Geopolitical and phenomenological factors

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Geopolitical and phenomenological place influence the context of a population or community assessment and intervention in various ways. A community could be defined by one of two designations, phenomenological (relational) or geological (spatial). A geographic community is a community within defined jurisdictional boundaries. These communities could include city communities, rural municipalities or towns. Phenomenological communities, on the other hand, define a group of people with shared or similar-minded relationships, beliefs, goals, and interests (Leipert, 1996). They might not necessarily share the same geographical boundaries as geographical communities. These communities could include social groups or religious groups. These people mostly come together to achieve the feeling of belonging in their relational designations. These people may have a group perspective that differentiates them from other groups on matters including culture, values, beliefs, characteristics, and goals.

Everyone lives in a geographic community and many people are also part of a phenomenological group. These groupings present various challenges for public health nurses. The main challenge is the issue of cultural and language barriers. Some of the practices that can help overcome these challenges include reflective practice and obtaining knowledge of different cultures and practices. Nurses should also self-evaluate and ensure that their personal beliefs do not interfere with the nursing process.

The nursing process is utilized to assist in identifying health issues because it involves the appropriate application of a systematic series of actions that aim at ensuring that individuals achieve their optimal level of health. The main steps in the nursing processes include assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Assessment refers to the collection and evaluation of information regarding the status of health in the community (Rector, 2013). It aids in discovering potential or existing needs and assets as a basis for any future action plans or interventions.

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Geopolitical and phenomenological factors

Geopolitical and phenomenological factors indeed have a significant impact on the context of population or community assessment and intervention in public health nursing. These factors shape the unique challenges and opportunities that nurses face in their practice.

In geographical communities, the boundaries are well-defined, which allows for the establishment of specific healthcare policies and infrastructure. Public health nurses in these areas can use geographic data to target interventions and allocate resources effectively. However, challenges may arise due to differences in cultural norms, languages spoken, and access to healthcare services within these geographical communities.

On the other hand, phenomenological communities are based on shared beliefs, values, and interests rather than geographical proximity. Members of these communities may have diverse backgrounds and languages, making it challenging for public health nurses to provide culturally sensitive care and interventions. Understanding the cultural context and beliefs of these communities is essential for effective communication and health promotion.

To address these challenges, public health nurses can employ reflective practice to examine their biases and prejudices, ensuring that their personal beliefs do not hinder their ability to provide equitable care to all community members. Additionally, gaining knowledge about the various cultures present in their practice area can help nurses develop culturally competent interventions and strategies that respect and honor the diversity of phenomenological communities.

In the nursing process, the assessment phase plays a crucial role in understanding the needs and assets of both geographical and phenomenological communities. Nurses need to collect data on demographic factors, social determinants of health, and cultural influences to formulate appropriate diagnoses, plan interventions, implement strategies, and evaluate outcomes effectively. By recognizing and addressing the influence of geopolitical and phenomenological factors, public health nurses can work towards promoting health equity and improving the overall well-being of diverse populations.

References: Leipert, B. D. (1996). Community health nursing: A phenomenological approach. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 23(3), 467-472.

Rector, C. (2013). The nursing process: Assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 25(5), 265-267.

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