Define natural and man-made disaster and mention at least one type of each one in your community.

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Community Nursing – Discussion Board Questions

Review the attached PowerPoint presentation.

Once done answer the following questions:

1.  Define natural and man-made disaster and mention at least one type of each one in your community.

2.  Based on the information provided in the response to the question above describe two major disasters in your community and how the concepts of community/public health were applied.

3.  Define chronic illness and mention three major chronic illnesses in your community.

4.  Discuss the financial impact of chronic illness in the community and how the cost of managing chronic illnesses can be decreased.

-The assignment must be presented in an APA format word document, Arial 12 font attached to the forum on the discussion board.

– A minimum of 3 evidenced-based references must be used. References must be no older than 5 years.

– A minimum of 700 words is required.

Populations at risk in disasters

Stages of Disaster

Nondisaster, or interdisaster, stage

Predisaster, or warning, stage

Impact stage

Emergency stage

Reconstruction, or rehabilitation, stage

Disaster Planning

Steps in the disaster process

The disaster plan

Disaster management

Disaster Response

Response and recovery

Levels of disaster response

National disaster medical system

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and disaster responsiveness and recovery

Disaster Response (cont.)

Other disaster agencies




Disaster shelters

Role of Community Health Nurse in Disasters

General functions of the community health nurse

Specific nursing approaches

Shelter management and care

Disaster Recovery

Effects on survivors

Special survivor populations: elders and children

Collective trauma: the loss of community

Nurses’ reactions to disasters

Preventive strategies for nurses

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