ANA Code of Ethics & Population Health Nursing The American Nurse Association Code of Ethics is a tool for professional nurses, to use as a guide, when serving the patients and the public. The code of ethics is designed to aid nurses when making decision regarding human rights in situation of life and death. As nurses, we are to inform, and aid the public in achieving health, safety, and wellness of all people. Population health nursing is also committed in achieving overall health of the United States population. Population health is the defined as the distribution of health outcomes within a population, the determinants that influence distribution, and the policies and interventions that affect the determinants (Nash et al, 2016).
Professional, I should be able to applied nursing process in community health nursing/public health nursing. Applications of nursing technique in health of a community make my professional unique and stand out. 3.4 Current Research in Public Health Evaluation: Public health research and evaluation (July 2010) (focus Area profile) stated that program evaluation should be integrated into day to day management of programs; that the five elements of program evaluation should be integrated: Use science as a basis for decision making and public health action. Expand the quest for social equity through public health action. Perform effectively as a service agency.
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. Community health nursing comprises the
Its focus is on improving overall health of the people within the community with emphasis on prevention, and attending to multiple determinants of health. This nursing practice involves advocacy, planning and policy development that will address issues of social justice. The nurse looks at the areas of concern in the community, assesses it, and plans ways by the concerns can be curtailed or resolved. The health concerns could be on infection control, health coaching, health maintenance, as well as home care visits for welfare and providing care foe members of community that may need
When Florence Nightingale developed the environmental theory, she used statistical data to correlate environmental cleanliness to infection rates among patients and used the theory to advocate for better training among nurses. Therefore, the paper by Brown et al., (2008) agrees well with the environmental theory. From this paper, it is clear that cleanliness in the hospital environment is a practical step that nurses take to reduce infections and improve health. The paper also highlights the need for proper policies and supervision protocols in order to improve cleanliness in the hospital environment. The authors conclude that hygiene and clean environments are ways of managing risks and promoting nursing autonomy by ensuring that nurses are
They participate in other nursing organizations or committees and provide suggestions to improve health care system. Public Health In community health setting, Advanced Practice Nurses serve as clinicians, nurse educators or administrators. They provide services in schools, day care centers, community health clinics, group homes as well as in skilled nursing facilities. They are involved in the health of new mothers and babies through pre-and post-natal care, preventing domestic violence and child abuse through education and awareness
A public health student has an obligation to study community health. This is important for the following reasons: need to acquire important knowledge, competencies, and skills to promote and protect the health of communities and populations by understanding and applying community approaches, an appreciation of culture, economics, politics, and psychosocial problems as determinants of health and illness. The core competencies in public health. (ANA 2007) Analytic assessment skills represent an important domain of public health worker competencies utilized when applying community participatory health promotion strategies. Public health worker should develop analytic assessment skills to pursue health promotion and prevention in partnership with
"The Nola Pender Health Promotion Model, 1996" is based on educating people on how to care for and lead a healthy life. This theory identifies in the individual cognitive-perceptual factors that are modified by the situational, personal and interpersonal characteristics, which results in the participation in behaviors conducive to health, when there is a pattern for action. She considers health as a high-level positive state, and takes it as a goal, towards which the person must strive to lead a healthy life. The objective of this model is to integrate both the nurse and the person regarding the behaviors that promote the human well-being, biological, psychological and sociocultural; It is visualized that the nursing professional should be
Introduction: A world of opportunity awaits the nursing profession willing take on managerial responsibility. Nurse managers guide and lead frontline nurses while contributing to organisational success. They work together to provide the shared goals of efficiency, common care goals and excellence in clinical care, education and research. Managers outline the expectations for excellence in nursing thus optimizing quality and a ‘just culture’, which balances the need for open disclosure with a quality learning environment and culture (Boysen, 2013). Nurse managers connect frontline staff and middle-upper management, ensuring communication is maintained.
The ASHA is introduced as it strengthens the link between health sector and community. The ASHA worker works towards catalyzing behavioural change particularly among rural and tribal populations of the state. The novel venture of this programme is to contribute towards enhancing the quality of life of people by providing awareness about health from a holistic perspective. For example, women are told by ASHAs that nutrition, sanitation, drinking water etc., also have a direct impact on their health of themselves and their families. The Village Health and Sanitation Committee (VHSC) oversee this work.