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Week 1 - Intro
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The nurse focuses on illness care of individuals and families across the life span. The aim is to manage acute and chronic health conditions in the community, and the practice is family-centered illness care. Involves secondary prevention, tertiary, & primary(maybe).
The nurse's overall role is to give direct patient care, patient/family education, & advocacy.
Emphasis on the population rather than on single individuals or families; focus on populations and the emphasis on health protection, health promotion, and disease prevention
What is Public Health Nursing?
A scientific discipline that includes the study of epidemiology, statistics, and assessment, as well as program planning and policy development. What society collectively does to ensure that conditions exist in which people can be healthy.
What are the core functions of Public Health Nursing?
-Assessment - systematic data collection, monitoring of health status, and making info available about the health of the community.
-Policy development - efforts to develop policies that support the health of the population.
-Assurance - making sure that essential community-oriented health services are available.
What essential services does Public Health Nursing provide? Goals?
-Monitor health status
-Diagnose and investigate health problems
-Inform, educate, empower
-Mobilize community partnerships
-Enforce laws and regulations
-Link to provide care
-Assure competent workforce
a collection of people who share one or more personal or environmental characteristics
group of distinct individuals considered as a whole. Subpopulations within the larger population
an interacting population of various kinds of individuals in a common location, unified body of individuals
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