Community Nursing Essay

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The role of a Community Nurse is multi-functional, their goal is to promote health, to help in prolonging life and is essential in preventing and tracking communicable diseases. In addition, they are instrumental in educating the community in risk factors, preventing diseases and promoting self- care. Furthermore, community nurses collaborate with several health providers such as; Doctor’s, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), along with senior centers, environmental control agencies and other, just to name a few. In doing so, they can facilitate in tracking, preventing, and promote health in their community (Nies & McEwen, 2015). The purpose of this paper is to discuss both the infant mortality and heroin deaths in Franklin County, Ohio and how community nursing are addressing this issue. According to Healthy People 2020, there have been significant strides met in decreasing the death rate in cardiovascular disease and stroke, but the overall disparities in health care for all people remain, especially in the area of infant mortality …show more content…

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