Windshield Survey

Topics: Gang, Health care, Chicago, Health care provider, Barack Obama / Pages: 7 (1549 words) / Published: Apr 12th, 2011
Windshield Survey

Of

Chicago’s Southside

March 28, 2011

By

Michel’e Lusk

NUR/405

UOP

Aspects of the Community that Could Affect Health

At every bus stop and train line people stand with their ipods listening to music. Cars drive by with the music at the highest volume. Loud noises can damage hearing. Alcohol abuse can lead to pancreatitis, as well as smoking leading to cancer. Improper use of drugs can cause addictions that may lead to overdose. Accidents, such as vehicular homicide can be caused due to speeding and hit and run. Injuries caused by gang fights or gunshots have become prevalent in our communities. Terms Defined

“A community is defined as a social group determined by geographic boundaries and/or common values and interests. Its members know and interact with one another. It functions within a particular social structure and exhibits and creates norms, values and social institutions” (World Health Organization [WHO], 1974, p.7).

Community health is the meeting of collective needs by identifying problems and managing behaviors within the community itself and between the community and the larger society. Status, structure, and process comprise community health.

A community is viewed as a client only when the nursing focus is on the collaborative or common good of the population instead of on individual health.

Healthy People 2020 Indicator of a Nursing Role

Healthy People 2010 is a publication from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS, 2000). It offers vision of the future for health and specific objectives to

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