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Assignment Description (2500 words)
Students will undertake a community assessment of the City of Horizon. Students will identify and discuss the implications of a health issue for the Horizon community and consider the roles of the Registered Nurse in advocating, mediating and enabling health promotion.
Use the template provided on the learnonline site to complete your report. The report will contain the following:
Introduction (200 words): The introduction should introduce the purpose and objectives of the report using relevant literature and outline the structure of the report including scope and limitations.
Part A: Community Assessment (1200 words): In Part A your task is to complete an assessment of the City of Horizon. Your assessment will include an analysis of each of the following:
1. Demographic profile of the community including factors of size, geography, age, gender, climate, marital status, family composition, ethnicity and cultural profiles
2. Psychosocial profile of the community includes social and psychological factors that impact upon the health of the community such as education level, employment, occupations, income, housing, transport, communication networks, volunteer groups, social support services, community groups and organisations, emergency services, law enforcement and government and leadership arrangements
3. Community Infrastructure, Goods and Services such as shopping facilities, sport and recreation facilities, entertainment, food outlets, businesses, tourism and leisure activities
4. Health Services and Resources such as hospitals, medical clinics, aged care facilities, specialist facilities, social services and welfare services
Part B: Identification of a potential health issue (450 words): From your community assessment of Horizon, identify and describe one (1) potential health related issue for the Horizon community. Explain how the health issue is linked to the social determinants of health and why the health issue is a priority for the community. Refer to at least two (2) sources of academic literature to inform your responses
Part C: The role of the Registered Nurse in Health Promotion (450 words): Explain how the Registered Nurse can use the key strategies of enablement, advocacy and mediation to address the chosen health issue for the community. Refer to the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (WHO 1986), Registered Nurse Standards for Practice (NMBA 2016) and at least two (2) sources of academic literature to inform your responses.
Conclusion (200 words): The conclusion should provide a summary of key points, indicate the significance of the information in the report and outline any recommendations. It should demonstrate what you have learnt in relation to community health or public health.
Reference List: References are to be listed in alphabetical order at the conclusion of the report as per UniSA (2017) Harvard Referencing Guide