6210 week 2 assignment | SOCW 6210 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment II | Walden University

  

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SOCW 6210: Human Behavior and the Social Environment II

Dr. Erick C. Lear MSSA, LMSW, HS-BCP

Mercedes Diaz

6210 Week 2 Assignment: Middle Adulthood Health, Demography, and Social Work Practice

You may have heard young adulthood described as “the prime of life,” and biologically speaking this is certainly true. Individuals at this stage are generally at their peak strength and stamina. In middle adulthood, however, when metabolism begins to slow, maintaining fitness becomes more difficult. Health concerns also tend to increase with age, becoming more prevalent during this time. What other physical changes occur as individuals move into middle adulthood?

In this Assignment, you address the health concerns that clients may face as they reach middle adulthood. You also address the potential impact of the environment on the health of people in this stage.

To Prepare:

  • Review      the Learning Resources on biological aspects of middle adulthood.
  • Search      online and in the Walden Library to find at least one scholarly resource      describing demographic factors associated with health.

By Day 11

Submit a 2- to 4-page paper that includes the following:

  • A      description of at least three health concerns that clients may face as      they reach middle adulthood
  • An      analysis that explains how factors such as race/ethnicity, socioeconomic      status, and other demographic characteristics might impact the three health      concerns you identified
  • An      explanation of how you, as a social worker, would take these potential      health concerns and the environmental factors that influence them into      account as you complete your assessments

Use the Learning Resources and additional research to support your analysis. Make sure to provide APA citations and a reference list.

Follow Rubric

Submit a 2- to 4-page paper that includes the following: A description of at least three health concerns that clients may face as they reach middle adulthood

15.75 (22.5%) – 17.5 (25%)

Response meets expectations and exceeds by describing more than three health concerns and/or expanding upon the description through details and examples from two or more scholarly resources.

An analysis that explains how factors such as race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other demographic characteristics might impact the three health concerns you identified

15.75 (22.5%) – 17.5 (25%)

Response meets expectations and deepens analysis through details and examples from the Learning Resources, peer-reviewed research, or other relevant sources. Two or more scholarly resources are used to support the response.

An explanation of how you, as a social worker, would take these potential health concerns and the environmental factors that influence them into account as you complete your assessments

22.05 (31.5%) – 24.5 (35%)

Response meets expectations and exceeds by expanding upon the explanation through details and examples from the Learning Resources, peer-reviewed research, or other relevant sources. Two or more scholarly resources are used to support the response.

Writing

9.45 (13.5%) – 10.5 (15%)

Paper meets length requirements, meets expectations, is generally error free (two or fewer), and further exceeds by showcasing an exemplary scholarly voice to develop its message or communicate ideas. Paper appropriately paraphrases sources, using one or less quotes. Presents polished APA Style. Citations, reference list, and paper formatting are generally error free (two or fewer). Tone and presentation of ideas are free from bias and objective, unless otherwise directed in the prompt.

Reference

Zastrow, C. H., Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hessenauer, S. L. (2019). Understanding human behavior and the social environment (11th ed.). Cengage Learning.

https://eds.s.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=1&sid=1e62a3ca-6320-4404-8ced-60224b163987%40redis

https://content.ebscohost.com/ContentServer.asp?T=P&P=AN&K=129020968&S=R&D=bth&EbscoContent=dGJyMNXb4kSeprY4wtvhOLCmsEmeprJSsay4SbeWxWXS&ContentCustomer=dGJyMPGss0q1qK5IuePfgeyx43zx

Walden Library scholarly resource

https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12888-019-2309-y.pdf