Week 4 Practicum Population Based Nursing Care Project

Week4 Practicum: Population Based Nursing Care Project

Week4 Practicum: Population Based Nursing Care Project


Othercommunity-based hospitals offer counselling services to the AfricanAmerican population in danger (Alcena, 2013). They have madeawareness to the people about the risks of smoking and failure tohave physical exercises. A health care nurse told me that theyrecommended the population to run several times in the morning andevening as this will reduce blood sugars in their bodies. Accordingto affected families, services such as low-cost medications andfavourable procedures to get treated in these hospitals are stillinadequate.

Culturalbeliefs and values

Inthe attempt to curb diabetes mellitus at the early stages, we haveencountered families, who believe that the disease can only be healedby God. Other communities have bad attitudes to the medicationsoffered in hospitals and thus go for natural herbs. Some familiesthink that the hospitals are too experimental when they administermany tablets to the affected ones (Blas and Sivasankara, 2010).Health care providers ought to visit all the affected places in orderto reach out to the affected households in the remote areas (CDC,2013). In the course of enlightening the affected communities on thecauses and effects of diabetes mellitus, the health providers oftenface rejection and disrespect from the families at risk. They claimthat most of the advices delivered are not practicable, for example,body exercises on a daily basis (Blas and Sivasankara, 2010).


Pharmaciesare there in most communities, which has aided in drug distributionto the population at risk. They lack gymnasiums and fields forphysical exercises. Health care providers should consider that thecommunities are staunch believers of God in their care delivery tothe affected. The population should be urged to participate inphysical games so as to reduce the problem of obesity especiallythose who are in schools (Browning and Thomas, 2005). A favourableintervention to curb the disease would involve the provision ofaffordable medications at many drugs outlets in the community.


Alcena,V. (2013). AfricanAmericans and medical diseases: An American health care crisis thatis crying for help and actions.Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: RoseDog Books.

Blas,E., &amp Sivasankara, K. A. (2010). Equity,social determinants and public health programmes.Geneva: World Health Organization.

Browning,C. J., &amp Thomas, S. A. (2005). Behaviouralchange: An evidence-based handbook for social and public health.Edinburgh [etc.: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone.

Centerfor Disease Control. (2013). Health,United States, 2013. NewYork: National Center for Health Statistics.

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