A. Applies concepts and knowledge from nursing and public health.
B. Gives care to families in the community.
C. Has a baccalaureate and previous experience in community health.
D. Is employed outside of an acute care setting.
A. The community health nurse gives care in community settings regardless of personal education, whereas public health nurses have specific educational preparation.
B. Community health nurse is a title that has historically been used, whereas public health nurse is the new in title for the role.
C. The community health nurse is employed to give care to families and groups, whereas the public health nurse works in public health departments.
D. Community health nurse is the broader term that includes public health nursing, school nursing, and home health nursing.
A. Similar to that described in the textbook or procedure manual
B. Consistent with agency policies
D. Culturally congruent
A. A group of persons who reside in a specific geographic area
B. All the persons who live in a specific community
C. A set of persons who have some characteristic in common
D. The public in professional terminology
A. Fulfill agency policies first.
B. Implement professional standards of nursing practice.
C. Seek a balance between individuals needs and the communitys needs.
D. Remember that group needs outrank individual needs.
A. Asking the agency supervisor how to approach an ethical dilemma
B. Focusing on providing basic services for everyone in the community
C. Following agency policies
D. Delivering care to families who have health insurance
A. Giving care to clients whose needs most closely match the nurses abilities
B. Giving care to whichever prospective clients ask for care first
C. Working as hard as possible and not worrying about it
D. Trying to achieve the outcome of the greatest good for the greatest number of persons
A. Community Health: Standards of Nursing
B. Healthy People 2020
C. The Joint Commission: The Comprehensive Accreditation Manual
D. Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
A. Being employed in community settings such as outpatient clinics
B. Providing anticipatory guidance and health promotion activities to community members
C. Providing care in mobile vans to citizens in their own neighborhoods
D. Being involved on a political action committee to create new client services
A. The community/public health nurse would assess the health and needs of all the family members.
B. The community/public health nurse would be careful to be nonjudgmental about the familys living situation.
C. The community/public health nurse would explain why each nursing intervention was being performed.
D. The community/public health nurse would help the family understand the basis for the treatment.
A. Encourage the client to pay someone to meet that need.
B. Inform the client that insurance will not pay for the care.
C. Refer the client to a person or agency that may be able to provide assistance.
D. Suggest that the client discuss the need with the physician.
A. Call the other agency to set up care for the family.
B. Give the family information to initiate contact with the other agency.
C. Report the need to the community/public health nurses supervisor for action.
D. Write a letter to the appropriate agency suggesting that it contact the family.
A. Determine whether the young man is heterosexual or homosexual.
B. Emphasize repeatedly the importance of abstinence.
C. Discuss his perceived barriers to practicing safe sexual behaviors.
D. Teach the importance of using protection for engaging in sexual acts.
A. Sharing the nurses knowledge of the physiology behind the clients symptoms and the appropriate interventions for comfort
B. Administering pain medication so that the client can be kept comfortable
C. Reinforcing the need for the whole family to adapt to the impending death
D. Discussing the perceived meaning of life with the family
A. Caring for a client with tuberculosis who refuses treatment
B. Educating a client who adds salt to food while following a cardiac diet
C. Discovering that a client drinks wine before dinner every night
D. Finding evidence that the client may be smoking marijuana
A. An incident that necessitates intervention
B. A synonym for cost containment
C. Developing and coordinating a plan of care for a client
D. Advocating for groups of clients who have a specific illness
A. To network with other community groups
B. To protect the health of special interest groups
C. To coordinate case management efforts
D. To seek advice from others in the community
A. To be able to spend time with friends and colleagues
B. To be part to the organizations annual convention/conference
C. To be part of the decision-making and political action activities
D. To be able to have professional development opportunities
A. Responsibility and respect
B. Connectedness and caring
C. Stability and safety
D. Marketability and security
A. A special professional development program for community/public health nurses
B. A special title given to nurses who join the American Nurses Association
C. A voluntary process that demonstrates knowledge, education, and experience
D. A title given to a nurse who has a special masters degree
A. Administer medications and treatments correctly and safely.
B. Document the savings and benefits of home care services.
C. Guide a group to an appropriate resource to best meet their needs.
D. Teach an ill persons family how to promote self-care.
A. Care for the sick and dying
B. Commitment to promote health of individuals and families
C. Focus on vulnerable groups in the community
D. Provide holistic care to clients in the presence of their families
D. Respect for autonomy