Decisions in Paradise Part 1

Essay by mieromeUniversity, Bachelor'sA, September 2009

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After being hired by World Health Organization as a travel community health nurse I was assigned to my first assignment to the South Pacific in an island called Kava. Over 50% of the island is under 15 years of age and the languages spoken there are a mixture of Spanish, French and English. The religions on island consist of Christian, Buddhist, Islamic and Indigenous local religion. Economy of the island depends mostly on petroleum, coffee, cocoa, spices, bananas, sugar, tourism, fishing and natural gas. The identified disaster threats of the island are Tidal waves, Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, volcanic eruptions, Earthquakes, HIV/AIDS, petroleum spill, high risk for avian flu, and terrorism.

After a briefing from Alex regarding facts on Kava, Nik would now identify some issues that may affect job duties in community health care in the island. Focusing on the population of the island most health teaching will rely on pediatrics health care.

As disaster threats are multiple concerns an alert system and preventive measures are to consider for safety issues in the community. Some complications that may raise concerns is the religious status of the people of Kava, there are certain issues that may interfere with religious beliefs and practices. Looking into the islands' economy, there is little effect to the health project but some concerns of health issues would probably depend on the cost of living in the island and its economy.

The organizations objective is to promote the peoples highest level of health with the task to combat disease, especially key infectious diseases, and to promote the general health of the people of the world. By doing this in Kava, repairing the central office on island will be the first concern as it looks like it has been hit by a disaster. Check availability of supplies...