Nursing Chapter 7 Homework Access Public Health And Other Sources Information

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Chapter 7 Evidence-Based Practice Questions
This activity contains 3 questions.
Evidence for Effective Leadership and Management
CITATION: American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2013). Public health:
Recommended baccalaureate competencies and curricular guidelines for public health
nursing. Retrieved from
OVERVIEW: With the challenges of the 21st century of expanding public health needs
and changes in the U.S. healthcare system due to the Affordable Care Act of 2010
(ACA), nursing education needs to increase its emphasis on public/community nursing in
its curricula and in its learning strategies. The goal needs to be to better prepare nurses to
practice in the public/community settings to ensure that these services are effective and
efficient and meet the quality aims (Institute of Medicine, 2001, pp. 56).
2. Effective: Providing services based on scientific knowledge (evidence-based
3. Patient centered: Providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual
4. Timely: Reducing waits and harmful delays for both those who receive and those
who give care
6. Equitable: Providing care that does not vary in quality because of personal
characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and socioeconomic
status (disparity concern)
With this comes more emphasis on wellness, promotion of health, and prevention of
disease, all areas that nurses can actively participate in.
APPLICATION: This AACN supplement to the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate
Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008) provides recommendations to nursing
undergraduate faculty with resources and curriculum suggestions to assist in introducing
population health into baccalaureate curricula.
1. What are the additions per Essential?
2. Why are these additions important to public/community health nursing leadership
and management?
3. Develop an assessment tool to determine if you think your nursing program has
met these recommendations. If not, how could the curriculum and learning
experiences be improved?
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Chapter 7 ANSWER KEY Evidence-Based Practice Questions
Essential I:
Utilize the social and ecological determinants of health to work effectively with
diverse individuals, families, and groups.
Essential II:
Apply systems theory to PHN practice with individuals, families, and groups.
Participate with stakeholders to identify vision, values, and principles for
community action.
Maintain knowledge of current laws and policies relevant to public health.
Essential III:
Identify the determinants of health and illness of individuals and families using
multiple sources of data.
Use epidemiologic data and the ecological perspective to identify health risks for
a population.
Participate in research activities such as data collection at the community level to
build the scientific base of public health nursing.
Essential IV:
Access public health and other sources of information using informatics and other
information technologies. Assess data collected as part of the community
Essential V:
Describe the structure of the public health system. Identify public health
policiens, laws, and regulations relevant to PHN practice. Identify the impact of
Essential VI:
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Participate as a team member in developing organizational plans to implement
programs and policies; participates as a team member in evaluating programs for
their effectiveness and quality.
Essential VII:
Participate effectively in activities that facilitate community involvement in
creating a healthy environment for individuals, families, and groups.
Collaborate with community partners to promote the health of individuals and
Essential VIII:
Articulate the benefits of a diverse public health workforce.
Demonstrate presentation of targeted health information to multiple audiences at a
Essential IX:
Assess the health literacy of individuals, families, and groups served.
Utilize an ecological perspective in health assessment, planning, and interventions
with individuals, families, and groups.
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The additions are specific guidelines which allow public/community health nurses to
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