Assignment: Windshield Survey/Community Assessment

Assignment: Windshield Survey/Community Assessment

Please read All instructions. APA format.  Population  is ages 40-60 with uncontrolled blood pressure.  This  view as public health nurse.

Conduct a “Windshield Survey” in a section of your community. Instructions for the survey can be found in Stanhope and Lancaster (2016) on page 416, Table 18-6. As you notice, conducting a Windshield Survey requires that you either walk around or drive around a particular section of the community and take notes about what you observe. A Windshield Survey cannot be conducted by reviewing websites or Google Earth only. It requires actually taking a look at the selected area of the community. This survey should be focused on the problem and population you have selected for your practicum project. If you choose, for example, obesity among Hispanic schoolchildren, you might want to locate a section of the community where many Hispanic children live, or you might want to conduct the Windshield Survey around where Hispanic children attend school. If Hispanic children are not found in a specific section of your community (e.g., Chinatown in San Francisco or Harlem in New York), then you may select the section of the community where you live or work but pay particular attention to your practicum population and practicum problem as you conduct a survey of the community as viewed through the eyes of the public health nurse.
By Day 7 of Week 3
Submit a 3- to 4-page paper including:

1.Introduction to the community, including the name of the community and any interesting or historical facts you would like to add about where you live
2 .Photographs of the selected area of the community that serve as evidence of your observations and hypotheses
Windshield Survey findings, including a description of the section of your community that you chose to survey
3 .Description of the Vulnerable Population and Available Resources 
Introduction to the community, including the name of the community and any interesting or historical facts you would like to add about where you live
Photographs of the selected area of the community that serve as evidence of your observations and hypotheses
Windshield Survey findings, including a description of the section of your community that you chose to survey
Description of the Vulnerable Population and Available Resources    

Demographics of the vulnerable population
What social determinants create their vulnerable status?
What community strengths exist to assist this population?

Conclusions based on Nursing Assessment of the Community 

Based on what you have found, what conclusions can you draw about your community and your selected population for your practicum?

Select at least 5 scholarly resources to support your assessment. Websites may be included but the paper must include scholarly resources in its development.
References

Stanhope, M., & Lancaster, J. (2016). Public health nursing: Population-centered health care in the community (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. 

Chapter 10, “Environmental Health” (pp. 217–241)
Chapter 12, “Epidemiology” (pp. 256–285)
Chapter 13, “Infectious Disease Prevention and Control” (pp. 286–318)
Chapter 14, “Communicable and Infectious Disease Risks” (pp. 319–341)
Chapter 18, “Community as Client: Assessment and Analysis” (pp. 396–421)

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