Using Practice Tools for Community Health
- Practice Tool
Teaching Strategy Description:
Students are divided into groups of eight. Within the group, students arrange themselves in pairs and select one of the four practice tools (see Resources). Students are given a narrative of a population health issue, (e.g. increasing non-intentional injuries among children in an urban community). The student pairs then prepare, based on readings and key questions, a 30 minute session to teach their peers group about their chosen practice tool. Their clinical tutor coaches and guides the learning to support practice application.
- First two weeks of a community clinical course
- The practice tools they learn to use in these sessions are applied over the term
Students use the four practice tools:
Practice Tool #1: Community Assessment
- Yiu, L. (2012). Community care. In L.L. Stamler & L. Yiu (Eds.), Community health nursing: A Canadian perspective (pp. 213-235). Toronto, Ontario: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Practice Tool #2: Measuring the Health of their Community
- Stamler, L.L. (2012). Epidemiology. In L.L. Stamler & L. Yiu (Eds), Community health nursing: A Canadian perspective (pp.139-154). Toronto, Ontario: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Practice Tool #3: Health Promotion Approaches
- Cohen, B. (2012). Population health promotion models and strategies. In L.L. Stamler & L. Yiu (Eds).Community health nursing: A Canadian perspective (pp. 89-108). Toronto, Ontario: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Practice Tool #4: Program Planning and Evaluation
- Public Health Agency of Canada. Program Planning and Evaluation. Retrieved from http://cbpp-pcpe.phac-aspc.gc.ca/resources/planning-public-health-programs/pphp1/.
Submitted by: Ruth Schofield, McMaster University
Indicator(s): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6