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Community Critical Analysis questions
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4 major environmental health hazards
food borne illnesses
What population is more vulnerable to food-borne and waterborne pathogens?
HIV, AIDS, taking chemotherapeutic drugs, organ recipients
Major sources of air pollution
Greatest single source is motor vehicles followed by:
burning of fossil fuels and waste incineration
What is an exposure pathway?
process by which an individual is exposed to contaminants that originate from some source of contamination
What is the nurse's advocacy role in risk communication r/t environmental health issues?
Nurses need to:
provide the right information
to the right people
at the right time
What does clinical medicine focus on?
diagnosis and treatment of disease
What does epidemiology focus on?
understanding the causes of disease in the population
What is secular trends?
long term patterns or morbidity and mortality
What is used as the indicator of overall health and availability of health care services?
Infant mortality rate
What is the reliability of a measure?
The consistency or repeatability of a measure
What is web of causality?
The complex contributory interrelationship of many factors that interact to affect disease
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