Community health nursing combines public health sciences and nursing theories to improve and sustain the health of populations in communities. This course provides an overview of community health nursing history, poverty, sustainability, and the health care needs of developing countries.
- Compare the roles and responsibilities of nurses in a variety of community/public health settings.
- Analyze the influence of historical, social, cultural, political, and economic forces on the delivery of care.
- Comprehend human “needs” and describe how these change.
- Synthesize information on concepts surrounding sustainability, poverty, and health care needs in developing countries.
- Describe the role of nursing in international sustainable development projects.
- Evaluate resources to become involved in international development projects.
About the Author
Sarah Oerther, MSN, MEd, RN, CSPI focuses on holistic care -- caring for the mind, body, and spirit. She has instilled her passion for education and research in several non-profit organizations to create successful outcome measures for pilot projects in the United States, Africa, and India.