Princess Salma
Faculty of Nursing

Al Al-Bayt University

Community Health Nursing
Course Description
Course Aims and objectives
Course outlines
Text book and references
Prerequisite
Grading policy
Instructors and office hours
Miscellaneous
Time table
Lecture Notes
Attached Files
Previous Exams
Course Description
Course Aims And Objective
nullCOURSE OBJECTIVE Upon completion of this course students will be able to: 1. Describe the nature, philosophy and scope of community health nursing. 2. Identify the conceptual frameworks for community health nursing. 3. Describe current community health problems and issues. 4. Identify the role of the community health nurse in promotion of health and prevention of disease. 5 Use the "community as client" approach to apply concepts of disease prevention, health promotion, as well as nursing skills and techniques in providing care to the target population. 6. Demonstrate competence and judgment in performance of psychomotor skills appropriate to the management of clients. 7 Demonstrate ability to communicate coherently, comprehensively, and systematically verbally and nonverbally. 8. Apply the nursing process to the care of community-based clients individuals, families, groups, and the community itself-using principles of primary, secondary, tertiary prevention. 9. Apply both biostatical/epidemiological and nursing research methods and findings to improve/enhance the delivery of nursing care in the community. ;
Course Outline
Introduction to Community Health Nursing
?The Concept of Commnity: community as client?The Concept of health, public health, health continuum. ?Historical Development of Community Health Nursing?Components of Community Health Practice?Characteristics of Community Health Nursing
Roles and Settings of Community Health Nursing
? The Community Health Nurse as Leader, Change Agent, and Case Manager ? Roles of community health nurse ? Case Management in Community Health Nursing ? Leadership Roles of Community Health Nurses ? Settings for Community Health Nursing Practice ? Urban and rural areas
Theoretical bases for promoting family health
?Family/family functioning?Family health?Universal Characteristics of family?Family structure?Family functions?Family developmental tasks
Planning, intervening, and evaluating health care to families
Planning, intervening, and evaluating health care to families ? The home visit ? Nursing skills used during home visits ? Components of the family health visit ? Focus of family health visits ? Personal safety on the home visit
Theoretical basis of community health nursing
Theoretical basis of community health nursing?Characteristics of community health nursing practice?Theories and models for community health nursing practiceoNightingale?s theory of environmentoOrem?s self care modeloPender?s health promotion model?Societal influences on community-oriented, population-focused nursingoCommunication technologyoGenetic engineeringoGlobal economyoClimate changes
The community as client: assessment and diagnosis
? Myths perpetuated by an individualistic focus ? Community dynamics ? Types of community needs assessment ? Familiarization or ?windshield survey? ? Problem oriented assessment ? Community subsystem assessment ? Comprehensive assessment ? Community assets assessment ? Community assessment methods ? Survey ? Descriptive epidemiologic studies ? Focus group ? Sources of community data ? Primary and secondary sources ? Internal sources ? National sources ? related to Jordan ? Local sources ? Data analysis and diagnosis ? Process of analysis ? Community diagnosis formation ? Community diagnosis ? What is a healthy community-characteristics
- Nursing process components applied to community as client
? Interacting with the community ? Need for communication ? Aggregate application ? Definition of aggregate ? Forming partnership and building coalition - Planning to meet the health needs in the community ? Using a model o The health planning process o The OMAHA system ? Setting priorities ? Establishing goals and objectives ? Recording the plan - Implementing plans for promoting the health of aggregates in the community ? Preparation ? Activities or actions - Evaluating implemented aggregate health plans ? Purpose ? Criteria ? Judgment skills ? Types of evaluation - Nursing process characteristics applied to community as client ? Deliberative ? Adaptable ? Cyclic ? Client oriented ? Interactive ? Need oriented
Promoting the health of Maternal, prenatal, and newborn population and older adults
Promoting the health of Maternal, prenatal, and newborn population and older adults ? Health status and needs of pregnant women and infants ? Planning for the health of maternal infant populations ? Health programs for maternal infant populations ? Older adults
Epidemiology in community health nursing
Epidemiology in community health nursing ? Definition of terms: epidemic, pandemic, endemic ? Concepts basic to epidemiology o Host, agent and environment model o Definition of causality o Chain of causation o Multiple causation ? Immunity/types ? Risk ? Epidemiology of wellness - Sources of information for epidemiologic study ? Existing data ? Informal observational studies ? Scientific studies - Methods in the epidemiologic investigative process ? Descriptive epidemiology ? Analytic epidemiology ? Experimental epidemiology - Conducting epidemiologic research
Environmental health and safety
? Definition of environmental health ? Concepts and theories central to environmental health o Preventive approach o Ecologic perspective ? Ecosystem ? Contaminant ? Toxic agent ? Long-range environmental impact ? Major global environmental concerns o Over population o Air pollution o Acid rain o Ozone depletion and global warming o Water pollution o Unhealthy or contaminated food o Waste disposal o Safety in the home, worksite, and community ? Strategies for nursing action in environmental health
Promoting and protecting the health of working population
Promoting and protecting the health of working population ? Environmental work factors o Physical o Chemical o Biological o Ergonomic factors o Psychosocial factors ? Work-related health problems o Occupational disease o Health problems related to ergonomics o Work-related emotional disturbances o Work place violence ? Occupational health programs o Disease preventive o Health protection o Health promotion ? Role of the occupational health nurse
Families in Crisis: violence and abuse
? Family crisis ? Types o Developmental o Situational o Multiple ? Family violence against children o Child abuse o Child neglect o Emotional abuse o Physical abuse o Sexual abuse ? Reporting abuse ? Role of the community health nurse in caring for families in crisis
Communicable disease control @chronic diseases and public health problems in Jordan
? Definition of terms: communicable disease, infections, reservoir ? Basic concepts regarding communicable diseases o Evolution of communicable disease control o Global trends ? Modes of transmission o Direct o Indirect o Airborne transmission ? Primary prevention ? Immunization o Active immunity o Vaccine o Schedule of recommended immunizations o Herd immunity ? Barriers to immunization coverage o Religious o Financial o Social o Cultural o Philosophical o Provider limitations ? Adult immunization ? secondary prevention o Screening o Criteria for screening tests o Case findings ? Tertiary prevention o Isolation and Quarantine o Transmission by health care workers o Safe handling and control of infections wasters ? HIV/AIDS o Description o Incidence and prevalence o Population at risk o Prevention and intervention ? Other sexually transmitted diseases o Gonorrhea o Syphilis o Chlamydia o Genital herpes ? Hepatitis viruses o Hepatitis B o Hepatitis A o Hepatitis C o Hepatitis D o Hepatitis E - Using the nursing process for communicable disease control -Health problems in Jordan
Text book and references
 
