Windshield Survey Reflection Nur/405

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Windshield Survey Reflection Phoenix Health Communities: Theory and Practice NUR/405 Michelle Hodsed April 01, 2012 Windshield Survey Reflection Center Point, Alabama, is a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. The majority of the people that live in this city are Caucasians over 65, and African American families. Center Point historically was considered an upper to middle class suburban area, but currently it is looked upon as a lower class urban community. Recently, my husband and I moved to Alabama, we were unable to sell our home in Texas therefore, we decided to rent. My activities such as shopping, exercising, work, and church are all done outside of the Center Point vicinity. Even though I drive through the inner city often, I have never considered myself as being a part of the neighborhood. Reflecting on my Windshield Survey I learned a community can be considered as a group of people who lives in close proximity sharing a part of the environment (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008). Looking at Center Point from a personal perspective my focus will be on items that can be change from a nurse’s perspective. The top three community diagnoses that will be addressed are adolescent pregnancy, sexual transmitted disease and Obesity. The number of teenage pregnancy is alarming in some parts of Alabama. According to the Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Alabama has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the United States and this includes Center Point, Alabama. In 2009, 8,365 children were born who mother ranged between the ages 10-19 (Reeves, 2010, para. 1). As I look around at all the young girls, it seems as if teen pregnancy is acceptable in this neighborhood. My first diagnosis is: Ineffective Community Coping skills related to increased levels in teen pregnancy. Intervention: Assess teenagers’ knowledge about sex and sexuality to determine their
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