Study sets, textbooks, questions
Upgrade to remove ads
NU 401 Introduction & History of Community Health Nursing
Terms in this set (140)
Public Health Nursing (PHN) is also called....
What are some reasons today that PHN is more prevalent that ever before?
-Safer environment d/t decrease exposer
-Increasing age of our current population
PHN today is experiencing an increase of...
There is a growth of costs along with the changing demographic of our population which means....
An increased demand on our health care resources
*aka increased cost
What makes PHN costly?
- Aging population
- Diagnostic and treatment technologies
- Increase in chronic illnesses
- Medical/legal costs
- Lifestyle and Obesity
- Social determinants
Among PHN there are also threats such as...
Terrorism (bioterrorism) which diverts public health funds to the crisis
What are the social determinants of health?
Factors that influence an individual's health and feel being
- Housing, transportation, environment, access to healthy food, social support, etc.
And with PHN, when there is an outbreak of an epidemic/pandemic, we see a higher potential for...
Morbidity and Mortality rates
So what exactly is "Public Health"?
What we as a society, do collectively to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy
The slogan that best describes public health is...
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
The vision of PHN is...
"Healthy people in healthy communities"
The mission of PHN is...
"Promote physical and mental health and prevent disease, injury and disability"
What are the different roles of Public Health?
- Ensure quality/accessibility of health services
- Prevent injuries
- Prevent epidemics
- Promote and encourage healthy behavior
- Protect against environmental hazards
- Respond to disaster/assist in recovery
What are the 3 key PH Core Functions (the Government's Role)?
2. Policy Development
Government also does play an important role in Public Health Core Functions.
First, what exactly are PH Core Functions?
Government's role in public health
Sets with similar terms
Chapter 1 community
Community Health Nursing Chapter 1
~Community Health Nursing Chapter 1
NURS 332 Unit 1
Sets found in the same folder
NU 401 Health Care Delivery Systems & Economics
NU 401 Health and Illness Schroder
NU 401 Nursing Process in the Community/…
NU 401 Midterm
Other sets by this creator
NU 410 Issues & Trends Midterm
NU 412 Senior Nursing Seminar first two weeks
NU 410 Issues & Trends first two weeks