NUR 370 Denver School Wk 2 Asset Based Approach to Health Improvement Response

NUR 370 Denver School Wk 2 Asset Based Approach to Health Improvement Response


Step 1 Post a response to the discussion board.
Explain the meaning of an asset-based approach to health improvement.

  • Provide an example of how positive resources available to individuals and communities enable them to gain more control over their lives and circumstances.
  • Describe two to three implications for nursing practice including the cultural aspects.


Step 2 Read other students’ posts and respond to at least two of them by Friday at 11:59pm MT.

As part of your response to your peers’ posts, provide your peers the two to three implications to nursing you wrote about in your primary response and share why you chose the implications you did.

Use your personal experience, if it’s relevant, to support or debate other students’ posts. If differences of opinion occur, debate the issues professionally and provide examples to support opinions. NUR 370 Denver School Wk 2 Asset Based Approach to Health Improvement Response

Cite any sources in APA format.

Peer Discussion 1 (Kayla)

An asset-based approach, or sometimes referred to as “asset-based community development” is a method of exploring, and responding to the needs and strengths of a population or group (Week 2 Lesson, n.d.). Sometimes all people need in order to take control of their health is resources. If resources can be provided, a better outcome can be the result. An example of this is the WIC program for pregnant women, infants and children. If a mother (or soon to be mother) makes too little income to provide the healthy food necessities for a growing baby or child, they help provide those. The also help with wellness checks, nutrition counseling, and vaccinations and blood work. This one little resource can help provide the best nutrition and education to these mothers. Then theses people can utilize these resources to take their health into their own hands and pass down healthy habits to their children.


When it comes to cultural aspects of learning, it is important for the nurse to be culturally sensitive. Just because someone has different beliefs or a different culture than you does not give you the right to disregard it. It is your job as the care taker to make sure their cultural needs are being met and respected. This could mean what comes on their food tray, fasting or eating at unusual hours, or what medications you will provide. NUR 370 Denver School Wk 2 Asset Based Approach to Health Improvement Response


Week 2 Lesson, (n.d.), Topic 01: The Asset Based Approach,…

Peer Discussion 2 (Rebecca)

Within population based approach it evaluates the health needs of the community (Week 2, n.d.). In addition it allows the population to have a voice in the needs they feel would benefit the community. Allowing the community to have a voice in the needs additionally assists in determining cultural needs. Some cultures will have different ideation of health as well as their needs. Certain cultures believe in all family entity staying in one home therefore, may require additional resources for geriatrics in comparison to others. Asset maps within the community will assist in further breaking down the community health needs within smaller sections of the city (Week 2, n.d.). Some cities are fairly large, and having smaller segments will help identify the community’s needs more efficiently. Some cultures do not believe in birth control. Therefore, community may require additional resources for children. Including daycare needs, immunizations, and formula needs. WIC (Women, infant, and children) is a community based organization that assists pregnant mothers and children up to age of five in ensuring their health needs are met. WIC allows for monthly food allowance for their participants. Additionally, allow for routine health evaluations and education.

I feel population based approach is beneficial to nursing in its entirety. It allows nurses to better identify the cultures within the community. Therefore, allow nurses to better educate themselves on the needs of the culture within. Nurses play a pivotal component in healthcare needs of certain cultures. From timing meal trays, rest breaks, eye contact, body language, and even gender of healthcare worker working with certain patients at times. Certain cultures would find it highly offense to have a female taking care of a male. We attempt meeting cultural needs to best of ability within the organization, but not always feasible. Allowing nursing staff to better understand cultural needs will assist in better patient outcomes and patient satisfaction. NUR 370 Denver School Wk 2 Asset Based Approach to Health Improvement Response


Week 2: Population-Based Assessment. (n.d.). Retrieved from…