Nursing Healthcare

Nursing Healthcare

Suppose a community team identifies lack of access to exercise modalities as a public health issue. If the team were to determine that pedestrian walkways need to be constructed, discuss at least two factors that would facilitate the development of the walkways and two that would hinder the development. For the hindrances, discuss ways that the team might work to overcome those hindrances. Nursing Healthcare

Identifying public health issues is an important task that requires attention in order to implement change. Often times, change is opposed and not welcomed. With reference to the situation presented, there are benefits and hindrances that could arise. The need for access to pedestrian walkways would be presented based on the safety that these walkways would offer as well as the health benefit that these walkways would offer. With the walkways, there would be no reason for people to be walking in the roadway or close to the road, risking being injured by a motorist. There is less risk of injury since the walkways would provide safe and level paved ground to walk on. The health benefit would come from the walkways giving persons wanting to walk, a safe spot to walk or run and not be in the way of cars traveling the roadways. Walking has many health benefits that include: Nursing Healthcare

  • increased cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness
  • reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
  • improved management of conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, joint, and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes
  • stronger bones and improved balance
  • increased muscle strength and endurance
  • reduced body fat.

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Two different hindrances that could be expected include cost and space. The need for the walkways would be a good tool for encouraging those in the city council and/or county commission to approve the funding. Space may be a problem if the roadways are close to housing and stores. Dealing with the right of way laws, and getting private citizens to be onboard with the construction could also become a problem. Educating the public on what these sidewalks could mean for the health of the community could potentially increase the approval as well as recruit others to promote the idea.  Nursing Healthcare

Nursing is a healthcare profession that focuses on the care of individuals and their families to help them recover from illness and maintain optimal health and quality of life.

Nurses are distinct from other healthcare providers as they have a wide scope of practice and approach to medical care. They play an integral role in promoting health, preventing illness, and caring for all individuals, including those who are disabled or are physically or mentally ill. Nursing Healthcare

They are responsible for the ongoing care of sick individuals and need to assess their health status and help them throughout the process to recovery. The role of a nurse may include to:

  • Promote health and prevent illness
  • Care for the disabled and physically / mentally ill people
  • Engage in healthcare teaching
  • Participate in the provision of healthcare alongside other team members
  • Supervise training and education of nurses
  • Assist in healthcare research

Nurses advocate for the best interests of the patients at all times and focus on holistic health, which encompasses the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient. They are also involved in the treatment decision-making process to represent the patient’s situation and make recommendations, if required. Nursing Healthcare

There are various types of nurses, according to the level of education and role in the healthcare team. These include

  • Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Nurse Midwife (CNM)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Nursing Instructor

Additionally, a registered nurse may practice in a particular field with a specialization. There are many different types of specializations, including addiction, cardiovascular, mental health, and oncology nursing. In order to become specialized in a certain field, additional study and a certification exam is usually required Nursing Healthcare

References

  • http://www.icn.ch/who-we-are/icn-definition-of-nursing/
  • http://www.truthaboutnursing.org/faq/nursing_definition.html
  • http://www.fresnostate.edu/chhs/nursing/about/what.html
  • http://www.nursing.uiowa.edu/academic-programs/bsn/what-is-nursing Nursing Healthcare
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