Many of you have experience in complex adaptive systems whether you realize it or not. Thinking about your future practice specialty area, identify an issue or concern common to your future practice setting. (Note: This can be the same practice issue identified in Week 5.) In your initial response, please identify your specialty track, as well as the issue or concern. Discuss how this issue or concern impacts the system at the micro, meso, and macro levels. How will you address this issue or concern at the microsystem level? What is the expected impact of your solution on the meso- and macrosystems? Remember you can use an information technology-based solution to address the issue or concern.
My specialty track is a family nurse practitioner. It typically entails working in collaboration with other healthcare practitioners in delivering services that are family-focused. One of the common issues in my future setting is childhood obesity. As noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2018), the rate of childhood obesity in the United States has increased by three folds in the last four decades. Currently, more than 30 percent of children in the United States are either overweight or obese, with the number continuing to rise drastically. The issue of childhood obesity impacts the healthcare system at micro, meso, as well as macro levels. At micro levels, childhood obesity significantly affects the health outcomes of the children. This is due to the fact that it leads to a wide range of illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and breathing problems among others (Cheung, Cunningham, Narayan, & Kramer, 2016)….please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5