Prepare a 3–4-page report that describes methods for promoting new health care services in a rural community. In your report, explain evidence-based strategies for an interdisciplinary health care team to work with a diverse rural population, potential barriers to health and wellness for a rural population, and communication strategies and techniques for the interdisciplinary team.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 1: Explain the principles and practices of highly effective interdisciplinary collaboration.
Recommend communication strategies and techniques for an interdisciplinary health care team working with a rural community population.
Competency 2: Describe the concepts, processes, and tools required to conduct comprehensive health assessments for individuals, families, communities, and populations.
Describe methods for promoting health care delivery services in a rural community.
Explain culturally sensitive evidence-based strategies for working with a diverse rural population.
Competency 3: Explain the internal and external factors that can affect the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
Explain potential barriers to health care for a rural community population.
Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with the expectations of a nursing professional.
Write content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
Correctly format paper, citations, and references using current APA style.
When assessing health individually or within a community, it is important to consider the social aspect. Many issues can affect health, including work and life stressors, as well as cultural beliefs and practices.
We know that lifestyle behaviors affect health; however, from a nursing perspective, the social aspect of health has grown in importance. The social aspect of a health assessment can be performed through the dimensions of the individuals and their families—and then into the broader sense of their communities and all that those communities entail. Clark and Paraska (2014) outline the theoretical foundations for health-promotion concepts, theories, and models, along with ways to apply them to research and practice.
Clark, C. C., & Paraska, K. K. (2014). Health promotion for nurses: A practical guide. Burlington, MA. Jones & Bartlett.