WVU NSG 411 - Exam 1 Study Guide (11 pages)

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Evolution of community health nursing, Foundations of community health practice, Community as a client, and Communicable disease control

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Nsg 411 - Complex Community Systems-CAP
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NSG 411 1st Edition Exam 1 Study Guide Chapter 1 Foundations of CH nursing 12 questions Health promotion vs disease prevention Disease prevention begins with a threat to health a disease or environmental hazard and seeks to protect as many people as possible from the harmful consequences of that threat Health promotion begins with people who are basically healthy and seeks the development of community and individual measures which can help them to develop lifestyles that can maintain and enhance their state of well being Levels of prevention Primary points out occurrence of health problem vaccinations encouraging elderly to install safety bars Secondary Detects and Treats existing disease or impairment in early stage Tertiary Reduce the severity of a health problem to its lowest possible level Community vs population Communities and populations are both types of aggregates mass or grouping of distinct individuals who are considered as a whole A population is made up of people who do not necessarily interact with one another and do not necessarily share a sense of belonging to that group directly contrasting a community Types of communities Geographic city town and neighborhoods Common Interest a collection of people even if widely scattered geographically can have an interest or goal which binds them together nursing organization church in a large area Solution a group of people who came together to solve a problem that affects all of them Evolution of CH PH Nursing 4 questions Nursing leaders Florence Nightingale The ultimate object is to nurse all sick at home Changed to a cleaner environment for soldiers an improved survival rate Dorothea Dix Advocated for those with mental illness Francis Root First official public health nurse served people living in poverty provided care to the sick and taught hygeine Helped start American Red Cross Lillian Wald and Mary Brewster Henry Street Settlement focuses on health and the social environment advocate for school nurses

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