Windshield Survey

Topics: Nursing, Health, Public health, Health care / Pages: 9 (2056 words) / Published: Sep 25th, 2013
Abstract
A Windshield Survey can be described as a form of information gathered by an individual after traversing through a particular neighborhood. It is an observational evaluation that aims at revealing particular aspects of the community such as available resources, community safety, communal relations, societal values, state of housing and zoning, the forms of ethnicity and race, open space and service centers, religion and politics, boundaries, stores, street health and morbidity as well as any common signs of decay media. This paper presents a Windshield Survey of San Francisco City Suburbs. Through personal experience, the paper presents a number of reflection concepts and the entire survey findings.

A Windshield Survey of San Francisco City Suburbs A Windshield Survey can be described as a form of information gathered by an individual after traversing through a particular neighborhood. It is an observational evaluation that aims at revealing particular aspects of the community such as available resources, community safety, communal relations, societal values, state of housing and zoning, the forms of ethnicity and race, open space and service centers, religion and politics, boundaries, stores, street health and morbidity as well as any common signs of decay media. The information gathered through a windshield survey is useful to a nurse especially in identifying purposeful information that can aid in recognizing inclinations, predicaments, needs, organizations, practices and other aspects that establish the state of health in a particular community. To analyze the components of a particular community acquired through a Windshield Survey; the concept of healthy cities becomes imperative. This paper presents a windshield survey with a reflection of the conditions of San Francisco neighborhood. The survey was carried on the 3rd and 4th days of August 2011. Through personal experience, the paper presents a number of reflection



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