Essay on Public Health Nursing Assessment Tool

1160 Words Apr 1st, 2015 null Page
Upon completing the Public Health Nursing Assessment Tool (PHNAT) on the town of Poultney, Vermont the issue that stuck out as a risk to the residents was the lack of safety measures. This risk became apparent in the social determinants section of the PHNAT under the law enforcement section. This paper will go through the nursing process systematically in order to show this is a risk to the town, diagnose the risk, plan the intervention, implement the intervention and lastly, evaluate how the program could work in a town such as Poultney.
Assessment
While assessing the town of Poultney, Vermont it became apparent that it lacked a strong law enforcement system. Through conversation with the town manager Jonas Rosenthal (personal communication, March 2, 2015) she revealed that the town utilizes services from the Vermont State Police while having a town constable on a part-time basis. Poultney uses these outside resources due to lacking their own police force. Leonard, Rosario, Scott, and Bressan (2005) stated that research studies in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States discovered a “key aspect of successful crime prevention is to develop and implement sustainable solutions to crime and safety issues through local partnership action and coordination” (p. 234). The town of Poultney lacks this partnership action as Jonas Rosenthal (personal communication, March 2, 2015) was unaware of any neighborhood/senior watch patrols in place. While completing the…

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