This book seeks to define nursing at a management or administrative level. Using the widely regarded Orem self-care deficit model to provide a nursing focus, the authors explore the nursing needs of populations, the roles and functions of advanced practice nursing administration, and the administrative structures, processes and outcomes that facilitate nursing practice.

Appendix 6B: Program Design in a Community Setting

Appendix 6B: Program design in a community setting

The following are excerpts from “Philosophy of Community Health Nursing”:

Nursing provides services within a multicultural community to people at all stages of development and in all health states. The particular service that nursing provides is an assisting one. That assistance can be offered through episodic or continual contact. What is accomplished directly or indirectly through nursing is an enhanced capacity for self-care by individuals, families and communities of persons so that they can achieve and maintain optimal health.

Assistance offered by community health nurses is based on the belief that:

AUTHORS' NOTE: The forms and extracts in this appendix come from unpublished documents of the Vancouver Health Department, Vancouver, Canada. Materials reprinted ...

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