Purchase Sentinel City and tour the city

Purchase Sentinel City and tour the city.

Assignment Instructions

1. Review the following resources:

a. Course textbook and/or other assigned readings

b. Meet with Mayor Hill to discuss the subsystem: physical environment

2. Enter Sentinel City® and begin the bus tour.

3. As you tour the Sentinel City, select either Casper Park District or Industrial Heights. Note the characteristics of the selected neighborhood related to the physical environment. Tour the entire city and make note of disparities and advantages of your selected community in relation to the city as a whole. You will utilize this process for each subsystem throughout the course.

4. Address each of the characteristics in the far-left column below and add two additional characteristics. Fill in the columns for each physical environment characteristic.

5. Use correct APA format when citing resources and include a reference list that support your rationales in standard APA format on a new page. Refer to the APA manual.

6. For questions, contact your Academic Coach.

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Subsystem: Physical Environment: (insert the name of your selected community here.)
Physical Environment Characteristics Description of Physical Environment Health Impact on the community Evidence-Based Rationale to Support the Health Impact
General Appearance

 

     
Economic Differences

(compared to that of other communities in the city)

 

   

 

 
Green Space

 

 

     
Sidewalks

 

 

     
Road Conditions

 

 

     
Signs/Billboards

 

 

     
Condition and Types of Housing

 

     
Additional Characteristics

 

 

     
Additional Characteristics

 

 

     

 

 

Reference

 

 

Learning Objectives

· Assess the physical environment of a specific community

· Identify characteristics of the physical environment that can impact health

· Describe the health impact of positive and negative characteristics of a community

· Compare current literature to observations of the physical environment

 

AACN Public Health Essentials

This assignment addresses the following AACN Public Health Essentials:

· Essential II: Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety

· Apply systems theory to PHN practice with individuals, families, and groups.

· Essential III: Essential III: Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice

· Use epidemiologic data and the ecological perspective to identify health risks for a population.

· Essential VII: Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Optimizing Health

· Practice evidence-based public health nursing to promote the health of individuals, families, and groups.

· Essential IX: Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice

· Use basic descriptive epidemiological methods when conducting a health assessment for individuals, families, and groups.

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