Concepts in Community and Public Health

Concepts in Community and Public Health

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Concepts in Community and Public Health

Explain the role of the community health nurse in partnership with community stakeholders for population health promotion. Explain why it is important to appraise community resources (nonprofit, spiritual/religious, etc.) as part of a community assessment and why these resources are important in population health promotion.

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Concepts in Community and Public Health

Population health promotion encompasses improving the community’s quality of life via primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare-based services. Population health promotion programs help eliminate health disparities, enhance the quality of life, and the accessibility of health care and related services.

Community health nurses provide care in numerous settings, counting community health-based clinics, faith-based settings, schools and homeless shelters (Lohr et al., 2018). Primarily, they’re concerned with meeting the public needs of the populations. These nurses must work with numerous stakeholders in society to impact their duty of preventing and finding problems in the community. Therefore, they require to play an administrative member role to adjust their behaviour in health. A key role of nurses partnering with the community stakeholders is guiding and advising them on the healthy practices that may encourage the healthy living of the community (Polomano et al., 2021). For example, a community health nurse may inspire community stakeholders to champion building of loos by every home in the community. In that way, a nurse will be providing primary care via community shareholders who may inhibit the growth of diseases in the community. A nurse may similarly take advantage of the community’s stakeholders to establish community meetings where a nurse may direct and enlighten the community on health-seeking behaviour and health promotion-based activities.

Assessing the community resources such as religious and non-profit organizations in the community is essential in improving community contribution in health promotion (Sheikhi et al., 2021). For example, religious organizations are against numerous social actions that may encourage transmission of illnesses, such as premarital sex. Assessing such standards in such institutions help enhance the community’s contribution and understanding in preventing disease and health-based promotion.

                                                               References

Lohr, A. M., Ingram, M., Nuñez, A. V., Reinschmidt, K. M., & Carvajal, S. C. (2018). Community–clinical linkages with community health workers in the United States: a scoping review. Health promotion practice19(3), 349-360. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839918754868

Polomano, R. C., Giordano, N. A., Miyamoto, S., Trautman, D., Kempf, S., & Nuzzo, P. M. (2021). Emerging roles for research-intensive PhD prepared nurses: beyond faculty positions. Journal of Professional Nursing37(1), 235-240. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2020.09.002

Sheikhi, R. A., Seyedin, H., Qanizadeh, G., & Jahangiri, K. (2021). Role of religious institutions in disaster risk management: a systematic review. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness15(2), 239-254. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2019.145