- Discussion A
- Consider the community surrounding your school of nursing. Pick two environmental conditions and assess these conditions. Where do you think you could locate data to support your observations?
- As you consider your selection of your environmental conditions keep in mind the importance of healthy environments to optimal health. It is key for nurses to be skilled in the assessment of environmental health risks and hazards in order to adequately develop the health promotion and prevention education tools and strategies.A component of the health risk assessment is assessing risks in vulnerable populations such as children and homeless. It is a way of determining the probability of a threat related to an exposure.
- Discussion B
- Look through several major newspapers for articles that discuss care for the elderly in the community or care for those at the end stage of a life-threatening illness. Then answer the following questions:
A) What is the role of a community health nurse in assisting families in the care of the elderly in their homes?
B) What are some of the barriers related to the initiation of home care services in communities?
C) How does living in an urban area versus a rural area affect home care services?
There are so many things to think of when we think of assisting in the care of the elderly or those with life limiting conditions such as the primary insurances which includes Medicare and Medicaid.
Medicare is a program to support health needs for older Americans and specific disabled younger Americans.
Medicare and Medicaid are government programs that are in place to provide medical and health related services to those who qualify by age, disability or income.
There are several different types of Medicare, such as A, B and Dâ€¦ do you know what each covers? How will this impact the care of the elderly or those at the end of life?
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