The process of providing a partial health assessment on your selected population/group using the Population Health Promotion Model was started. Some useful references were found relating to seniors. The population/group assessed was unclear- see comments in paper. The purpose of this assignment is to apply the concepts of this course and provide a partial assessment of a population/group, identifying their strengths and their needs using 3 determinants of health from the Population Health Promotion Model that results in a community analysis that logically leads to the community nursing diagnosis. What you are looking for is an understanding of the population focusing on the commonalities of the group. How are the selected population/group taking care of themselves? When specifying the determinants consider their current health status and how they deal with stressors? What are their strengths? What are their values and beliefs that are common as a group? What factors lead to a good health status? (diet, exercise, etc.) What issues does this population/group see as being the most important to them? These considerations provide you with a broad knowledge of the population/group. Using literature and statistics to support your findings is an essential part of this assignment.
Then you will be able to analyze and identify common themes or issues to develop the community nursing diagnosis. This paper reveals an unsatisfactory understanding of the topic.
Present the one priority community diagnoses in a short concise manner that includes the 4 parts as indicated by Vollman, Anderson, and McFarlane (Canadian Community as Partner text (4th ed., page 256-258). (Issue description-Risk, concern, state includes potential/actual; Focus-Boundaries of the population segment of interest; Etiology-Causal factors; Manifestations-Data that supports the etiological inference-Signs and symptoms) that gives direction for the next step-planning an implementation program. For the final assignment use the following template as a guide to apply so you have all the components of the community diagnosis:
Template for Community Diagnosis
Issue description Focus Etiology Manifestations Risk, concern, state includes potential/actual Boundaries of the population segment of interest Causal factors Data that supports the etiological inference -Signs and symptoms Problem Approach Example Risk of low birthweight Among pregnant teen women living in the downtown area Related to a) inadequate income
b) tobacco use
as manifested by insecure housing, use of the food bank, unemployment rates
as manifested by smoking rates among pregnant teens
Poor nutritional status Among female seniors in Bridgeland
Related to a) social isolation b) inability to obtain food
as manifested by reports of home care nurses and parish workers