Nursing plays a significant role in the preservation of women’s health. Over the past decades, this health care institution has offered numerous approaches beneficial for the improvement of the general health environment. Nursing communities have carried out considerable work aimed at studying the issue of women’s health and the delivery of nursing services. Nevertheless, the unfavorable environment and the stressful lifestyle keep on creating new challenges for the health care organizations, so this field constantly requires the introduction of further improvements.
The necessity of regular monitoring of women’s health conditions seems to be undoubted. Health care institutions possess various opportunities to perform the relevant assessment. The data on the health state can be gathered via official reports and specific case studies. Moreover, the thorough examination of the demographic valuables can also serve as an efficient tool for understanding the current state of the health environment. On the one hand, the consideration of the demographical indexes can immediately provide one with the number of deaths among women and, therefore, assist in identifying the ages of the highest risks. On the other hand, demographic values can be used for monitoring the current birth rates that also represent the criteria for estimating women’s health state. A high rate of birth signifies the presence of a generally favorable health environment, whereas a low replacement level is, apparently a signal of some existing problems (Saucier & Sharyn, 2014).
The guarantee for healthy aging is one of the primary responsibilities health care organizations are to bear. Nursing communities make a lot of effort to provide aging women with proper treatment and to perform a required preventative activity. Meanwhile, women must be aware of the key concerns that are interconnected with the aging process. One is to be perfectly aware of the changes the organism is to undergo over years, to take the necessary preventative measure. Both medical workers and their patients should be conscious of the major challenges such as metabolic syndrome, arthritis and osteoporosis, vision and hearing loss, the disruption of emotional well-being, and breast cancer. One should point out that whereas the first three symptoms are equally common for both men and women, the last two disorders are most typical of females. The disruption of mental balance is most frequently caused by the hormonal shift provoked by menopause. Thus, a woman must apply for medical help in time. It is, likewise, crucial that women undergo the necessary breast diagnostics to be able to identify the disease at its early stage (Touhy & Jett, 2013).
A preventative basis is of principal significance within the context of the health environment. A wise preventative strategy can maintain a woman’s health in a relatively good condition throughout her entire life. Among the preventative measures, nursing organizations can apply are the initiatives of the educational character and the encouragement of undergoing timely diagnostics and medical examinations. The first measure is likely to be highly beneficial, as the experience shows that many cases of serious diseases could have been avoided on the condition that a patient did not perform the unnecessary, harmful interventions. In other words, educational performance is aimed at preventing women from trying to make use of the medicines they learn about from advertisements or friends. As to the second measure, it is apt to help the health care workers discover the disease at the earliest stage possible and to prevent its further progress. According to the statistics, numerous disease cases could have been treated unless detected too late. Therefore, preventative activity is to be performed in close cooperation of nurses and their female patients (Fitzatrick et al., 2001).
History knows a lot of examples of social initiatives performed in the interest of improving health care services. Thus, in the past decades, one could have heard of such movements as the Medical Committee on Human Rights, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Union Health Center. As to the women’s performance in the health-focused campaigners, its role cannot be underestimated. One of the principal health care initiatives managed by women was founded in the sixties when women began protesting against the sexism that was present in medical institutions. Later on, there were other rebellions against abortion forbidding. One should note that these initiatives turned out to be efficient as at the end of the seventies some of their demands were taken into consideration while formulating the Health Security Bill (Hoffman, 2003).
Nowadays, women’s nursing is in the process of constant development. Health care workers obtain a better understanding of the concept of a woman’s health and its peculiarities. The success of nursing performance depends not only on the possession of the modern technologies and the necessary equipment but, most importantly, on the wise strategy targeting and the introduction of the effective preventative policy.
Fitzatrick, J.J., Taylor, D., & Woods, N.F. (2001). Annual Review of Nursing Research. New York, New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Hoffman, B., (2003). Health Care Reform and Social Movements in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 93(1), 75-85.
Saucier, L.K., & Sharyn, J. (2014). Community Health Nursing. Burlington, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Touhy, T.A., & Jett, K.F. (2013). Ebersole and Hess’ Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging. Saint Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Health Sciences.