Share an overview of a natural or human-made disaster that has occurred in your area in the last 20 years

This week’s graded topics relate to the following Course Outcomes (COs)

  • CO 3: Plan prevention and population-focused interventions for vulnerable populations using professional clinical judgment and evidence-based practice. (PO 4 and 8)
  • CO 6: Utilize a systems-based and collaborative approach to address factors that influence the health of a community and population health problems. (PO 2)

Discussion

Preparing for disasters, terrorist threats, or communicable disease outbreaks is an important part of public health nursing.

  • Share an overview of a natural or human-made disaster that has occurred in your area in the last 20 years.
    • Include a URL and reference to the event. This may be a news article.
  • Describe how your community was impacted.
  • Describe lessons learned and changes made to preparedness.

Grading

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Answer Preview………………

When it comes to disasters, they do not discriminate to whom it affects, and their impacts can be quite devastating to human life. In recent years, disasters; both manmade and natural have taken a toll on people’s lives and caused a massive destruction of property (Davis, Wilson, Brock-Martin, Glover & Svendsen, 2010). Natural disasters are those that occur without any human interaction while those involve human influence are man-made disasters.  For instance, in the State of Louisiana, hurricane Katrina took an expensive toll on human life in 2005; killing………………

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