Share
Explore BrainMass

Linkage required by community nurse to address problem of TB

In a rural community in New Mexico, (population 3000), there is a high incidence of tuberculosis. Mining is a principle industry and occupation. There are also many migrant workers for the production of lettuce and other field crops. There are two churches, a K-12 school, and a Head Start Program. There is also a county health department. Given this information, what linkages would the community health nurse use to address the problem of tuberculosis? Why would each linkage be helpful in the effort?

Solution Preview

In a rural community in New Mexico, (population 3000), there is a high incidence of tuberculosis. Mining is a principle industry and occupation. There are also many migrant workers for the production of lettuce and other field crops. There are two churches, a K-12 school, and a Head Start Program. There is also a county health department. Given this information, what linkages would the community health nurse use to address the problem of tuberculosis? Why would each linkage be helpful in the effort?

TB is an ...

Solution Summary

In a rural community in New Mexico, (population 3000), there is a high incidence of tuberculosis. Mining is a principle industry and occupation. There are also many migrant workers for the production of lettuce and other field crops. There are two churches, a K-12 school, and a Head Start Program. There is also a county health department. Given this information, what linkages would the community health nurse use to address the problem of tuberculosis? Why would each linkage be helpful in the effort?

TB is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is a contagious disease, which is quite widespread.

$2.19