Windshield Survey Summary and Reflection Tara Washington NUR 405 August 24, 2015 Denise Wilson When looking at a community and the health of that community, it is important to define what exactly a community is and what community health is as well. A community is a group of people who live within the same geographic location and share the same type of lifestyle, values and norms. Community health then seeks to look at the general health beliefs and practices within that community. According to Stanhope and Lancaster (2008), “Community health is defined as the meeting of collective needs through identification of problems and management of behaviors within the community itself and between the community and the larger society” (p. 370). Community health is not limited to improving outcomes of an individual suffering from a particular disease or illness, but concentrates on the improvement of the community as a whole.
Angela Friel C688704X 3.2 TMA02 Part A ‘The care and support that we provide for people should enable them to make the most of their lives’ (DH. 2006, p.13). How successful are health and/or social care services in achieving this aim? Introduction This essay will consider whether health and/or social care services enable people to make the most of their lives. It is important that services can be user led and person centred.
Epidemiology NUR 408 June 20, 2014 Karen Harriman RN, MSN, NCSN Epidemiology According to Stanhope epidemiology is considered to be the basic science of public health which involves “studying the occurrence and distribution of health-related states or events in specified populations, including the study of the determinants influencing such states, and the application of this knowledge to control the health problems” (2012,p.255). Epidemiologists’ goal is to keep all members of communities, local and global at their optimal health through studying the occurrence and distribution of diseases. It is through continued data collection, research and evidenced-based practice that these diseases and events are controlled. Prevention at the
Windshield Survey Summary and Reflection Mary Lou Lamer NUR/405 January 25, 2013 Dawn Warner Windshield Survey Summary and Reflection Introduction “Although it is necessary to identify health risk factors among individuals and groups in the community, it is of paramount importance that nurses learn to identify and work with health problems of a defined population or the total community”. (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2012, pg. 395). The “windshield survey” is one method that the nurse can use to collect data about a particular community, however, understanding the meaning of community, community health, community as a client, and partnership, as they relay to nursing in the public setting, is important to successful data assessment. Community “Community is a locality – based entity, composed of systems of formal organizations reflecting society’s institutions, informal groups, and aggregates”.
P1: You need to explain the function of research in health and social care. Research by definition is a planned process where information has been collected and analysed for a specific purpose; the findings are then reported and published. Research has many functions such as; identifying needs, highlighting gaps in provision, planning provision, informing policy or practice, extending knowledge and understanding, improving practice, aiding reflection, allowing progress to be monitored and examining topics of contemporary importance. Firstly identifying needs in health and social care is central to a service user’s care as the professionals need to identify the needs of the individual to adapt the care to be specific to the service user.
- Explain the function of research in Health and Social Care What is research? Research is an investigation which follows a systematic and scientific approach which looks into and studies new materials, sources etc. so that we can establish facts and reach conclusions. We decide that we need to research a topic when we have a question that needs to be answered or a problem that needs to be resolved. There are a number of ways to carry out research; however there are two main approaches which are qualitative and quantitative.
Unit 2 – Section B Transmission of Values In a health and social care environment there are many codes and conducts that carer providers should abide by, if they chose not to abide the rules and regulations it could resort in consequences both for the provider and service user. In this section of work I plan to outline what the transmissions of values are in communication and why they are important in health and social care settings. For each transmission value, I will identify the value and explain how it can be transmitted, I will then also give an example for each value to show how it can be admitted and applied to alternative client groups. In total there are ten different transmission care values to be applied in a health and social care setting and they are; awareness of needs, relationships, understanding a service user, respect for difference, maintaining personal dignity, providing choice, encouraging independence, confidentiality, praise and promoting identity, (Moonie, 2005, page 101). Transmission of values is a process where health and social care workers administer the different care values to ensure each client receives a high standard of care.
They provide a rehabilitation center that works not only with the body but the mind, to treat the whole person. And, they have a Breast Care Center, which has earned a national accreditation and provides state-of-the-art screening and diagnostic tools (MCMC, 2009-2010). Being affiliated with the right organizations can help with strengthening your status in the community, which is why Mid-Columbia, became affiliated with the Planetree Alliance. Planetree is a non-profit organization that believes the same things that Mid-Columbia does and they help with continuing promotion of nurturing the body, mind and spirit. They believe that kindness and compassion helps minimize the stress that hinders healing (Planetree, 2009) and treating the patients like human beings rather than numbers, can go a long way.
It focuses on risk behaviors, healthy lifestyles and individual responsibility. Also emphasizes health education and treat people in isolation of their environments. This model was perceived and defined in contemporary Western societies, and looks at the body as a machine, which need to be ‘fixed’ or repaired. The social model of health (from 1970s onwards) addresses the broader determinants of health, involves inter-sectorial collaboration, acts to reduce social inequalities, empowers individuals and communities and acts to enable access to health care. The ecological model of health (from late 1970s onwards) acknowledges the reciprocal relationship between health-related behaviors and the environments in which people live, work and play (behavior does not occur in a vacuum).
Health care professionals can help bridge this gap, by taking the autonomy of adapting and setting standards and practices in offices, and with consumers. This can be a model to help other professionals bridge the communication gap in health care. References Block, D. (2003). The Social Turn in Second Lanuguage Acquisition. Edinburg: Edinburg University Press.