November 5, 2016
Annette Mathieson, RN MSN
The purpose of the windshield survey is to establish an informal methodology conducted by a community health nurse to obtain basic knowledge about a distinct community. Community assessment is key to planning, implementing, and evaluating strategies to improve the health of a specific community. Through driving and walking a windshield survey provides a subjective of the many physical characteristics of a community .
Essential to the role of community nursing is community assessment. In order to clarify the process it is crucial to understand the various types of community. There are two types of …show more content…
Fortunately, nursing has a unique role in generating evidence based change for this measure. Nurse can provide education toward implementing change in postpartum care of the baby and mother. Nurses also have the ability to involve themselves in providing primary care by forming collective connections with diverse community agencies to educate the new mother and the community at large about the benefits of breastfeeding for at least the first 6 months. A nurses voice is essential as well in political expression and membership of professional organizations, paving the way through primary prevention leading to better health for all.
To better understand the community and identify its needs; interviewing community members can be a vital part of collecting information. Information collected in the interview provides insights to the cultural ideologies that contribute to specific health issues and obstacles that are presented. Each person conducted an interview in order to get a diverse response. Interview A was with a 23 year old male that has lived in an apartment across from the clinic for two years. Interview B was done at a Mexican restaurant with 19 year old girl who lived with her family and was going to ACC.
1. To what extent do you think that teenage pregnancy is a problem that needs to be …show more content…
Do you believe that sex education encourages underage sexual activity?
a. “Yes, sex education encourages kids by making them more curious and giving them information that they should be given at home.”
b. “No because there is a lot of false information shared between high schoolers and on media that already encourages kids to have sex.”
5. Do you think teenage mothers less likely to finish their education, find a good job, and end up as single parents?
a. “Teenagers that have baby’s are still kids themselves and few are ready for the responsibility of taking care of someone else. Without a strong support system it is most likely that a teenage mom will not be able to finish school then get a job that will support her and a baby. I believe that all teenage mom’s will end up as single mom’s because the man usually does not want to stick around and take care of the baby and nobody wants to marry a women who already has a baby.”
b. “Yes, my own mother didn’t finish high school and had to get her GED later.”
6. What do you think is the biggest obstacle to overcoming teen pregnancy?
a. “The biggest obstacles for teenage mom’s is getting enough support to raise the baby and take care of