Sentinel world assignment – urban/rural compare and contrast
In urban communities, nurses provide care in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. They assess the health of patients and create individualized treatment plans. Nurses also educate patients on preventative measures to maintain their health. They may also be involved in research or public policy initiatives that affect healthcare delivery in the city.
In rural communities, nurses may work in a variety of settings including primary care clinics and long-term care facilities. The nurse’s role is often multifaceted as they must assess patient needs and develop treatment plans that meet the limited resources available in these areas. Nurses are an integral part of providing education to local populations on health promotion practices as well as offering support during times of crisis such as natural disasters or epidemics. Additionally they are essential to connecting rural residents with specialized services though telehealth initiatives when appropriate care cannot be delivered locally due to lack of available providers or infrastructure limitations.