The Main Book
Title Community and Public Health Nursing
Author(s) Stanhope and Lancaster, (2004
Edition (6th ed
Hall Boston: Mosby year Book, Inc.
Title Community Health Nursing
Author(s) Spradley, W. Barbara and Allender A. Judith,
Edition 7th ed.).
Hall Philadelphia: Lippincot-Ravin
Title Community Health Nursing
Author(s) Spradley, W. Barbara and Allender A. Judith, (2005
Edition 6th ed
Hall Philadelphia: Lippincott-Ravin.
Grading Policy
 
Activity Weight
null 100
First 25
Second 25
Partcipation 10
Final 40
Instructors And Office Hours
 
The Instructors of the Course
Name: يحي حمدان عبدالله الرشود
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Miscellaneous
 
Time Table
Subject Hours
Course Schedule: Week Topic 1st Orientation- Course Syllabus Introduction to Community Health Nursing ? Historical Perspectives ? Nature and Philosophy, Definitions Chapter 1 , P4 2nd Roles of the Community Health Nurse Chapter 2 , P27 Settings for Community Health Nursing Chapter 2 , P27 3rd Theoretical bases for promoting family health Chapter 22 , P496 4th Assessment of families Chapter 23, p516 5th Planning, intervening, and evaluating health care for families Chapter 24 , P540 First exam 6th Theoretical basis of community health nursing Chapter 17 , P392 7th The community as client: assessment and diagnosis Chapter 18 , P406 8th Nursing process components applied to community as client Chapter 19 , P429 9th Promoting and protecting the health of school aged children Chapter 28 ,p642 10th Promoting the health of Maternal, prenatal, and newborn population Chapter 26 ,p595 Second Exam 11th Epidemiology in community health nursing Chapter 8 ,p153 12th Environmental health and safety Chapter 10 ,p226 13th 0
Lecture Notes
 
Lecture Notes
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Previous Exams
 
Previous Exams
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