Clearly identify the problem and specific statistics from your community related to this problem. You may use city or county data. For example if you choose tobacco use, you should find the tobacco use rate in your city or county.
Utilize one scholarly reference (not assigned in this course) to describe this problem/addiction. Discuss reasons why this may be a problem in your community. Cite all sources.
Utilize at least one scholarly reference (not assigned in this course) to describe how SBIRT is used with this specific addiction/problem. Identify specific steps and questions that are used. Describe at least one video that demonstrates SBIRT related to the addiction you chose. Cite all sources.
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Describe at least two community resources that are available to refer people to who have been identified as having a problem or potential problem. You are to provide the names of these resources and brief descriptions. You may use online resources if community resources are not available.
Conclusion and Future Implications for Nursing
Provide a summary of your findings. Discuss the use of SBIRT in nursing practice.
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Provide all references for all sources utilized in APA format, though a hanging indent is not needed.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.