Womens Health Nurse in Australia
Primary health nurses are nursing practitioners that qualify to be registered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency based on their competence in the primary health care context (APNA n. p). Just like registered nurses in other areas, primary health nurses possess ethical, professional and legal responsibilities which needs them to demonstrate accountability, satisfactory knowledge background, protection of people’s rights and working within the confines of laws guiding healthcare/nursing. Based on their scope of practice, nurses ought to provide scientifically sound, socially appropriate, and universally accessible first level healthcare (Terris 267). They coordinate interdependently and independently in groups so as to maximize individual or communal control and participation as well as giving priority to the most deserving as a way of promoting health equality.
Such initial contact involves inter-sectoral collaboration, interconnecting equity policies, self-determination within the community and empowerment of under-serviced female people. Also, they are categorized under PHC because they serve as patient carers, connectivity agents, organizers, educators, and quality controllers within the Local District setting. Socio-demographic characteristics of clients A Women’s health nurse does not provide services to all women but focuses on a specific group of women which is experiencing poor health conditions resulting from their present circumstances. These specialized individuals deserve special attention towards addressing their health needs. These priority groups include culturally and linguistically diverse women, disabled women, aboriginals, socio-economically disadvantaged women, women experiencing different types of violence, female people living in remote and rural areas, inter-gender, lesbians, bisexual and transgender women (NSW 3).
It is also during the same stage where roles of taking care of families is the main cause of unemployment among women who develop depression and anxiety in the long run, a big percentage of CALD people have problems accessing domestic violence services and a big percentage of Aboriginal women experience a lot of domestic violence compared to non-aboriginals. The last stage of life involves older women who tend to live much longer compared to men. However, these group of clients tends to experience a lot of disability, mostly because of musculoskeletal and dementia diseases. This group of people faces different health issues such as Cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and mental health conditions at disproportionate rates. Unlike men, older women are likely to face some social problems that make their health worsen such as being widowed, loneliness or living in a residential care, financial difficulties, and multiple cases of disability (NSW 18).
It is advisable to generate working and living environments that are enjoyable and safe so as to reduce increased levels of mental disturbance that may result in depression in the long run. This action is related to the roles of PHC nurse because it is part of his/her responsibility to help patients in developing favorable environments that do not promote distress. Developing personal skills Development of personal skills involves teaching the affected group of people about different ways that can be adopted to live a healthy life. It is by doing so that the nurse will have helped them in understanding available options that can help in taking control of their life instead of being psychologically distressed. In this case, it is advisable for such affected women to make conducive choices that promote healthy living (WHO 2).
Some of the government policies such as taxation and fiscal measures have an impact on accessibility and availability of healthcare services (WHO 2). They also have an impact on health-related sectors that determine decisions involving the importation of food, housing regulation and public means of transport. In this case, the affected women in the local districts tend to suffer a lot if the government policies are not favorable. Therefore, it is the responsibility of Women’s health nurse to report cases of such clients to the concerned authorities so that such governed policies can be harmonized to favor such group of women. This action has a direct relationship with roles of PHC nurse because he/she acts as a spokesperson to such group women by presenting their woes and grievances to the concerned government agencies.
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