Intricacies of Disaster Planning For Public Health

Intricacies of Disaster Planning For Public Health

Intricacies of Disaster Planning For Public Health


· Stanhope, M., & Lancaster, J. (2020).  Public health nursing: Population-centered health care in the community (10th ed.). Elsevier.

·· Chapter 10, “Evidence-Based Practice” (pp. 218-230)Intricacies of Disaster Planning For Public Health

· Chapter 21, “Public Health Nursing Practice and the Disaster Management Cycle” (pp. 454-480)

· Chapter 22, “Public Health Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation” (pp. 481-497)

· Chapter 23, “Program Management” (pp. 498-520)

· Walden University, LLC. (2009).  Family, community and population-based care: Emergency preparedness and disaster response in community health nursing [Video]. Walden University Canvas. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 12 minutes.

· O’Neill, C, & O’Neill, M. (2012).  How to step up in the face of disaster [Video]. TED conferences. to an external site. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 9 minutes. This Ted Talk describes the actions of two sisters who step up as leaders during a tornado disaster in their community.


Select a potential natural or man-made disaster that could happen in your community. Then, write a 3- to 4-page paper about the disaster from the community nurse’s perspective.

Section 1: The Disaster, Man-Made or Natural

· What disasters may strike your community and why? For example, do you live in “Tornado Alley,” or has climate change resulted in unusual cold weather snaps or blizzards in your community? Are you located in a flood plain? Include possible diseases that may result from a natural disaster, such as tetanus or cholera.

Section 2: The Nursing Response

· Formulate responses to the disaster, considering systems and community levels of intervention.

· Review websites where a disaster plan may be available for the public, or if one is not currently available, call public health department to see if a disaster plan exists for your community and what the plan contains.

· In addition to reviewing websites for information about your local disaster plan, you will need to locate best practice/evidence-based practice guidelines in professional literature to determine whether your community’s disaster plan is as sound as it might be or if there is room for improvement.

Section 3: Is My Community Prepared for a Disaster?

· What conclusions can you draw about your community’s preparedness plan from having completed this evaluation?

For this Assignment, review the following:

· Writing resources tab

· Walden paper template found in the Writing Resources tab (no abstract or running head required)

Intricacies of Disaster Planning For Public Health