Community Nursing and Its Relation to Nursing Practitioner Practice

Community nursing includes nursing practice and primary health care in communities. It combines preventive care, health services, intervention, and related education in the population. A nurse practitioner’s role is to focus on health within a particular community. For instance, the primary objectives are to provide health education and ensure a safe environment. The factors that determine nurses’ duties are the different needs of the population regarding cultural diversity and lower-income. In addition, community nurses work for parishes or public health departments.

The nurse-patient relationship plays a crucial role in promoting health in the community. According to Strandås and Bondas (2017), community nurses can address disease outcomes, the physical condition of a patient and treatment, and change mental and social issues. In terms of community healthcare circumstances, the human value of the nurse-patient relationship is underestimated (Strandås & Bondas, 2017). For instance, the patient’s inner resources for healing can be increased; it can be helpful for saving extra money.

Regarding faith community nursing, it concerns spiritual, emotional, physical, and social well-being in faith communities in urban and rural areas. According to Sessanna et al. (2020), nurses’ role is to provide “intentional care of the spirit” (p. 88). Therefore, faith community nursing requires knowledge and skills in various domains, including counseling, health education, presencing, prayer, and active listening (Sessanna et al., 2020). In addition, one of the duties of community nurse practitioners is to identify disability and address domestic violence. Phelan (2018) claims that elder abuse prevails in communities. Therefore, it is crucial to recognize abusive behaviors; hence, nurses take responsibility to determine whether there is abuse towards community members and ensure proper response (Phelan, 2018). Thus, nurses can prevent and intervene in the violence towards the elderly.

References

Phelan, A. (2018). The role of the nurse in detecting elder abuse and neglect: Current perspectives. Nursing: Research and Reviews, 8, 15-22. Web.

Sessanna, L., Askew, Y. D., & Pomeroy, S. H. (2020). Faith community nursing practice and holistic nursing practice: A comprehensive and inclusive comparison of both specialtiesJournal of Holistic Nursing, 39(1), 85-102.

Strandås, M., & Bondas, T. (2018). The nurse–patient relationship as a story of health enhancement in community care: A meta‐ethnography. Journal of Advanced Nursing74(1), 11-22. Web.