HNN348 rural and remote area nursing assignment

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Rural and Remote AreaNursing
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1SKIN PROTECTION AND INCIDENCE OF SUN EXPOSURE ISSUE.....................................1RISK FACTORS FOR SUN EXPOSURE......................................................................................2IMPACT OF SUN EXPOSURE ON HEALTH OUTCOMES OF FARMERS.............................3CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................3REFERENCES................................................................................................................................4
INTRODUCTIONIt can be assessed that sun exposure and skin protection is considered as one of the majorissue impacting upon the health of people especially the Australian farmers. Exposure from thesun causes skin damage and enhances the risk of developing skin cancer. However, Australia hasreached the highest rate in skin cancer disease globally (Jeffery, C. A and et. al., 2014). Also, ithas been identified that farmers receive at least three times the UV exposure as compared toindoor workers. Thus, health care services have been increased in particular country, and farmersare asked to wear a UV measuring device on their forehead during the whole European summer.Main effects to farmers of the sun exposure were between 12-4 pm when farmers carry out theactivity such as mustering cattle and fixing fences.SKIN PROTECTION AND INCIDENCE OF SUN EXPOSURE ISSUESkin protection is considered as one of the major issue impacting upon the health ofAustralian farmers and thus overcome such risk by adopting protective measures such asappropriate clothing and UV creams would help in decreasing the risk of sun exposure (Smit-Kronor & Brumby 2015). Thus, the government was also focusing on promoting healthcampaign and thus protecting people living in rural and remote areas of Australia and overcometheir health issue. In the global world, rural and agricultural population are known to be at highrisk for skin cancer (Hegney, 2012). Thus, Australian farmers have been reaching a higherstandardised mortality rate due to melanoma and other skin cancers. Further, there are certainfactors that may increase the risk of skin cancer such as UV rays and thus reducing such risk mayprevent the individual from such diseases. Therefore, Australian farmers are provided bettercontrol measures regarding protecting themselves from UV and thus overcome risk factor of skincancer. Hence, it can be stated that sun exposure causes harmful impact upon the health ofAustralian farmers (Sato, M and et. al., 2015).Care setting is focused on delivering better care facilities to people living in rural andremote areas of Australia in regard to providing them proper care and support services so thatthey live a healthy life. It is also essential for investigating the health issues within population i.e.Australian farmers regarding sun exposure and skin protection issues that impact the health offarmers (Boehm, Franklin and King, 2014). Therefore, HSC plays crucial role in providing careto farmers and inform them different ways of protecting themselves from the rays of the sun so1
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