Quiz 1: Community-Oriented Nursing and Community-Based Nursing
The processes and activities, which promote the health of the community, are called as public health services. Public health handles with the promotion and awareness about the diseases prevention, symptoms and the treatment options. The private or public organisations and individuals, which take part in such activities, are called as a public health organisation. The public health department of a country aims to protect and promote health and safety in the country. They work to ease to proper access of the citizens to the public health services. They give leadership and also give an aim to the health department of the country. Public health organisation encourages dedication, loyalty and inspiration. They assure high standard of health services. They promote the ethical practise of medical professionals and they also guarantee a high level of responsibility, expertise and knowledge.
The public health nurse is responsible for merging the nursing knowledge and expertise with the population of the community and their betterment. They perform many activities. They are responsible for the evaluation of the risk factors in the community and estimate the target population. They aim at designing the public policy for promoting health and disease prevention in the target population. They are also responsible for the assessment and the evaluation of the health care services and ensure its correct implementation. Their major role is to provide health education, disease prevention, disease management and symptom identification knowledge to the individuals of the community. They should also educate the people about the various treatment options of the common diseases. Public health deals with the awareness and promotion about the prevention of diseases, symptoms and the available treatment options. The public health department of a country aims to protect and promote health and safety in the country.
Public health services deals with the activities that promote health and disease prevention on a community level. Such activities promote better health amongst all the individuals in the community. Community-based nursing aims at providing the illness care to the individuals of a specific community. It provides acute and chronic care to the people of the community. This results in the improvement of their capacity of self-care. It is basically a home or a clinic-based approach. The processes and activities, which promote the health of a community, are called as public health services. Public health deals with the awareness and promotion about the prevention of diseases, symptoms and the available treatment options. It is defined as a setting-specific family-centered care. It aims only at the people of that specific community. It deals at the individual level. Such nurses are responsible for the assessment of health status of the community, evaluate the outcome of the services and provide appropriate nursing interventions.