Despite increased abilities across developmental realms, including the maturation of pain systems involving self-regulation and the coordination of affected and cognition, the transition to young adulthood is accompanied by higher mortality rates, greater engagement in health-damaging behaviors, and an increase in chronic conditions. Rates of motor vehicle fatality and homicide peak during young adulthood, as do mental health problems, substance abuse, unintentional pregnancies, and sexually transmitted infections.
Describe how the advanced practice nurse can play a role in improving the health of young adults through preventive screening and intervention.
Word limit 500 words. Please provide citations and references (in APA, 7th ed. format) for your work.