As nurses we know medical professionals more than ever are responsible for treating large diverse populations. Understanding cultural differences in various populations is crucial to produce positive outcomes. Nurses have a major role in health care promotion. Nurses should be treating the patient as a whole in mind, body, and spirit. This should be included in community treatment too. Individual, family, environment, and community assessments are necessary to provide the care and improve health care outcomes in the community as a whole. The World Health Organization’ s (WHO) definition of community is “a group of
The town I chose to do my windshield survey on was Jamestown, NC, 27282. I chose Jamestown because this is where I grew up and this is where my grandparents live. Performing this windshield survey will allow me to observe all the things the town of Jamestown have to offer and to see what barriers may exist for a community health nurse trying to work with the residents of Jamestown. In my opinion a windshield observation is one of the most important tasks that a community nurse has to perform since this will allow them to know what is available for their patients.
Assessing a community is an integral part of Community Health Nursing because it leads to an understanding of a community’s overall health status, including its strengths and weaknesses. In turn, the assessment findings can be used to influence positive change in the community and improve the population’s health. One strategy used to assess a population’s health needs is performing a windshield survey. A windshield survey is typically conducted from a moving vehicle and includes a systematic observation of the general community. This paper includes the findings of a windshield survey I completed of Heber, AZ as well as my overall impression of the survey, and personal biases that I need to consider.
According to Stanhope and Lancaster, a windshield survey is a "community assessment, the motorized equivalent of a physical assessment for an individual; windshield refers to looking through the car windshield as a nurse in community health drives through the community collecting data.” (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2010, p. 217). These types of surveys are a form of information gathering means, making direct visual observations to assess the social environment of a community while driving, they can even be conducted on foot in the event that a vehicle is not available or possible. The reason of the windshield survey is to gain a better perceptive of the city social environment in terms of its boundaries, housing conditions,
Community health nurses have the responsibility of assessing the community he or she will be working in to provide the best care to the residents in the community and to gather this data the community health nurse completes a windshield survey (Nies & McEwen, 2015). The purpose of this paper is to discuss the findings from the windshield survey completed in Valdosta, Georgia.
Community health identifies common needs in the community and provides solutions for modifying behaviors for community members. According to Stanhope and Lancaster (2008, p. 347) the term community health is “the meeting of collective needs by identifying problems and managing behaviors within the community itself and between the community and the larger society.” According to Stanhope and Lancaster (2008) community health involves biological, emotional, and social aspects. The biological aspects are measured in terms of “ morbidity and mortality rates, life expectancy indexes, and risk factor profiles” (Stanhope & Lancaster, 3008, p. 345). Emotional aspects are measured in terms of mental health, while crime rates and levels of function define the social aspects (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008). Community structure is defined in terms of services and resources available to the members,
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. (2006). Community Health Profiles: South Shore Staten Island. Retrieved from http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/data/2006chp-504.pdf
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