Community Health Reflection
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Community Health ReflectionCommunity Health Nursing Reflection
June 25, 2012
Community Health Nursing Reflection
Community health nursing is a specialty field of nursing which care is provided to people in the community setting. A community health nurse can provide care to children and the adult population. As a result of the economic depression, more people in the community are becoming jobless, homeless, low-income, and uninsured. So the need for community health nurses has drastically increased. The child community health nurses’ role is concentrating on health promotion and prevention strategies. According to Contemporary Nurse Journal (2011), “the role is broaden to include multifaceted case management, home visiting, outreach programs, early identification and primary intervention of clients with psychosocial and mental health issues, group facilitation, the traditional one to one client contact and multidisciplinary team function (p. 72). The role for a community nurse in the adult setting is to prevent health problems in at risk individuals, promote disease prevention strategies, to provide care and available resources to needy individuals and families in the community. According to Stanhope and Lancaster (2012), “community health nursing practice is the synthesis of nursing theory and public health theory applied to promoting, preserving, and maintaining the health of populations through the delivery of personal health care services to individuals, families, and groups (p. 16).
Nursing diagnosis & interventions
People in the community are at risk for many different health problems and disease process. Therefore, nursing care plans can contain different diagnosis and interventions. Three different diagnosis and interventions will be identified in detail below for the community that my chosen family lives in. When doing an observation in this community, I noticed that many people are overweight. This leads me to my first...