Different Factors That Affect The Health And Wellbeing Of Its Residents

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In order for a nurse to adapt and provide suitable care to their clients, they must understand the characteristics of the area in which their clients are living. Factors such as employment rates, general health of the population and age distribution can be a useful source of information for nurses. It gives them a clearer idea of the kind of care that they should expect to be giving local people and the health concerns that they may be dealing with. In this essay a small town in the Perth and Kinross area of Scotland will be analysed along with different factors that may have an impact on the health and wellbeing of its residents. (114)

Description of the town

Crieff is a small country town in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It is roughly 18 miles west from it’s closest city, Perth, along the A85. It is estimated that Crieff has a population of around 6,500. (Scotland’s Census Results Online, 2001). It is located on the border of both the lowlands and the highlands, and attracts many tourists every year with beautiful scenery.

Within the town, there are many different kinds of housing - detached houses, semi-detached houses, terraced housing as well as flats and maisonettes. The total percentage of owned households with residents is 69.38%, which is slightly higher than the Scottish average of 62.59%.

There are plenty of amenities in the town which are readily available for everyone to access with little difficulty. Crieff has a selection of retail shops, including a…
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