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    explore community health principles

    Community nursing assignment

    Community nursing assignment

    This assignment has been designed to assist you to explore
    community health principles
    and
    approaches
    and
    understand
    how these
    can be applied
    in nursing
    practice
    within a community setting.
    Essay topic
    D
    iscuss how the
    community
    nurse
    , u
    sing an empowerment
    approach, could promote health literacy in
    relation to th
    e health goal identified for the chosen client group
    .
    T
    ask

    Choose
    one
    of the given scenarios
    (see below)
    .
    Each scenario provides a context, nursing role,
    client group and
    health goal
    .

    Write a 2
    ,000 word essay which discusses how the community nurse, using an empowerment
    approach, could promote health literacy in relation to the health goal for the chosen client group.

    Ensure that you base your
    analysis and discussion on community health
    principles and
    approach
    es
    ;
    including primary health care model (rather than the medical model)
    ;
    a group
    ,
    community
    or population focus (rather than an individual or disease focus) and health promotion
    strategies
    .

    Ensure that you use
    scholarly literature
    relevant to the
    essay task and the scenario you have
    chosen
    and support the points you make in your
    essay
    .
    Scenarios
    1.
    You are working as a registered nurse
    in an outreach service for
    homeless men in a large city.
    Goal
    :
    You
    want to promote health literacy
    and decision

    making
    in relation to
    drug and/or alcohol
    use.
    2
    .
    You are working as a registered nurse in a community cent
    re that serves a large migrant
    population.
    Goal
    :
    You want to
    promote
    the women’s
    health literacy
    and
    decision

    making related to
    a selected
    lifestyle
    issue (diet, exercise).
    3
    .
    You are working as a registered nurse in a high
    school.
    Goal
    :
    You want to promote health literacy in relation to sexual health
    and decision

    making
    .
    4
    .
    You are working as a registered nurse in a general practice.
    Goal
    :
    You want to promote health literacy about
    making lif
    estyle change
    /s
    to improve health
    for
    men
    (please specify the lifestyle change
    /s
    on which you are focusing)
    .
    MARKING CRITERIA
    Marks
    1.
    INTRODUCTION
    Describes
    the purpose of the essay, and gives a indication of the main thrust of the argument
    / 5
    2.
    KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING OF HEALTH LITERACY AND EMPOWERMENT
    Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the concepts of health literacy and empowerment (in
    general, and
    more specifically
    in relation to the identified
    health goal
    )
    / 20
    3.
    A
    NALYSIS: A
    PPLI
    CATION OF COMMUNITY HEALTH APPO
    ACHES AND PRINCIPLES
    RELEVANT TO CLIENT GROUP, HEALTH
    GOAL
    AND CONTEXT
    Bases
    analysis and
    discussion
    on community health
    principles and approaches
    ;
    including
    primary
    health care model (rather than the medical model)
    ;
    a group
    , community
    or population focus (rather tha
    n
    an individual or disease focus)
    and
    health promotion
    strategies
    / 4
    0
    5.
    CONCLUSION
    Succinctly summarises the main points, restates central arguments and clearly demonstrates how the
    points in the essay
    relate to the overall question
    / 5
    6.
    ACADEMIC WRITING
    Skilful us
    e of language, grammar, sentence and paragraph construction to create a clear, logical,
    succinct argument focused on the topic
    / 10
    7.
    RESEARCH AND
    USE OF EVIDENCE
    Identifies, analyses and uses
    good quality evidence to s
    upport the arguments outlined. (Uses a
    t least 10
    appropriate scholarly
    sources published in the last 10 years
    )
    / 10
    8.
    PRESENTATION

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