Caring for the Community

Caringfor the Community


Caringfor the Community

Ifrequently encounter the concepts health nursing, community-basednursing as well as community nursing. Despite their particular focus,they share a common theme, the responsibility to promote the healthand well-being of people (Thomas et al., 2002).

Thenursing codes of ethics for my specialty practice, national andinternational practice fronts advocate for the similar standard. Forinstance, they all necessitate health practitioners to addressprincipally the significant roots of illness and requirements forhealth and realize community health in a manner that respects thepeople’s rights. However, due to a different scope, they differ infocus with my specialty having a narrow focus followed by nationaland international, consecutively.

Severalcodes of ethics enhance specificity. For instance, ethical standardsfor community health can clarify the unique elements of this nicheand the ethical standards that follow from or address those elements(Thomas et al., 2002). Moreover, it clarifies to healthpractitioners, patients, as well as the society about morals of thatspecialty for which caregivers and organisations should respect. Acommunity health nurse has is responsible for fostering thewell-being of the community members.

Theresponsibility for the health of individuals in society reflects thepractice of public health nursing as all focus on promoting health inthe community. Ethical practice is stressed explicitly in jobdescriptions of public health nurses (Thomas et al., 2002).Furthermore, a relationship exists between community health nursesand their practice because the former directs their practice. Theyfulfill their tasks and responsibilities in line with their jobdescription. Nonetheless, ethical practice is the most effective forimplementation because community health carries with it a mandate tocare for the health of communities. Thus, it has an inherent elementof power to fulfill the obligation. However, the need to effect powerto ensure the well-being and, subsequently, to avert abuses of thatpower justifies the effectiveness of implementing ethics in thisenvironment (Thomas et al., 2002).


Thomas,J. C., Sage, M., Dillenberg, J., &amp Guillory, V. J. (2002). A codeof ethics for public health. AmericanJournal of Public Health,92(7),1057-1059.