In community and public health nursing the target of care is the community, thus the community is the client receiving the care. The role of the nurse is to evaluate health concerns, and develop an aggregate plan of care to address those concerns. Aggregates or target populations in the community may include child care centers, cities, counties, senior centers, homeless shelters, minority communities, faith based organizations, work sites, schools, or other populations. Identify and discuss a few targeted populations in your community that are of interest to you, and explain your reasons for the selections identified.The health care field is comprised of a diverse group of individuals performing a variety of essential jobs. In order for patients to receive optimal care, all of these players need to work together to form a cohesive team. As you prepare to enter into the health care world as an allied health professional, now is the time to start thinking about your role. For this week’s discussion board, answer the following questions:
What is your anticipated job upon graduation/certificate completion? Where do you foresee yourself doing this job (i.e. hospital, clinic, nursing home, a specialty such as pediatrics or ophthalmology, etc.)
List and explain three ethical issues or professional challenges that you might face in your capacity as an allied health professional.
What resources would you use within the organization of your employment to help you solve these issues?