Community Health Nursing Reflection

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Community Health Nursing Reflection
Cynthia Januale

Community Health Nursing Reflection
This assignment was very interesting and unique compared to other assignments that I have had in the past. Visiting and studying the community that I chose gave me quite the insight on various issues that, had it not been for this assignment, I may not have picked up on before.
“In any setting, the role of public health nurses focuses on the prevention of illness, injury or disability, the promotion of health, and maintenance of the health of population” (The Role Of Public Health Nurses, 2012, para. 2). In the community I chose to survey, as with any community, the role of community nursing focuses on the items listed above and in addition, I believe that because of the lower to middle income level of this community, focus should also be on better health care accessibility to the residents.
Community Nursing Diagnosis’ and Interventions
Three possible community nursing diagnoses for the community that I observed were as follows. Risk for accidents related to the poor vision by oncoming traffic as evidenced by the multiple cars lining the streets. Children and others are walking to and from the store and through the neighborhood to the park where they play and oncoming traffic may have difficulty seeing pedestrians because of the amount of cars parked on the side of the road. Possible interventions for this problem include wearing reflective clothing so that they are more easily spotted by drivers, and building parking structures where the cars lining the streets could park instead.
There is also a risk for transient population related the close proximity of the railroad as evidence by the train tracks surrounding the community. Transient populations often have a lower level of hygiene and could bring with them strains of illnesses and diseases not...