A 24-year-old patient complains of vaginal discharge and burning with urination for 2 weeks. The symptoms persist despite having taken a course of over-the-counter yeast medication and drinking cranberry juice to treat what she suspects is a bladder infection. She was contacted yesterday by her new boyfriend because he had been told by his doctor that he tested positive for chlamydia. She uses oral contraceptives and does not use condoms. Her urinalysis and wet prep of vaginal secretions in the office are normal. There is a moderate amount of gray discharge at the cervical os and in the vagina.


Sarah is a 40-year-old healthy female who presents to her nurse practitioner for her yearly checkup. She is sexually active with her boyfriend and doesn’t use condom. Her last pap smear was 5 years ago.

reflect on the interconnected

reflect on the interconnected nature of wellness and its impact on one’s individual framework of perception, one’s discipline of study, and society in general.


 Issue/Event: For this section of your presentation, you will introduce the issue/event and how it relates to issues of wellness and any of the topics that have been discussed in the course.

A. Using appropriate research strategies, describe a social or global issue/event that is related to issues of wellness. i. What is the origin of the issue?