Posted on 30 July 2013.
Public Health Nursing is a field of nursing studies that seeks the prevention of diseases, prolonging of life and promotion of healthy living. It is concerned with the assessment, diagnosis, implementation and evaluation of interventions towards the improvement of general health of the community.
These are done through efforts and interventions that target the society, organizations, public and private communities. The course entails the overall wellbeing of the society by advocating for healthy living.
The term community health nursing can be used to refer to this field of medical health practice. It targets the improvement of the whole community welfare in regard to the health. The role that the nurses in this field play is known as primary prevention. It entails the prevention of diseases, injury, disability and avoidance of premature death.
They can work as environmental health specialists, health educators, epidemiologists, physicians, and nutritionist. They work with local communities to help formulate ways of dealing with the community through projects for elimination of problems which face the society. This is because health is one of the causes of poverty which hinders development. Continue Reading
Posted in Careers Employment
Posted on 25 July 2013.
The amount of medical services needed in the United States opens many possible career choices for students. The health care field requires numerous professionals to carry out specific duties within a community or inside a hospital. Students are able to enter a career in health care by choosing to complete education through an online school.
There are many avenues that can be taken when students decide to enter a distance learning school for the health care profession. Career training can be pursued in areas like health education, health information technology, public health, and more. Students should research the health care field to decide on the right educational program that will facilitate the best learning for their career goals. Some degree and career options available through online study may include:
Working to inform others how to gain a healthy lifestyle can be pursued from an associate to doctoral level of education. Training prepares students to understand diseases, health issues, and wellness practices thoroughly so they can help others reach good health. Tobacco use, teenage pregnancy, nutrition, physical fitness, and community health are subjects explored inside an online program. Becoming a health educator on these issues and much more is possible upon graduation of a concentrated program. Continue Reading
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Posted on 20 July 2013.
Constant Climatic changes pose a great challenge to Human Health. Even though toxins and disease pathogens are a threat to health, Climate change may cause health effects that are potentially harmful. These threats include impacts from heat waves, air pollution that causes ailments, severe storms and many infectious diseases.
Assessing the glaring effects of climate change to human health should realistically include setting up a capacity to manage the unpredictable climate conditions. Due to the health risks occasioned by the climatic change, there is needed to set up and run a vibrant public health infrastructure.
Since we live in a global village, increased of risks associated with diseases emanating from other countries should be considered. Climate change has made poor countries suffer greatly. Due to global trade that requires a lot of travelling between different countries, diseases are bound to flare-up in any part of the world. Extreme climatic conditions such as severe draught and storms also undermine the public health infrastructure that is in place. Continue Reading
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