BUKOLA DISCUSSION POST
Community as a client” is a nursing approach that focuses on a population or a group of people as opposed to an individual patient (Melo & Alves, 2019). In my community, health problems, including obesity, smoking, diabetes, and hypertension are highly prevalent. In dealing with these health problems, the concepts of community client, community, community health, and partnership for health are very important. For example, health issues caused by lifestyles such as speeding, overeating, and smoking, cannot be addressed simply by requesting persons to choose health-promoting behaviors. A community must also offer healthy choices. The residents of the community need to understand that people cannot change their behaviors alone; they need the support of friends, family members, social policies, and community health care systems. Therefore, a partnership of nurses, doctors, family members, and policymakers is required to address the problems in my community.
Community cohesion refers to the sense of solidarity and strength of relationships among members of a community (Kulig et al., 2018). Community cohesion is very important in healthcare delivery because it promotes sharing of ideas, opinions, and perspectives crucial for boosting healthcare outcomes. In my community, community cohesion is somewhat strong. During pandemics or natural disasters, people come together to support each other. Community resources such as fire extinguishers, ambulances, first aid kits, emergency boats, and educational materials are available to assist people during pandemics. Therefore, in addressing the above-mentioned health problems in my community, community resources would play a key role. For example, I will use ambulances to assist people in getting emergency services. In my community, the motivation to fix health problems, including obesity, smoking, diabetes, and hypertension is very high. Therefore, realizing the positive outcomes would be possible.
Kulig, J. C., Townshend, I., Kosteniuk, J., Karunanayake, C., Labrecque, M. E., & MacLeod, M. L. (2018). Perceptions of sense of community and community engagement among rural nurses: Results of a national survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 88, 60-70.
THERESIA DISCUSSION POST
A community is defined as a mass of individuals, usually residing in a detailed topographical locality, who partake similar values, norms, and culture, and are organized in a communal configuration concerning acquaintances that the society has established during a specific time (Hanchett, 2019).
Community as a client refers to the notion of a community-wide group of individuals as the aim of nursing service. Community health is defined as meeting aggregate demands by analyzing problems and controlling behaviors within and between the community and society at large (Hanchett, 2019). It comprises of various dimensions such as process, structure, and status. The concept of partnership for health is defined as the interactive relationship between the patient or the community and health professionals.
Community cohesion refers to the aspect of intimacy and bonding displayed by members of society. It involves features such as a sense of belonging, and the members agree on community goals, systems, visions to attain equal prosperity for all the members (Kruske, Barclay, & Schmied, 2018). Examples of community cohesion come from charitable foundations and voluntary youth groups. There are various problems among the community members, such as hypertension, cancer, diabetes, and asthma caused by smoking and less physical exercise.
To fix these problems, various resources are incorporated, such as patient-centered care homes providing education, counseling on nutrition, and government reimbursements which are cost-effective and help in the functionality of the patients with chronic diseases. Intervention programs such as peer education and behavioral changes promote the lifestyle of an individual and family.
Hanchett, E. S. (2019). Nursing models and community as client. Nursing Science Quarterly, 3(2), 67-72.
Kruske, S., Barclay, L., & Schmied, V. (2018). Primary health care, partnership, and polemic: child and family health nursing support in early parenting. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 12(2), 57-65.