Community Health Nursing Reflection Essay

1087 Words Sep 18th, 2012 5 Pages
Community Health Nursing Reflection
Maria Jelyn Engelhardt-Parales
NUR/405
August 27, 2012
Amy Weaver

Community Health Nursing Reflection
Community health nursing practice aims to improve community health by promoting a healthier group of people, individuals, families, and residents within the community. The goal is to maintain, preserve, and promote health by providing information, education, teachings, and health care services to the population. The focus is on the collective good of the population by provision of health services to individuals, families, and residents of the community. The effect of working on individuals, families, aggregates, organizations or institutions within the community is promoting changes in health
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Community Nursing Diagnoses
The nursing diagnosis appropriate to address obesity in the community is: 1. Knowledge deficit related to insufficient nutritional education as evidenced by unhealthy food choices and sedimentary lifestyle.
The nursing diagnosis to address the increase of adolescent single mothers living with parents is: 2. Decisional family conflict related to lack of experience in decision-making, childcare, and interrupted family functioning as manifested by verbalizations of frustrations, depressive moods, uncertainty of choices, and concerns of future for self and child.
A nursing diagnosis appropriate in concerns about environmental hazards in the community is: 3. Ineffective community therapeutic regimen management related to lack of safety for community members and environment as evidenced by limited educational programs, lack of community regulations about environmental quality, smoking, and increase in health disparities from second-hand smoke.
Nursing Interventions and Positive Effect on Health Indicators
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
Healthy living revolves around healthy eating habits, proper nutrition, balance diet, and active lifestyle. Nursing interventions (NICs) related to knowledge deficit and lacks of education on proper nutrition to control community obesity are * Educate