Guadalupe is a town in Arizona that has a long and captivating history. Though it was incorporated only in 1975, its foundation was dated by Yaqui Native Americans earlier, in 1907. This Native American and Hispanic community have its peculiarities and interests; this is why the analysis of this community should be rather educative and exciting. Information on the community of the town of Guadalupe, Arizona, was frequently obtained from the Internet, and such choice makes it possible to check this information’s reliability and appropriateness to the topic. The main purpose of this paper is to perform a thorough analysis using which community’s concerns, strengths, and weaknesses may be identified and evaluated.
Health Perception concerns (Arizona Department of Health Statistics, 2010) are based on annual check-ups: immunization is about 90%, birth rates are about 35,2%, death rates are about 600.4 per 100.000, and morbidity is at 2.431for ages 65-74.
Risk factors are connected to a low level of prevention programs that may improve human mental and physical health.
The strengths of this concern are connected to the constant improvement of helpful programs which aim at controlling regular exercises people have to complete.
Nutritional – Metabolic concerns are all about weight and height conditions: the use of diets by the residents, promotion of healthy eating, childhood obesity, food stamp recipients are 1.405 of 5.000; and lack of exercises and legislative processes.
Strengths of the community are presented in the form of development physical exercises and the community’s access to such exercises.
Elimination concerns are based on outside factors of the chosen area: high levels of toxins’ production, implementation of automobiles in each industry, and the presence of live music that promotes good mood and happiness.
Strengths of this concept are connected to the style of life preferred by this community: prohibition of too loud noises after 10 P.M., respect to each member of the community, and governmental support available to people (Town of Guadalupe, 2010).
Activity – Exercise concerns are dependent on the style of life supported by the community: lack of activities to promote proper human health conditions, absence of public transportation that is available to all residents, and crime growth within the community.
Strengths of this concern are represented using law enforcement services (Town of Guadalupe, 2010) and 24/7 duties of police officers.
Cognitive – Perceptual concerns: language challenge, limitation of educational programs, and poor library access.
Strengths exist in the form of developing proper school reforms and systems according to which students can reach the necessary place, gain knowledge, and save their time.
Sleep – Rest concerns: sleep disorders like insomnia inherent to Native Americans and sleep apnea inherent to Latinos (ASU in the Community, n.d.) and inabilities to provide proper conditions for sleeping.
Strengths: governmental noise control, residents’ respect for each other, creation of necessary medical drugs to prevent sleeping disorders.
Self – Perception concerns: Differences of ethical backgrounds, residents’ pride, and variety of levels within the health care system.
Strengths: attention to ethical inequality and improvement of the health care system.
Role – Relationship concerns: the proper development of the relationships within a family, duties’ division, and governmental control.
Strengths: friendly relations to each other, respect to each member of the community, attention to community members’ demands and interests.
Sexuality – Reproductive concerns: death average age is at 86.4, foodborne diseases are at 6, and information on mental health is still not available.
Strengths: attention to death causes, prevention of mental illnesses by the developing medical equipment, and promotion of healthy style of life.
Coping/Stress Tolerance concerns: progressive poverty within the community, population growth, drug abuse.
Strengths: improvement of mental health hospitals, development of drugs, and alcohol prevention programs.
Value – Belief concern: different religious beliefs (Catholic and Christian faiths), respect to prayers, and those people who can heal.
Strengths: the presence of organizations that support human religious choices and interests, a human strong belief in spiritual power, respect for each other beliefs.
Cluster Clue and Nursing Diagnosis
Among the variety of cluster clues, it is possible to define the one that unites abnormal data and the chosen community strengths and is connected to services that are available and unavailable for the town of Guadalupe, Arizona, community:
- Challenges people face in the transportation field;
- Inabilities to have full access to libraries and get proper education;
- Language differences: the vast majority of people speak both English and Spanish, and it is difficult to define what language;
- Inability to get proper medical insurance for all residents in time.
Nursing Diagnosis: development of organizations that aim at improving services for the community, attention to residents’ demands and needs, and evaluation of the already existed schools and programs, their effects, and consequences.
Evaluation of environmental hazards, proper and in time distribution of knowledge, and accessibility to different sources of information for the community are the main and the most rational ideas that may be used to improve the community’s living conditions and to solve current problems. People have to be aware of dangers and challenges that are around; the medical industry has to be improved as well because many troubles influence human health, and it is crucially important to find out the ways of how their conditions may be improved.
In this paper, the evaluation of all functional health patterns is given. Each pattern has its own strong and weak sides, abnormal data, and concepts that are worth recognition. The analysis of one cluster clue shows that the Guadalupe community faces several challenges but still able to cope with them and introduce proper improvement and services for people.
Arizona Department of Health Statistics, 2010. Web.
ASU Partners with Guadalupe’s Las Fuentes Clinic to Provide Better Health Care. n.d. ASU in the Community. Web.
Town of Guadalupe, 2010. Web.