr. 2018). Women require screening for additional complications related to the reproductive system such as fallopian tube rupture or inflammation. These gender differences are well documented in research. There are also differences between health screening in older and young women due to age and hormonal levels. Young women are still under active development to attain the required complexity with hormones such as estrogen released at a higher rate while old women mainly those approaching menopause having low levels of these hormones (Ek, 2017).
Healthcare Screening between Older Women and Younger Women
Older women are screened for cholesterol levels due to constant accumulation in the body that can easily be detected in middle age. Younger women, on the other hand, are less likely to present with elevated levels of cholesterol associated with blood pressure issues. This difference in cholesterol makes it necessary to screen older women for changes in cholesterol levels. Younger women cannot be screened using mammography on a regular basis due to the cell changes that can occur when screenings are undertaken. Younger women below 40 years have dense tissues that cannot allow for effective screening. On the other hand, older women can be screened using mammography regularly with high reliability to check changes (Qin et al.2017). Women over 25 years are recommended for sexually transmitted infections regularly due to sexual activities while women below 18 years are regularly screened for STI (Tuddenham et al.2016).
Implications for nursing
The age differences in women determine the type of screening that can be performed. It is important for healthcare providers to assess a patient’s age in order to recommend age-appropriate screening. Younger women should be vaccinated against human papillomavirus and regular Pap smear at over 25 years of age. Younger women below 40 years should not be screened using mammograms due to side effects and unreliable results. Younger women should be screened using alternative techniques to prevent health issues.
Casimir, G. J., Duchateau, J., Hassan, J.,&Carr, M. J. (2018). Gender Differences in Inflammatory Processes Could Explain Poorer Prognosis for Males. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 49(1), 478-479. doi:10.1128/jcm.02096-10
Ek, S. (2017). Gender differences in health information behaviour: a Finnish population-based survey. Health Promotion International, 30(3), 736-745. doi:10.1093/heapro/dat063
Qin, J., White, M. C., Sabatino, S. A., &Febo-Vázquez, I. (2017). Mammography use among women aged 18–39 years in the United States. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 168(3), 687-693. doi:10.1007/s10549-017-4625-6
Tuddenham, S. A., Page, K. R., Chaulk, P., Lobe, E. B., &Ghanem, K. G. (2016). Patients fifty years and older attending two sexually transmitted disease clinics in Baltimore, Maryland. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 28(4), 330-344. doi:10.1177/0956462416646687
Journal Entry Week 2
To prepare for this course’s Practicum Experience, think about common screenings for women. Explain how screenings differ for younger women and older women and explain the implications of these differences.
the paper should be written in APA 7 format, one and a half pages, with 5 resources from evidence-based articles written within the last 5 years. Please use the attached as sample