Research in the USA shows that farm owners are among the leading occupations with significant incidences of diseases related to stress (National Safety Council, 2010). Stress refers to the inability to withstand the strain, a situation that can be accelerated by strenuous activities such as ranching. Stress responses often release hormones to the body of the affected person. It increases blood pressure, pulse rate speed and breathing speed. This may cause even heart diseases. Therefore, heart diseases are also other possible health problems faced by the members of the community. These problems of stress-related diseases, heart problems and high blood pressure are even worse in old people because their bodies are not quick and strong enough to respond and contain stress. This is even a more reason to believe that stress-related diseases are common among the people of Sandville because most of them are old people.
There are various nursing interventions that I would employ if I were the health nurse assigned to this community. From the analysis of the health problems affecting the members of this community, it is clear that problems related to heart diseases such as cardiovascular diseases are common in the area. Therefore, one of the healthcare interventions is to provide a nursing diagnosis for heart failure. This will include checking important signs of the diseases before and after the diagnosis using diuretic and vasodilator. The next step is to note the cardiopulmonary response to activity, district and sweating (Clark, 2008). The healthcare intervention will then include assessment of the precipitator and provision of assistance in self-care activities considering the indications of the diagnosis.
Another health intervention is psychotherapy which will help the people cope with issues related to stress. When their farming activities seem to go out of hand and they become stressful, the people may suffer stress-related activities.