Preventing Disease in Communities: The Role of Public Health, the Silent Sentinel

APA format, 350 words, scholar authors and see references below

Our world starts with our own community, county, and state, then moves out in concentric rings from that point to include our country and eventually the world. Disease is transmitted from person to person through direct contact, or from a source such as a vector or contaminated water through a variety of means, such as flood waters or even terrorist actions. Individuals with limited

 or no knowledge of safe sex methods may have unprotected sexual relations and knowingly or unknowingly transmit disease to their partners, then to their partners partners, and on and on. Often it is the role of the public health nurse to investigate a disease outbreak, contain it, and then educate others so that the same situation doesnt happen again.

Create a brief description of your setting, providing some context; for example, how many patients are seen, size or capacity of the facility as applicable, and/or the location of the office or organization.

A pediatricians office 

  • What is your policy on accepting patients who refuse vaccinations?
  • What are the most common reasons parents decline vaccinations for their children in this particular office?
  • What is the policy at this office for giving antibiotics to treat viral syndromes?

The eyes of the public health nurse (PHN). Imagine you are the PHN and have been asked to investigate an outbreak at this facility.

  • What questions would you ask?
  • What suggestions could you make to avoid a disease outbreak at the facility?
  • What would your role as a change agent be for any deficiencies you find in your on-site inspection?

 A 3-paragraph (at least 350 words) response. Be sure to use from the readings and include . Utilize writing practice and skills, including the use of and . Avoid quotes; to incorporate evidence into your own writing. A is required. Use the most (usually 5 years old).

References

Holtz, C. (2017). Global health care: Issues and policies (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Chapter 9, Infectious Diseases from a Global Perspective (pp. 229-254)
Chapter 13, Global Perspectives on Violence, Injury, and Occupational Health (pp. 347-378)
Chapter 7, Global Perspectives on Mental Health (pp. 173-196)
 

Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community, 9th Ed. by Stanhope, M., & Lancaster, J. Copyright 2015 by Elsevier Health Science Books. Reprinted by permission of Elsevier Health Science Books via the Copyright Clearance Center.
 

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