The geopolitical and phenomenological places are important to the context of a p
The geopolitical and phenomenological places are important to the context of a population and community assessment because they each have factors that contribute to community health and development. Geopolitics revolves around regions, states, locations, and geography and their interaction with social factors, power dynamics, and structures. It also consists of community boundaries, transportation infrastructure, geographic features, climate, vegetation, animals, and human-made homes and facilities (Green, 2018). These are all related to social determinants of health such as poverty, unemployment, urbanization, and industrialization (Persaud et al., 2018). In turn, these have a substantial impact on community health. Phenomenological place identifies the relationships, goals, culture, beliefs, and interests shared by individuals of a particular community. It also comprises the lived experiences of a people and how these might impact health and the nursing process. The nursing process must consider geopolitical and phenomenological places when identifying health issues and creating appropriate interventions. This requires the nurse to put themselves in the community’s shoes and understand their outlook on things during the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation (Toney-Butler & Thayer, 2020). In some cases, this might not be entirely possible and this necessitates the nurse to be ready to learn and be receptive to interactions with their community’s needs. Other tools that could help in the process include data on the relevant social determinants of health from the census or other local data on issues such as employment, poverty, and education levels.

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