In public health nursing public health nurses care for total population. By working with total communities nurses are able to teach people about health issues, improve community health and safety and increase access to care. They believe a person's health is affected by factors such as genetic makeup, lifestyle and environment. Nurses go into communities to help people improve their health and prevent disease. Public health nurses also provide direct health care services, preventive care, screening services and health education. Health education is a major focus of these nurses. Public health nurses give people trustworthy, useful information their health protection. In demonstrations at schools, community groups, senior centers and local groups, these nurses explain proper nutrition, safety practices, promote initial detection of common diseases, and explain people how to care for disabled and ill members. Their objective is to make health info easy to understand so people can take better control over their health.
Related journals of Public Health Nursing
Alternative & Integrative Medicine, Biology and Medicine, Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education, General Medicine: Open Access, Family Medicine & Medical Science Research, American Journal of Public Health, Nursing Research, Journal of Advanced Nursing, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Journal of Nursing Administration, Primary Health Care Research & Development, The Journal for The Home Care and Hospice Professional.