It will also help encourage community members to consider the community’s assets and how to use them, as well as the community’s needs and how to address them. The consideration of the assets can be a step of assuring that they use the available resources wisely and to solve problems and improve their community. Second question was, why develop a plan for the assessment? Heaven’s response, “it allows community members to get involved with the process from the beginning. It will encourage both trust and support of the people of the assessment and other actions of the working process.
Community health nursing ensures nursing care of family in sick and health. It provides primary care in the community, ensures conduct or antenatal and postnatal services, ensures conduct of deliveries when required. Community health nursing makes sure that immunization is carried out. It promotes health of the children by conducting under five clinics and referring cases who require medical care (Alakija, 2000). 10.2 Implementations of Activities Related to the Concept Community health nurse provide health care through community diagnosis and investigation of major health and environmental problems, health surveillance and monitoring and evaluation of community and population health status for the purpose of preventing disease, promoting, protecting and maintaining health in order to create conditions in which people can be healthy.
In healthcare institutions, nurses are the backbone of every healthcare and always the first contact patients meet on the arrival into the hospital. The nurses’ ability to communicate effectively with patients influence patients’ care and their belief about care. Through effective communication, nurses help patients to know and understand their health problems and give them guide on how to care for themselves. Effective nurse-patient communication requires listening and honesty. This will enable patients to talk about health issues including emotional, social, mental problems that disturb them.
In health care, the goal is to address the needs of the patient and the public. The complexity of health care delivery systems requires a multi-disciplinary approach to the delivery of services that has the strong support and active participation of all the health professions. Within the context, nursing’s unique contributions, scope of practice, and relationship with other health professions needs to be clearly articulated, represented and preserved. By its very nature, collaboration requires mutual trust, recognition, and respect among the health care team, shared decision-making about patient care issues and open dialogue among all parties who have an interest in and a concern for health outcomes. Nurses should work to assure that the relevant parties are involved and have a voice in decision-making about patient care issues.
If the client lacks awareness or has a short attention span, they may not be able to understand and answer the questions they are being asked. For the assessment to be completed the nurse may need to have several meetings with the client for this to happen. Another factor that can affect the assessment process is the client’s health status. The nurse may have difficulties getting the client to engage in the process if they are anxious, tired or in pain. The information gathered may not be as accurate to when the client isn’t experiencing anxiety or pain.
Assessing patients under activities of daily living can help nurses picture a patient’s everyday life style and later making them aware of simple but important things such as management of fluids, diet restrictions etc. A nurse using this model ensures that they are not missing out on important aspects of care eg. providing an safe environment by ensuring no obstacles are in the way or lifting the chin of a patient with breathing difficulties ensuring safe
As a stranger the nurse receives the patient in the same way one meets a stranger in other life situations, providing a tolerant atmosphere that builds trust. In addition, as a resource person, the nurse must provide particular required data that will aid in the understanding of a problem or new circumstance. However, when taking the role of a teacher, the nurse may convey knowledge in reference to the patient’s needs. As a leader, one must help the patient to assume maximum responsibility for meeting treatment objectives in a commonly fulfilling way (Theory of Interpersonal Relations, 2012). In a counselling role, he or she may resolve issues that are meddling with the patient’s capacity to live effectively (Belcher and Fish, 1985).
According to this model which has been proposed specifically for community nurse, there would be tremendous support from all quarters which also include support from general and advanced practitioners and physicians as well as senior consultant nurses so that their expertise and experience be taken into account whenever needed. All this will be done keeping in mind to provide the best and optimum health care support to patients by community staff nurses. This kind of perspective nursing model shall also be supported by other wings of nursing which include nursing related to community and children, nursing in nursery, nursing areas pertaining to those suffering from mental disability or learning disability respectively. The review of nursing in community identified seven key elements which have been considered to be integral while forming the basis for this proposed model. The frame work pertaining to urban regeneration and community development policy provides direction in a strategic manner to deliver the various policies related to urban regeneration as well as community development to the Reform of Local Government
The purpose of this essay is to address the issues based on case study one, community nurses play a fundamental role, in many patients lives by managing and planning the multiple factors of people living with chronic and complex conditions. Nurses must have the ability to perform multiple tasks in order to manage complex conditions, which are often illnesses that are interconnected. Community nurse’s roles involves often having knowledge of these conditions in order to prioritise these illness to achieve practical goals for their patients. (Sines, Fanning, & Potter, 2013). In case study one, Peter is a 52 year old, morbidly obese, has type 2 diabetes with poorly controlled diabetes, suffers of obesity ventilation syndrome and sleep apnoea.
1. HEALTH ASSESSMENT Health assessment as a concept develops the nurse 5 senses because they are used in carrying these assessments. Measuring skills of the nurse that is used to record accurate information from the patient is equally developed. Helps the nurse to be able to empathize and be able to listen and take information. Communication skills of the nurse is also improved over time as the nurse is able to talk and listen to patient, relative and the multidisciplinary team.