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Chapter I
INTRODUCTION
“The family is the nucleus of civilization.”
-Ariel and Will Durant: Wisdomquotes.com
The family is the smallest unit of the society and the natural fundamental
core of the community and consequently, it is considered as the primordial
recipient of the nursing effort, which is contributory to the development, and
progress of the community through active involvement and self responsibilities
of each constituent. It is composed of persons, male and female, being molded to
be as one, working hand in hand to maintain a good atmosphere among the
family members.
A nucleus controls the functions of the entire cell and can be thought as
the “command center” of the cell. The nucleus as well has different components
which are all needed in order for it and the cell to function well, same as with the
“commander” or the head of the family and the members who has different
functions within the family.
The impression or status of each family will always affect the status of the
community as a whole. Community health nursing is a response to the health
needs of the people. It does not focus on a particular class or family. It is
comprehensive and general in approach. Community health service is not
episodic as it requires continuous observation and monitoring of the community
as a whole. Promotion and preservation of the health of its different clients
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(individual, family, group or community) is the primary goal of community health
nursing.
The community is a group of people sharing geographic boundaries
and/or values and interests. (Maglaya, 2004) No two communities are alike. A
nurse exposed in the community learns how to interact and adapt to different
kinds of people. The family is considered as the basic unit of care in the
community health nursing. It is in the family where a member develops his
health values, beliefs and practices. The family is a major influence in the
health behaviors of an individual. With this, it is important that families in a
community are aware of the things and practices pertaining to their health.
It is apt to say that community health nursing has a big role in the
nursing education. It is in the community where the student nurse learns
nursing apart from the hospital setting as she was exposed to different level of
orientation. It is in the community where the saying “nursing is an art” can be
applied as a student nurse tries to give quality service using the available
resources in the health center.
` Conducting a family case study is a means by which student nurse
reaches and feels the community through its basic structure the family. It is a
tool in determining the health status of a family through assessment and critical
inspection. Through this, health related problems are identified, thus giving the
student nurse a hint on where to act and how to intervene. It is also a means
towards improving the health of the community people, making them more
productive. To come up with a family case study gives a sense of fulfillment to a
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Chapter I INTRODUCTION "The family is the nucleus of civilization." -Ariel and Will Durant: Wisdomquotes.com The family is the smallest unit of the society and the natural fundamental core of the community and consequently, it is considered as the primordial recipient of the nursing effort, which is contributory to the development, and progress of the community through active involvement and self - responsibilities of each constituent. It is composed of persons, male and female, being molded to be as one, working hand in hand to maintain a good atmosphere among the family members. A nucleus controls the functions of the entire cell and can be thought as the "command center" of the cell. The nucleus as well has different components which are all needed in order for it and the cell to function well, same as with the "commander" or the head of the family and the members who has different functions within the family. The impression or status of each family will always affect the status of the community as a whole. Community health nursing is a response to the health needs of the people. It does not focus on a particular class or family. It is comprehensive and general in approach. Community health service is not episodic as it requires continuous observation and monitoring of the community as a whole. Promotion and preservation of the health of its different clients (individual, family, group or community) is the primary goal of community health nursing. The community is a g ...
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