1. Understand the concept of aging bias and its impact on the provision of healthcare to the elderly population.
2. Analyze the principles of epidemiology and their application in community health nursing practice.
3. Identify the unique healthcare needs of LGBT individuals and develop culturally competent care strategies.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the community health nurse in promoting health and wellness in school settings.
5. Examine the effects of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on a community and implement strategies for prevention and treatment.
6. Understand the role of the community health nurse during a disaster and develop emergency response plans for communities.
Throughout the duration of this course, I have actively engaged with the course materials and assignments to ensure that I have met the stated learning objectives. I have consistently sought to deepen my understanding in the areas of aging bias, epidemiology, LGBT healthcare, school health, and sexually transmitted diseases. Additionally, I have explored the role of the community health nurse in disaster response. In this self-evaluation, I will discuss how I have personally met each of the stated course objectives.
Objective 1: Understand the concept of aging bias and its impact on the provision of healthcare to the elderly population.
To achieve this objective, I have extensively researched and studied the concept of aging bias and its implications for healthcare delivery. I have critically analyzed scholarly articles such as the one by Levy et al. (2018) that examine the influence of aging bias on the perception of older adults and subsequent disparities in healthcare. By understanding the negative consequences of ageism in healthcare, I have become better equipped to challenge these biases and ensure that I provide equitable care for older adults during my community health nursing practice.
Objective 2: Analyze the principles of epidemiology and their application in community health nursing practice.
I have dived deep into the principles of epidemiology and their relevance in community health nursing. By reviewing and analyzing key publications in the field, such as the textbook by Friis and Sellers (2019), I have obtained a comprehensive understanding of epidemiological concepts, such as incidence, prevalence, and risk factors. Additionally, I have applied these concepts to real-world scenarios by conducting epidemiological assessments of various health conditions in my community. Through this process, I have learned how to identify patterns and trends, and subsequently, design and implement effective interventions for disease prevention and health promotion.
Objective 3: Identify the unique healthcare needs of LGBT individuals and develop culturally competent care strategies.
Recognizing the distinct challenges faced by LGBT individuals in accessing healthcare, I have undertaken extensive research on LGBT healthcare and cultural competence. I have utilized scholarly sources, including the article by Grant et al. (2011), to deepen my understanding of the health disparities experienced by this population. By embracing the principles of cultural competence and incorporating them into my practice, I have developed strategies to create a safe and inclusive environment for LGBT individuals, ensuring that their unique healthcare needs are met with sensitivity and respect.
Objective 4: Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the community health nurse in promoting health and wellness in school settings.
To meet this objective, I have engaged with the course materials on school health and examined the role of the community health nurse in promoting the health and well-being of students. I have explored diverse resources, including the publication by Puskar et al. (2016), which emphasizes the importance of collaboration between community health nurses and schools. By understanding the impact of social determinants of health on academic achievement, I have developed strategies to advocate for supportive school environments and implement interventions to address health disparities among students.