Question week 1 discussion The Role of the Community and Public Health Nurse This week, your Instructor assigned you a chapter in the course textbook that discussed the role of the public health nurse in a specific setting.Based on your assigned chapter and bearing in mind the primary prevention focus of the community/public health nurse, respond to the following: What differentiates the role of the community and public health nurse from other health professionals? What skills and knowledge are necessary for the type of decision making inherent in population-focused nursing practice? How do these skills differ from those required in the institutional setting? Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature. Post your response by Day 3 of this week. Respond by Day 7 to at least two of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways: • Ask a probing question. • Expand on the colleague’s posting. • Offer polite disagreement or critique, supported with evidence. In addition to, but not in place of, the above you may: • Offer and support an opinion. • Validate an idea with your own experience. • Make a suggestion or comment which guides or facilitates the Discussion.
In response to the continuous changes in health care today, nurses are charged with staying well informed on many rapidly evolving aspects of patient care.