Topic 1 DQ 1
Population health promotion includes improvement of the personal satisfaction of the network through the arrangement of essential, auxiliary and tertiary medicinal services administrations. The people group wellbeing medical caretaker should, in this way, assume a supervisory job of the network part to control and direct their wellbeing conduct. The essential capacity of the attendant in the association with the network partners is to manage and prompt them on the solid practice that can advance a sound living of the network (Eldredge et al., 2015).
For example, the network wellbeing attendant can choose to urge the network partners to advocate the development of toilets by every family in the network. That way, the medical attendant will give essential consideration through the network partners who can forestall the advancement of ailment in the network. The medical attendant can likewise exploit the network partners to compose a network meeting whereby the medical caretaker can prompt and teach the network on wellbeing looking for conduct and wellbeing advancement exercises.
Evaluating people group assets like strict and not-for-profit making associations in the network is fundamental in improving network interest in wellbeing advancement. For example, strict foundations are against some social demonstrations that can energize the spread of malady like pre-marriage sex. Evaluating such qualities in such organizations help to improve the network comprehension and investment in illness avoidance and wellbeing advancement.
Eldredge, L. K. B., Markham, C. M., Ruiter, R. A., Kok, G., Fernandez, M. E., & Parcel, G. S. (2016). Planning health promotion programs: an intervention mapping approach. John Wiley & Sons.
Topic 1 DQ 1
Population health is defined as “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group” (Kindig & Stoddart, 2003, p. 381). The American Public Health Association (APHA) defines public health nursing as “the practice of promoting and protecting the health of populations using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences” (American Public Health Association [APHA], 2013, p. 2). The nurse must first analysis and collect data before beginning a program for the population they will working with. The resources that are available and needed must be determined.
For example, my father-in-law was just diagnosed with prostate cancer which has spread to his spine, hips, and shoulders, after researching I discovered there are no hospice programs available in the area they live. Talking with the population in that area they don’t feel they need hospice services. This is a small community that had once been a booming coal mining town. Since the coal mines have closed and the population is composed mainly of elderly people living on social security and the majority are related spiritual and moral beliefs are shared. When speaking with the community this is a generation who strongly believes in taking care of their own family members. This is a community that doesn’t feel the need for outside help so, if programs were implemented the community would mostly likely not use the programs.
Stakeholders play an import role in establishing public health programs. Health promotion and education is often supported through partnerships with employers, faith-based organizations, schools, and health care providers for implementation of initiatives and reinforcement of health information (CDC, 2014). Working with soup kitchens can help provide people with a more balanced, health promoting diet. Many churches are willing to provide areas to hold meetings and educational programs. The public health nurse can visit soup kitchens to provide education on diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure while helping the community make healthy choices from the food available.
American Public Health Association. (2013). The definition and practice of public health nursing. Retrieved from https://www.apha.org/~/media/files/pdf/membergroups/phn/nursingdefinition.ashx
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). The 10 essential public health services: An overview. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/stltpublichealth/publichealthservices/pdf/essential-phs.ppt
Kindig, D., & Stoddart, G. (2003). What is population health? American Journal of Public Health, 9, 380–383. doi: 10.2105/ajph.93.3.380