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Social Ecological Model and Health
A discussion of the social ecological model with particular focus on health issues in the baby boomer generation.
# 104036 | 1,255 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper examines the social ecological approach and community intervention with regards to the baby boomer generation. The paper points out that the social ecological approach focuses on various factors, which may affect the health of the members of the baby boomer community. The paper also explores how this approach conoirms to the nursing process. It concludes that the social ecological model aptly illustrates how baby boomers are located in and affected by social, economic, and political systems, which determine their access to resources and their behavior that may be either conducive or detrimental to maintaining health.

The Social Ecological Model
Community Intervention
Social Structure, Policy, and Systems Spheres of Influence
Model Application to Nursing Process
Community-based Partnership

From the Paper:

"The ecological approach initially was designed during the 1920s and 1930s at the University of Chicago's sociology department to explain urban social change and especially changing rates of crime. Robert Park and Ernest Burgess originated the approach which was based upon the study of plant ecosystems since plants and animals exist in mutual harmony and in a state of interdependence. The social ecological approach was developed in the Laboratory of Social Ecology at Stanford University in 1984."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fernandez-Ballesteros, R. (2001). Environmental conditions, health and satisfaction among the elderly. Psicothema, 13 (1), 40-49.
  • Gregson, J. & Foerster, S. (2003). System, environmental and policy changes. Journal of Nursing Education, 33 (1), S4-S15.
  • O'Fallon, L., & Frederick, L. (2000). Successful models of community-based participatory research. Washington, DC: National Institutes of Health.

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