Community assessment and consultation

| February 24, 2015
1) These are the guide lines for the essay and we have to strictly adhere to them. 2) See the under listed point for a brief idea of the community for my practical because the professor really wants the paper to be strictly on the community: a) The community is a middle school from grade 6-8. b) My focus group is grade 7. c) This community consists of immigrant, identified from the windshield survey and introduction from my preceptor. d) Larger population of single parent, always busy working most of them doesn’t even have time to monitor the kids. I t was even observed during winter that most of this children are not dressing warm enough for the weather. Assignment Guidelines: •This paper will be 8-10 pages in length; double-spaced using APA format 5th ed. •A minimum of 6 – 8 scholarly resources from your course readings will be used throughout the assessment. •Use Chapter 11 in Stamler & Yiu (2008) and this course kit’s framework (described below) to structure your assignment. •Students will work in their practicum team for this assignment but will write and submit individual papers. •Community consultation/assessment is a combination of studies and stories Therefore, inclusion of client perceptions/stories along with statistical data related to your community aggregate are requirements of this assignment. •This assignment will provide background information and will help you prepare for the development of your health promotion initiative. Therefore, you are advised to read the guidelines for Assignment III as you prepare for this assignment. What is community? Identify the specific community that you have accessed Who makes up this community? What makes this a community? Why have you chosen this community for your assessment? What is this community’s history? THE PROCESS OF CONSULTING WITH THE COMMUNITY 1-WHAT METHOD OF APPROACHES HAVE YOU USED TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON YOUR COMMUNITY (REFER TO AND REFERENCE COURSE MATERIALS) 2- BRIEFLY EXPLAIN WHY YOU DECIDED TO DO THIS TYPE OF ASSESSMENT 3- DESCRIBE HOW YOU COLLECTED INFORMATION 3a-PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES THAT YOU CONSULTED 3b-WHO YOU TALKED TO (IDENTIFY KEY SKATEHOLDERS, INFORMATANTS AND DECISION MAKERS) NOTE: I interviewed my PRECEPTOR, PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE, SOCIAL WORKER, SCHOOL COUNCELLOR 3d-WHAT YOU ASKED 3e-HOW YOU ENSURED CONFIDENTIALITY 3f- WHAT YOU OBSERVED KNOWLEDGE OFCOMMUNITY What did you find out about your community through your consultation? 1a-summarize answers to the questions that you asked your community 1b- make sure that you include what you saw when you did your windshield survey and epidemiological data related to your community? 1c- describe demographic/geographic breakdown, social, environmental, political and economic influences. Note: The community has large population of immigrants, single parent and low income people. Always busy working most of them do not even have time to monitor the kids. I t was even observed during winter that most of this children are not dressing warm enough for the weather. 2- What is the health issues affecting your community? 3- What are the challenges/barriers to health and social justice? 4-Does your community experience any victim blaming? Explain your answer 5- What services and programs does your placement offer to your community? Are these services upstream or downstream? 6- Does your community work with other partners? Identify the partners that they work with and how they work with them. 7-what pre-requisites to health are met by your community placement? Which pre-requisites are not met? Explain your answer and relate to course readings. 8-what political advocacy is required for this community to enjoy health? 9- How did you utilize the Ottawa charter or CHNAC standards in doing this community assessment? 10- From a socio-environmental or upstream perspective, what might be one (1) health promotion strategy a community health nurse could use to meet a health need that was identified by your community? Explain/elaborate. REFLECTIVE ON YOUR COMMUNITY 1-What have you come to understand about the lived experience of your community? 2-How did Watson’s theory guide your practices as you participate in relationship building with your community? Any light-bulb moments? 3-How were you affected by this experience of interfacing with your community did you learn about yourself that you may not have known before. Course Material 2.Stamler, L., & Yiu, L. (2012). Community Health Nursing: A Canadian Perspective. Toronto: Pearson Canada (3rd Edition). ISBN : 978-0-13-245565-7. 3.CNO (2005) Entry to Practice Competencies for Registered Nurses. 4. CNA (2008). Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses. 5. Community Health Nurses Association of Canada. (2011). Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice (CHN-C). Toronto: Author ****Please note that these were revised in 2011 6. Watson’s Caring Theory.

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