People with Disabilities and the Community Analytical Essay by Nicky

People with Disabilities and the Community
Looks at the nursing interventions and strategies for caring for people with disabilities within the community.
# 149661 | 1,225 words | 7 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper relates that, because one in five people in the United States is disabled, a person who is planning for a career in healthcare must be aware of their problems within community health programs. Next, the author reviews the U.S. government's "Healthy People 2010" (HP2010) law that presents information about persons with disabilities and dictates indicators and objectives for assisting these people within communities especially in the areas of accessibility. The paper concludes that Watson's theory of human caring should be applied to alleviate the suffering of many disabled people particularly with the use of carative factors as clinical caritas.

Table of Contents:
Community Health Issue from "Healthy People 2010" Data
Reason for Choosing This Topic
Description of the Problem
Background Factors
Local Data Available
Community Health Nursing Interventions and Strategies (Watson's Theory of Human Caring)

From the Paper:

"One aspect of Watson's approach is the use of "carative factors" as "clinical caritas" (as a compliment to medication or physical therapy). For example, a community health volunteer (or professional) could offer hands-on carative support for an obese person who is so obese he is disabled. That person needs a radical change of diet, but also, he desperately needs exercise, so the carative support person goes on the exercise with the obese person. Alongside the obese person, a walk in a park for 20 minutes three times a week is carative.
"Watson's "Transpersonal Caring Relationship" (TCR) relates to a nurse's "caring consciousness" in the protection of human dignity. For example, a mentally disabled person in an institution needs to get out of the building and breathe fresh air. A nurse could embrace a TCR and take that patient for a walk every afternoon. Healthcare in the bigger context is not necessarily about taking a person's temperature or writing reports for the physician. A nurse can help heal a disabled person by protecting the human dignity for that afternoon walk. The ripple effect from that altruistic act by the nurse can help change and heal the whole community."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Be Healthy Delaware. (2009). What is the Healthy Delaware 2010 Plan? Retrieved July 25,2009, from
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009). Disability and Health. Retrieved July 25,2009, from
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009). People with Disabilities Can Lead Long,Healthy Lives. Retrieved July 26, 2009, from
  • Healthy People. (2009) What are the Leading Health Indicators? Retrieved July 25, 2009, from
  • Missouri Healthy People. (2009). Interim CDC Guidance on Day and Residential Camps inResponse to Human Infections with the Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus. Retrieved July 24,2009, from

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APA Format

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