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Role of Nurse

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Epidemiology

Presented by:

H. Rufus raj, Lecturer, ACN

What is Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health .. related states or events in specified populations, and the application of this study to the controlof health problems

ROLE OF NURSE IN EPIDEMIOLOGY

ADVOCATE

Facilitate patient's efforts in obtaining needed health services & in negotiating an appropriate care management plan.

Promote community awareness of significant health problems.

· Stimulate supportive community action for health.

CAREGIVER

,I Provide care to individuals,

families, and vulnerable

populations in a variety of settings

",' Care includes

• Educating a patient about health problems

• Screening for undiagnosed health conditions

CASEFINDER . Conduct targeted outreach

prog to identify patients in

need of service

Assist patients in accessing appropriate care .

.... ... Observe for patients who may have potential or actual service needs during their daily course of activities.

COUNSELOR

. • Help patients cope with normative and non normative stressors that could lead to crises

..... Help to adapt to the changes in the environment.

. - When assuming this role, they help patients

• to express emotions and feelings

• to clarify facts in the situation ,. to confront the stress in manageable doses

• to accept assistance if needed.

EDUCATOR

- ...••. Nurses apply the principles of teaching and learning to promote positive health action and to facilitate behavioural change.

I··· Use these principles to help patients to learn about new events & healthy functioning.

EPIDEMIOLOGIST

Nurses use the epidemiological method to analyze health problems among population groups and to develop populationfocused interventions

HEALTH PLANNER

Nurses use the health planning process to develop, implement, and evaluate health services for populations at risk.

I Nurses provide communitywide or population specific health services

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MANAGER

Responsible for managing caseload demands in an effective and efficient manner.

Responsible for managing problems and activities of other members of the health care team

GROUP LEADER Provide targeted preventive

services & to manage

caseload responsibilities.

Assist small patient or community groups to learn new knowledge and skills

Support group members during stressful times, or solve problem around issues important to the community.

CARE MANAGER

'-·····Help patient to make decision about appropriate health care services & to achieve service delivery integration &

coordination .

. 'Advocate for services when needed and make referrals as needed