Community Health Nursing Quiz

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What is the focus of tertiary prevention in population-focused nursing?

Limitation of disability and rehabilitation

What is the role of a community health nurse as an educator?

Facilitate client’s understanding & learning facts about health promotion

Give an example of a secondary prevention measure in population-focused nursing.

Mammography, blood pressure screening, scoliosis screening

What distinguishes providing nursing care in community health practice from hospitals?

The target of service expands beyond the individual to include families, groups, and communities

Explain the managerial role of a community health nurse in population-focused nursing.

Managing family care, administering a clinic, planning a project

Which of the following is NOT a component of community health nursing practice?

Treatment of disorders

What is a key characteristic of a healthy community according to the text?

Conservation of natural resources

Which factor is NOT associated with the health status of a community?

Level of technological advancement

What is the main focus of primary prevention in community health nursing?

Enhancing resiliency and protective factors in healthy populations

Which of the following is NOT an indicator of health and illness mentioned in the text?

Frequency of social media use

What does primary prevention aim to achieve in community health nursing?

To prevent diseases before they occur

What is the purpose of immunization and water purification in terms of protection efforts?

Primary prevention

Which of the following activities best represents secondary intervention in health promotion?

Blood pressure screening

In what role does a community health nurse provide nursing care that extends beyond the individual to include families, groups, and communities?

Care provider

Which of the following best describes the role of a community health nurse as an educator?

Facilitating client's learning about health promotion

What type of prevention targets populations that have experienced disease or injury and focuses on limitation of disability and rehabilitation?

Tertiary prevention

Which of the following reflects a managerial role of a community health nurse in population-focused nursing?

Leading and planning service activities

What is the main focus of community health nursing?

Promoting and preserving the health of the community

Which belief is central to community health nursing?

Health care should be available, accessible, and acceptable to all persons

What is a key objective of community health nursing?

To provide health care services at every level of the community

What distinguishes community-based nursing practice from hospital-based nursing?

Community-based nursing applies the nursing process where people live and work

Which nursing activities are included in Community Health Nursing?

Client education, counseling, and advocacy

What is the significance of prevention in promoting health according to the text?

Prevention is essential to promote health

What is the main focus of community-based nursing practice?

Applying the nursing process in the community

Which best describes the approach of population-focused nursing?

Delivering care based on evidence to similar groups

What distinguishes community diagnosis in community health nursing?

It assesses the health needs of the whole community

Which is a common activity within community-based nursing practice?

Advocating for health services and resources in the community

What is the goal of evaluating health programs in community health nursing?

To identify program strengths and weaknesses for improvement

How does the environment affect the health of populations in community health nursing?

The environment plays a key role in determining health outcomes for communities

What does Community Health Nursing emphasize?

Promotion of health and wellness

Where does Community Health Nursing focus its care?

Rural areas, special clinics, schools, and industrial organizations

What is a key characteristic of Community Health Nursing?

It combines public health and nursing science

Where can a community health nurse provide care according to the text?

Schools, health centers, and during special functions

What is the focus of Community Health Nursing practice?

On promoting health and preventing illness

What is one way in which Community Health Nursing promotes client participation?

By fostering a sense of responsibility among people for their own health

What is the main focus of primary prevention in community health nursing according to the text?

Preventing health problems before they occur

Which factor is NOT associated with the health status of a community in the text?

Individual lifestyle choices

What is the purpose of immunization in terms of protection efforts according to the text?

To protect against infectious diseases

Which of the following best describes the key characteristics of a healthy community based on the text?

Recognition and conservation of natural resources

What do determinants of health and disease include according to the text?

Access to healthcare and cultural practices

Which of the following is NOT an indicator of health and illness mentioned in the text?

Media exposure

Study Notes

Community Health Nursing

  • Community health nursing is a synthesis of nursing and public health practice applied to promoting and preserving the health of the people.
  • It is a field of nursing practice that applies knowledge and skills from nursing and public health toward the promotion of optimal health for the total community.

Major Beliefs about Community Health Nursing

  • Health care should be available, accessible, and acceptable to all persons.
  • Nursing activities include client education, counseling, advocacy, and management of care.
  • The environment affects the health of the populations, groups, families, and individuals.
  • Prevention of illness is essential to promote health.
  • The client is the only constant member of the health care team.

Community-Based Nursing Practice

  • Community-based nursing practice refers to the application of the nursing process in caring for individuals, families, and groups where they live and work.
  • Population-focused nursing is the provision of evidence-based care to targeted groups of people with similar needs to improve outcomes.

Objectives of Community Health Nursing

  • Assess the needs and priorities of vulnerable groups such as pregnant mothers, children, and old ages.
  • Provide health care services at every level of community.
  • Make community diagnosis.
  • Evaluate health programs and make further plans.
  • Prevent disabilities and provide rehabilitation services.
  • Provide referral services at various health care levels.
  • Increase life expectancy.
  • Enhance the standards of nursing profession through conducting nursing research, providing quality assurance in CHN, and performing the role of nurse as epidemiologist.

Characteristics of Community Health Nursing

  • It is a field of nursing.
  • It combines public health and nursing science.
  • It focuses on population and environmental factors that may impact people's health.
  • It emphasizes health promotion, illness prevention, and wellness.
  • It emphasizes on health rather than illness.
  • It promotes client participation by a sense of responsibility among people for their own health.
  • It promotes client autonomy and participation in health care.
  • It emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration with other health care team members.
  • It focuses on clinical specialization such as school health nursing and occupational health nursing to meet changing societal needs.

Scope of Community Health Nursing

  • Rural areas and slums of cities.
  • Special clinics.
  • Mobile camps.
  • Health centers.
  • Schools.
  • Industrial organizations.
  • Fairs and other places of special functions-gathering.
  • Rural and poor urban families.
  • Disasters.

Test your knowledge on promoting health and efficiency in organized community efforts, focusing on sanitation of the environment and control of communicable infections. Explore major beliefs about community health nursing.

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