It involves providing home care to sick people who are not confined in the hospital.
Services are provided free of charge to people within the catchment area.
The public health nurse functions as part of a team providing a public health nursing services.
Public health nursing focuses on preventive, not curative, services.
Health and longevity as birthrights
The mandate of the state to protect the birthrights of its citizens
Public health nursing as a specialized field of nursing
The worth and dignity of man
Health for all Filipinos
Ensure the accessibility and quality of health care
Improve the general health status of the population
Health in the hands of the Filipino people by the year 2020
They are usually government-run.
Their services are provided on an out-patient basis.
They are training facilities for health professionals.
A community hospital is an example of this level of health facilities.
Requesting for BCG from the RHU for school entrant immunization
Conducting random classroom inspection during a measles epidemic
Taking remedial action on an accident hazard in the school playground
Observing places in the school where pupils spend their free time
Department of Health
Provincial Health Office
Regional Health Office
Rural Health Unit
To strengthen local government units
To allow greater autonomy to local government units
To empower the people and promote their self-reliance
To make basic services more accessible to the people
Municipal Health Officer
Public Health Nurse
Any qualified physician