Reply to the following discussion by supporting the post.  You will want to focus on their point of view, asking pertinent questions, adding to the responses by including information from other sources. Be objective, clear, and concise. 

It is important to support what you say with relevant citations in the APA format from both the course materials and outside resources. 

YS Discussion: 


Week 9 Discussion

Non-Pharmacological Management of Hypertension

  1. Who will benefit from receipt of this evidence?

One of the most important things to note is that hypertension management has been an issue of concern in different parts across the world. Management of hypertension has been a challenge and this indicates that the receipt of non-pharmacological management of hypertension evidence will play a critical role in ensuring that the problem is solved. In this case, as explained by Kario et al. (2020), health care organizations will benefit from the evidence which has been collected and analyzed in this study. Notably, health care organizations have been working hard to ensure that they find a solution and alternative ways through which they can help patients overcome hypertension pressure without incurring increased medical expenses. Through the receipt of evidence in this study, medical practitioners who work in different health care organizations will be able to offer reliable plans of care to patients who are suffering from hypertension.

It is imperative to note that it will also play a critical role in ensuring that leaders and executives in the health care organizations make informed decisions when it comes to strategic planning. For example, the will focus more on developing different strategies through which hypertension patients will be educated about the management of hypertension without using medications. The amount of funds, which are used to purchase hypertensions medications within health care organizations, will be used in other activities or programs. Secondly, it is also worth noting that the patients who suffer from hypertension will be in a position to manage their condition without incurring many expenses. They will be educated on different diets and foods, which they can take to ensure that their blood pressure remains at normal levels. Again, the medical practitioners will also educate patients about some of the physical exercises that they can carry out to control their blood pressure. This will be beneficial to the patients who suffer from hypertension who groups which are at risk of developing the problem (Kario et al., 2020s).

  1. Where will this evidence have the greatest impact?

According to Kario et al., (2020), the primary care providers are usually the ones who are in a position to see patients first. In this case, it is imperative to note that the evidence will have the greatest impact on the primary care providers. When a patient has different symptoms for a certain condition or health problem, he or she first presents himself or herself to the primary care provider. Notably, the evidence, which will be given out, will play a very critical role in ensuring that primary care providers are in a position to help most of the patients who suffer from hypertension. This means that the primary care providers will be able to develop effective treatment plans which will ensure that the hypertension patients health and live healthy lives. This means that during the dissemination of the evidence, the target group with be the medical practitioners who work in health care organizations that offer primary care. It is imperative to note that they include nurse practitioners and physicians. Nurses and physicians who offer primary care will be able to collaborate and work together for achievement of positive results as far as hypertension is concerned.

  1. What resources are needed?

During the dissemination of the evidence, several resources will be required. One of them is a room in which the researcher will hold the meeting to disseminate the evidence. The room should be large enough and spacious to accommodate the maximum number of people who will attend. Secondly, I will also need a projector. In this case, the projector will be used to show the presentation on the wall as the evidence is being disseminated. Thirdly, I will also need different booklets in which I will summarized the evidence and which will be given to the attendees. It is also important to note that I will need a person who will help me in demonstrating some of the physical exercises, which are effective when it comes to managing hypertension. The person will be a gym trainer who will help the medical practitioners in understanding different physical exercises that they can use when treating hypertension patients. I will also require samples of some of the healthy foods. Mentioning or stating their names will not be enough. As a researcher, I will need to present these food and diets for the medical practitioners to have a deeper understanding.

  1. Who is the most appropriate audience?

As stated earlier, the people to benefit most will be the primary care providers. In this case, the most appropriate audience will be the medical practitioners who work in primary care settings. They include the physicians, nurses and other medical specialists who offer health care services to different patients in primary care.

  1. What are the benefits of this evidence to your selected audience?

One of the main benefits is that the leaders and other medical practitioners will be informed enough to make reliable and effective decisions in the primary care settings. This is because they will be informed about non-pharmacological management of hypertension. As explained by Kario et al. (2020), currently, health care organizations have ensured that they get supplies of different medications, which can be used to offer treatment to patients who suffer from hypertension. However, in this case, it is imperative to note that they will be able to revise their budgets and reduce the amount of finances, which is used to purchase medications for hypertension. In addition, the primary care providers will also benefit by achieving positive results in patient outcomes. This is because the evidence in this research has been proved that some of the techniques that can be employed to manage hypertension are effective. By applying this evidence, the primary care providers will have reduced operational budgets and this will ensure that they grow and develop.

  1. What are the potential risks of failing to disseminate this evidence?

One of the main potential risks of failing to disseminate the evidence on non-pharmacological management of hypertension will lead to health care organizations incurring increased expenses as they operate. This is because these organizations will have to ensure that they have all the medications, which are required for the treatment of hypertension. Secondly, the organizations may continue experiencing negative patient outcomes as they operate. This is because of the increased cases of hypertension among the population and the reduced medical practitioners. It is imperative to note that with reduced patients, the number of medical practitioners who work in health care organizations can be able to meet the demand of health and health care services. However, increased cases of hypertension will make it hard for these organizations to operate effectively.

  1. What are the barriers to dissemination of evidence?

One of the main barriers is failing to have the required resources for the dissemination of the evidence. In this case, the researcher is supposed to be equipped with all the resources, which he or she requires to disseminate the evidence. Secondly, there is the issue of uncooperative audience or medical practitioners. The medical practitioners who will take part during the dissemination of evidence should ensure that they cooperate. For example, they should ensure that they ask questions on areas where they do not understand during the dissemination. Again, they can also raise queries on some of the challenges, which they may experience during the implementation of the evidence.

The mode of dissemination to be applied in this case is PowerPoint presentation. It is imperative to note that a PowerPoint presentation has different features which allow the research to divide his work and topics in a manner that can be easily understood by the audience.


Kario, K., Chia, Y. C., Sukonthasarn, A., Turana, Y., Shin, J., Chen, C. H., … & Wang, J. G. (2020). Diversity of and initiatives for hypertension management in Asia—Why we need the HOPE Asia Network. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension22(3), 331-343.