Explain how a crisis situation affects community health.

Create a 10–15 slide PowerPoint presentation that compares how different communities respond to crises, describes obstacles to providing health care services related to community crises, and explains current practices for providing health care services related to community crises. Recommend an evidence-based nursing response for providing health care services related to community crises.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following

Competency 1: Explain the factors that affect the health of communities.

Explain how a crisis situation affects community health.

Competency 3: Develop an evidence-based nursing response for providing health care services related to community crises.

Compare different approaches for responding to a community crisis.

Describe obstacles to providing health care services related to a community crisis.

Recommend an evidence-based nursing response for providing health care services related to community crises.

Explain current practices for providing health care services related to community crises.

Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations of a nursing professional.

Write content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.

Correctly format citations and references, using current APA style.

Context

As in acute nursing, emergencies do arise in the community/public health arena. These emergencies can take the form of manmade or natural disasters. Health care professionals have had to increase their awareness of their duty to care during these situations. The need for planning and preparing for these possible events is being reinforced (Tomczyk, et al., 2008). Public health nurses bring specific skills to disaster response. Their roles can range from first responders to policy developers.

Reference

Tomczyk, D., Alvarez, D., Borgman, P., Cartier, M., Caulum, L., Galloway, C., … Meske, D. (2008). Caring for those who care: The role of the occupational health nurse in disasters. AAOHN Journal, 56(6), 243–250.

Questions to Consider

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.

What would you do in the event of a disaster?

What information would be critical to have, to ensure appropriate care for your loved ones?

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