Solution-Implementation of the screening program

The decision about whether or not to screen for a condition can be quite controversial. However, even in the case of noncontroversial screening programs, such as blood pressure screening, there will always be factors that argue for and against the implementation of the screening program.

In preparation for this week’s Discussion, consider the following controversial screenings: genetic screening for breast or prostate cancer, mandatory HIV screening, and obesity screening of school-aged children. Consider the pros and cons of screening for each of these health issues.

Please describe the topic you selected and give some background about factors that contribute to a decision whether or not to implement the screening program within the population at large or within a subgroup of the population.

Choose and “claim” a side to argue—either pro or con—and provide an argument, supported by scholarly evidence and properly referenced, for the side you chose.

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