The purpose of this assignment is to perform a physical assessment of a community of interest in your region, gather information about the role of the provider in the community, and identify the health issues faced by the chosen community. This will be done through an interview with a healthcare provider in the community and the development of a PowerPoint presentation.
To begin, you will need to select a community of interest in your region. This could be a specific neighborhood, town, or even a larger geographical area. The community should be one that you have access to and can gather information about. Once you have selected the community, you will need to perform a physical assessment. This includes observing and documenting various aspects of the community such as the physical environment, the layout of the community, the availability of healthcare facilities, and any other relevant information. The purpose of the physical assessment is to gain a better understanding of the community’s overall health status and the resources available to address any health issues.
Next, you will need to conduct an interview with a healthcare provider in the chosen community. The interview can be done in person, over the phone, or via Skype. Prior to conducting the interview, it is necessary to develop interview questions that will gather information about the role of the provider in the community and the specific health issues faced by the community. These questions should be focused and specific, allowing the provider to provide detailed and relevant information. It is also important to establish rapport with the provider and ensure their willingness to participate in the interview. An “Provider Interview Acknowledgement Form” should be completed by both parties prior to the interview to ensure informed consent and confidentiality.
During the interview, you will ask the developed interview questions and record the responses. It is important to be an active listener during the interview and to ask follow-up questions as necessary to gather comprehensive information. After the interview, you will compile the key findings, including the interview questions used, and submit them along with the PowerPoint presentation.
The PowerPoint presentation should be 15-20 slides in length (excluding the title and references slide) and describe the chosen community of interest. The presentation should include the following:
1. Introduction: Provide an overview of the community, including its location, population size, demographics, and any relevant historical or social factors.
2. Physical Assessment: Summarize the findings from the physical assessment of the community, including any significant health issues, environmental risks, or healthcare disparities observed.
3. Role of the Provider: Discuss the role of the healthcare provider interviewed and their impact on the community. This may include their scope of practice, the services they provide, and any collaborations or partnerships with other healthcare organizations.
4. Health Issues: Identify and discuss the specific health issues faced by the chosen community. This could include chronic diseases, infectious diseases, mental health concerns, or any other relevant health issues.
5. Existing Resources: Describe the existing healthcare resources available in the community, such as hospitals, clinics, community health centers, and any other healthcare facilities. Discuss their accessibility, affordability, and the services they offer.
6. Challenges and Opportunities: Analyze the challenges and opportunities for healthcare in the community. This may include barriers to healthcare access, limited resources, social determinants of health, or any other factors that impact health outcomes in the community.
7. Conclusion: Summarize the key findings from the physical assessment, provider interview, and presentation. Discuss the implications of these findings for improving health outcomes in the community.
It is important to note that while APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected. Documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines. The assignment will be graded according to a rubric, so it is advisable to review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment.
Lastly, this assignment should be submitted to LopesWrite to ensure academic integrity. LopesWrite is a service provided by Grand Canyon University that checks assignments for originality and proper citation. Assistance with LopesWrite can be found in the Student Success Center.
In conclusion, this assignment requires you to perform a physical assessment of a community, conduct an interview with a healthcare provider, and create a PowerPoint presentation summarizing the community of interest. It is an opportunity to apply your nursing knowledge and skills to understand healthcare in a specific community and identify the health issues faced by its residents.
Grand Canyon University. (n.d.). Physical and health assessment: Provider interview acknowledgement. Faculty of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions. unpublished.