[Get Answer] examine factors that affect health care delivery in underdeveloped countries, and you will consider what nurses can do to make a difference.

Question Description
Global Nursing Issues

People everywhere want to be healthy, happy, and safe. But the reality is that re-emerging diseases, limited access to health care, pandemics, terrorism, war, poverty, and natural disaster continue to threaten the lives and well being of people around the world. Differences in economics, cultures, political structures, and ethical standards often hinder the ability to provide even basic health care to populations at risk. Although the task of providing quality health care to all the citizens of the world may seem to be an unachievable dream, you can make a difference in their lives by advocating for the world’s underserved.

This week, you will examine factors that affect health care delivery in underdeveloped countries, and you will consider what nurses can do to make a difference.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

Analyze challenges related to the provision of health care in underdeveloped countries
Evaluate strategies for advocating for global health care
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Learning Resources

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Knickman, J. R., & Kovner, A. R. (Eds.). (2015). Health care delivery in the united states (11th ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Chapter 4, “Comparative Health Systems” (pp. 53–72)
The chapter showcases different models of health care systems in order to help policymakers and managers critically assess and improve health care in the United States.

Chapter 10, “The Health Workforce” (pp. 213–225)
Review this section of Chapter 10, which details health workforce issues for nurses and nurse practitioners.

Milstead, J. A. (2019). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (6th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Chapter 11, “The Impact of Globalization: Nurses Influencing Global Health Policy” (pp. 192-204)
This chapter addresses how the health status of individuals and populations around the world can affect policymaking in a country.

Bloch, G., Rozmovits, L., & Giambrone, B. (2011). Barriers to primary care responsiveness to poverty as a risk factor for health. BMC Family Practice, 12(1), 62–67.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article details a qualitative study that was conducted to explore the barriers to primary care responsiveness to poverty. The authors explicate a variety of health impacts attributable to poverty.

Harrowing, J. N. (2009). The impact of HIV education on the lives of Ugandan nurses and nurse-midwives. Advances in Nursing Science, 32(2), E94–E108.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article explores the impact of an HIV/AIDS education program for Ugandan nurses and nurse-midwives. The author details the motivations behind the program and recommendations for the future.

Koplan, J. P., Bond, C., Merson, M. H., Reddy, K. S., Rodriquez, M. H., Sewankambo, N. K., & Wasserheit, J. N. (2009). Towards a common definition of global health. The Lancet, 373(9679), 1993–1995.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article provides a full description of the components that comprise global health care in detail.

Gapminder. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.gapminder.org

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