WHOLE DOCUMENT UPLOADED. Analyze the importance of community assessment in nursing practice. Reference: Stanhope, M. & Lancaster, J. (2012). Public health nursing: Population-centered health care in the community. (8th ed). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. Learning Activity #4: Community Assessment in Nursing Practice Discussion Read Chapter 9 in your Stanhope and Lancaster textbook. Read Chapter 18 (pp. 397-401) in Stanhope and Lancaster. Read Kulbok, P.A., Thatcher, E., Park, E., Meszaros, P.S. (May 31, 2012) Evolving Public Health Nursing Roles: Focus on Community Participatory Health Promotion and Prevention. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 17, No. 2, Manuscript 1 The community-focused nurse is usually considered an outsider and often represents a healthcare system that is neither known nor trusted by the members of the community, who may therefore be indifferent or even actively hostile to the nurse. Therefore the nurse must be skilled in interacting with community members, able to actively communicate to gain an in-depth insight when conducting a community assessment (Kulbok, Thatcher, & Meszaros, 2012; Stanhope & Lancaster, 2012). Cite at least one resource from the scholarly literature using APA format (include the URL link obtained from the World Wide Web).
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