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Community nurses need to continuously acquire

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(American Nurse Today, 2009). Community nurses need to continuously acquire knowledge about different cultures in an ongoing process. I believe community nurses are challenged when helping communities who have a diverse population. They need to have knowledge of different cultures and customs. The best way for nurses (and other healthcare workers) to gain knowledge of specific cultures and customs is to meet individuals on their level and in their homes, communities, etc. Nurses who take the time to get to know the population within a community will build rapport and better be able to assess and understand the overall health of a community. This will also allow insight on what education a community nurse can provide to specific individuals without offending or being too intrusive within the population of the community. American Nurse Today. (2009). Making community health care culturally correct. Retrieved from POST A geopolitical community is an area that is of “spatial design” and formed by a natural or human-made boundary (Maurer, F. & Smith, C., 2013). From the definition, most humans live in geopolitical areas. I live in Eugene, Oregon which was created by man. It has railroad tracks that go through the city limits and the surrounding areas. There is a river that flows through, and around, the city. It is also considered to be in a valley area with surrounding mountains in the distance. The city has large structures, streets,
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and legal boundaries. Because of these natural and man-made structures with legal boundaries, I would state that the area I live in is considered a geopolitical community.
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