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Please write a long Paragraph answering to this discussion below with your opinion. Please include citations and references in alphabetical order in case of another source.


A geopolitical community in its most conventional view is one that is defined by their borders on a map (Maurer & Smith, 2013). I live in Arlington Texas, located in Tarrant County. It is part of the Mid-cities region of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area, approximately 12 miles east of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles west of downtown Dallas. It is geopolitical because its boundaries are also defined by congressional and school districts as well as counties (Maurer & Smith, 2013). I belong to one phenomenological community, the church because I have a strong relation with them, share the same beliefs, values and interests. A phenomenological community does not have geographical borders and is not separated by landmarks. A nurse may encounter some challenges when providing care in different communities such as cultural diversity. For a community to be responsive, nurses should be culturally sensitive. This will help put the community in the direction of optimal health. There will be a better cooperation and compliance with the community’s health when health information is disseminated in a way that is culturally appropriate. A nurse should not assume that the needs of a similar community would be the same because their needs might be different. An indebt evaluation of both communities will help pinpoint each community’s distinct needs. When the needs of the community is assessed, a sense of trust will be built within the healthcare community. Communities with similar needs can build from one another. Taking on what works for a similar community may be a good idea for the other. Health literacy may be a challenge in the same community. It is important to ensure that the information given in different routes and forms along with the confirmation of understanding will help families and communities with the understanding of disease prevention, process and health promotion. The community can also be brought closer together by building mentor programs for members to assist others to learn to read and write.


Maurer, F., Smith, C. (2013). Community/Public Health Nursing Practice. Retrieved from…