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Public health nursing
requires specific educational preparation; evolved from visiting nursing and district nursing
Community health nursing
denotes a setting for the practice of nursing; evolved from several programs develop in Western Europe
a collection or set of persons, not a system of individuals who engage in face-to-face interactions
ethical concept concerned with the fair provision of opportunities, goods, and services to populations of people
the principle that all persons are entitled to have their basic human needs met, regardless of differences in economic status, class, gender, race, ethnicity, citizenship, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or health
a social activity that builds a comprehensive program of community service on the basic sciences of chemistry, bacteriology, engineering and statistics, physiology, pathology, epidemiology, and sociology
Primary health care
essential health care that is universally accessible to individuals and families within communities
National health objectives
developed and published principles that are published in a series of documents called Healthy People
the promotion of healthy behaviors and reduction of health risks, is once again a popular concept
local communities, states, and federal government share responsibilities for regulation and provision of services to the population; health care services are no exception
private enterprise allowed to develop goods and services as it chooses and to offer them to the clientele, or market, it selects
Indirect care services
health services that are not personally received by the individual, although they influence health and welfare
composed of private organizations, both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations
financing of health care by the health insurance company rather than by the individual
groups whose professional practices or finances might be affected by the decisions of the boards
groups with a likelihood of accidents or illness because of low income or inability to easily access health care services
emerging infectious diseases
diseases that are either old diseases that are rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range or new, previously unknown conditions
consists of orders, rules, and regulations promulgated by the administrative branches of governments
unilateral termination of a professional relationship without affording the client reasonable notice and alternative health care services
informs decision makers and educates others who need to understand community health care issues
provides protection if the incident occurs while the nurse is insured by the policy
not only does the incident have to occur while the nurse is insured by the company, but the policy also has to be in force at the time the plaintiff brings suit against the nurse
the discipline that provides the structure for systematically studying the distribution and determinants of health, disease, and conditions related to health status
term used for data collected from the ongoing registration of vital events, such as death certificates, birth certificates, and marriage certificates
ongoing systematic collection, analysis and dissemination of health information for the purpose of monitoring and containing specific, primarily contagious, diseases
aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, biologic, social, and psychologic problems in the environment
the disproportionately high exposures of low-income and minority populations to environmental health risks, such as air pollution, hazardous waste incinerators, toxic landfills, pesticides, lead exposure, and unsafe drinking water
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