Windshield Survey Reflection
October 21, 2013
Windshield Survey Reflection
In a community there are many challenges that arise for members of the community, and the community health nurse needs to be able to provide care in any setting. Based on the setting nurses can utilize various sources of information to arrive at the appropriate nursing diagnosis. This reflection will discuss the community detailed in the Wind Shield Survey and community nursing diagnosis that are appropriate for the community based on the nursing assessment. The focus will be on community health that is defined as identifying and meeting a collective need in the community, that differs from the surrounding communities(Stanhope&Lancaster,2012) According to the WHO community is a social group determined by geographic (Creekmur, 2013) another. It functions within a particular social structure and exhibits and creates norms, values and social institutions (World Health Organization [WHO], 1974, p. 7; Stanhope& Lancaster, 2012). In the community of Prince Georges County, there are 6,073.6 people per sq mile. In the city of Suitland/Camp Springs there are 25,000 people. 91.9 % are African-American, 15.7% Hispanic, and 26.5% are Caucasian, and 4.4 % are Asian (non-white). The mean income for households is 54,000 annually. In 20ll there were 329,794 housing units. This total comprises single family homes, and apartment complexes. Home ownership in the county is about 64% as compared to surrounding counties, and multi-unit dwellings comprised about 32.4 % of housing in the county. Mass transit is provided by Metro, a government subsidized mass transit system that runs 24 hours a day and people in the community also have personal vehicles.
The current plan for PG County is to implement a health partnership with the Department of Health for PG County to reduce the rates of Diabetes, Infant Mortality, Heart Disease,...
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