Sentinel world assignment – urban/rural compare and contrast

In this assignment, you will examine the similarities and/or differences and think critically about the assets and resources available in an urban and rural community.

Tour both Sentinel City® (urban) and Sentinel Town® (rural) and note how these two communities are alike and different in regards to community subsystems.

As you tour both communities, write down observations pertaining to the strengths (assets) and limitations that align with three (3) of the following subsystems:

Communication

Economics

Education

Health & Social Services

Recreation

Safety & Transportation

In addition consider the following items:

Identify two assets and available resources in each community.

Identify how each of the selected subsystems impact the health of a community.

What resources are lacking (in each community) that can have an impact your selected subsystems.

State key similarities and differences between urban and rural communities.

Compare and contrast the nurses’ role in urban versus rural communities.

What are some of the challenges a nurse might encounter when practicing in a rural community compared to practice in urban communities?

Explain the difference between vulnerable and underserved populations.

Submit your observations and responses to the items in a single document. Your observations and responses should be clear and professional in nature.