Homework Question on Community Health Nursing
- Individual, interpersonal, community, and environmental influences all affect the health status of a community. For a community you are involved in, name two key factors in each area. For your community, which factors have the most effect? The least?
- Healthy People 2010 follows a variety of health indicators, such as physical activity and obesity; drug, alcohol, and tobacco use; mental health; incidence of violence and injury; environmental issues; and access to health care. For a population in your community, which of these indicators do you think has the greatest impact on health and wellness?
- What media are used in your community to promote health and prevent illness or disease? Give three examples and discuss how effective they are for their target audience
Homework Answer on Community Health Nursing
- The Health Status of the Community
Individual, interpersonal, community, and environmental influences all affect the health status of a community. In my community, these factors are actively involved in shaping the general health status of the community.
In my community, lifestyle choices and genetics have played anintegralpart in identifying the health standings of all members.
My community’s health status is also influenced by the social support networks that provide support from the family, friends and community level. Additionally,employment and working conditions that a member is exposed to also predict a person’s overall health.
Pollution has been influential inpredicting community health. At high levels of exposure, the air and water contaminants have had an influence on a variety of adverse health effects in the community.
General View of the Health determinants
Of all the mentioned factors in play within my community, individual influences and the physical environments have a larger influence on the community’s health. However, community influences such as resources have had an insignificant role in influencing the health of the community.