268155 Using the Artinian Intersystem Model (AIM) of professional nursing to guide community assessment and wellness promotion in an undergraduate public health nursing course

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 : 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Katharine West, MPH, MSN , SSD/Clinical Content, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Pasadena, CA
Teaching community and public health nursing students how to assess the community, state, or nation as client in balanced partnership, with a focus on health promotion, can be a challenging process given the limited time available in such courses. This presentation describes how the newly revised Artinian Intersystem Model (AIM) of professional nursing, used as a shared-decision making tool in community nursing clinical practice, can help expedite the paradigm shift from nursing student to public health nurse. The AIM easily guides users in the assessment, development, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programs for aggregate and vulnerable populations. A care plan template developed specifically for use with the community client further supports the student's new-found expertise in public health nursing. A quantification scoring tool also demonstrates the effectiveness of the nurse-client interaction. Examples of actual student vignettes will illustrate how the AIM has been used to negotiate with clients to provide mutually satisfying health promotion programs at Primary and Secondary Levels of Prevention.

Learning Areas:
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Public health or related nursing
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe the Artinian Intersystem Model as a new tool for the public health nurse for guiding delivery of care to the community-as-client.

Keywords: Community Health Assessment, Theory

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have taught public health nursing content in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs since 1998.As a grounded theorist nurse researcher, I am a contributing author to books on qualitative research, rural nursing, and nursing theory, and have created online content or reviewed textbooks on maternal-newborn nursing and nursing informatics. As a systems analyst with a major HMO, I use systems models every day to guide my work.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Springer Publishing book: Artinian Intersystem Model co-editor

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.