(Answered) NR507 Week 2: Open Forum Discussion

As you are completing Part I of your disease process presentation, tell us about the etiology and risk factors of your assigned disease and what you feel is the role of the family nurse practitioner in preventing the occurrence of this disease.


Hypertension is one of the most common and highly prevalent primary diagnoses in the healthcare setup. According to Alexander (2019), approximately 90 million adults above the age of 20 years are affected by hypertension in the United States. The rise in the prevalence of hypertension has hiked healthcare cost for individuals, a factor that has created a significant healthcare burden. Mainly, the etiology of hypertension can be traced back to the role of inheritance and the influence of environmental factors. As Nelms and Sucher (2015) posit, hypertension has numerous risk factors that are greatly attributed by the role of family inheritance and environmental factors. According to epidemiological evidence, genetic inheritance largely contributes to hypertension, due to genetic variations in an individual’s blood distribution……Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5