J Korean Community Nurs.  1994 Dec;5(2):101-108.

The role and responsibility of community health practitioner based on the rural community development and the reform of health care system

  • 1School of Public Health, Seoul National University, Korea.


This study was conducted by community survey of 215 community health practitiner's posts and literature review of official documents. The result was as follows ; 1. The role and responsibility of community health practitioner's post must be studied by the community health practitioner and the community health leader, and on the basement of community health needs, community development plan, and reforom of health care system. 2. Comprehensive health care of community is very important role and responsibility of community health practitioners. However, it was supervised by the senior community health practitioner in provincial government. 3. The community health practitioner must be trained by formal inservice educational program focused on comprehensive health care. 4. The community health practitoner must be the health guider and health leader as the member of community.

MeSH Terms

Comprehensive Health Care
Surveys and Questionnaires
Delivery of Health Care*
Rural Population*
Social Change
State Government
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