The Stigma of Community Nursing

Like a mentally and physically challenged person, community nursing holds on to its crutches tightly as to almost forever—a particular stigma nurses especially graduating nurses keep out always. The debate as to what difference there has between practicing nursing in rural and urban health care facilities is one of the many to mention.

”]Community Nursing, Community NurseBut behind the stigma are mere revelations of fears, doubts, worries and uncertainties of community nursing. Some would say there is nothing unique to expect as the required nursing care needs are almost the same regardless of the setting therein. Others agree that rural practice holds a different kind of specialty requiring special skills in extending nursing care at the most austere situations. Austere in the sense of sparser population, distant locations between services and providers, fewer resources and most especially the preferences of residents vary toward informal social structures.

To Community Nursing or Not To Community Nursing: That is the Nurse’s Question!

Reasons To Choose: To Community Nursing Challenges That Keeps Nurses Away and Not To Community Nursing
1.  Personal considerations

  • A fan of Simple lifestyle
  • Love for Nature
  • The Place is your hometown
  • Familiarity with the neighbourhood
  • Desirable place to move in and raise children
  • Less crime
  • Peaceful life

2.  Professional considerations

  • Terms of work experiences
  • Range of job description
  • Familiarity with the work area
  • A particular place or group of people to work with (love teaching community children)
  • Preferences for small hospitals or health centers

3.   Financial considerations

  • Competitive pay (about $51,000 annually can be made in foreign countries)
  • Advantage of health insurance and loan repayment
1. Background of the environment

  • Inaccessible place or area in going to services
  • Prone to weather-related disasters
  • Informal social networks
  • Limited opportunities with job

2. Professional issues

  • Deprived with anonymity
  • Patient confidentiality issues
  • Effects of politics and as well privacy
  • Issue of doing patient referrals (few medical professionals)
  • Practice of Bias to long time residents
  • Fewer educational opportunities

3. Patient-related considerations

  • Health Unawareness (especially when seeking to professional care)
  • Professional and Ethical conflicts with treatment
  • Impact of family history and background