Assignment

If you talk about a possible poor health outcome, do you believe that outcome will occur? Do you believe eye contact and personal contact should be avoided?

You would have a difficult time practicing as a nurse if you believed these to be true. But they are very real beliefs in some cultures.

Differences in cultural beliefs, subcultures, religion, ethnic customs, dietary customs, language, and a host of other factors contribute to the complex environment that surrounds global healthcare issues. Failure to understand and account for these differences can create a gulf between practitioners and the public they serve.

In this Assignment, you will examine a global health issue and consider the approach to this issue by the United States and by one other country.

To Prepare:

  • Review the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global health agenda and select one global health issue to focus on for this Assignment.  Global health issue I select is STDs ( Sexual Transmitted Disease)
  • Select at least one additional country to compare to the U.S. for this Assignment. one additional country is Australia.
  • Reflect on how the global health issue you selected is approached in the U.S. and in the additional country you selected.
  • Review and download the Global Health Comparison Matrix provided in the Resources.

The Assignment: (1- to 2-page Global Health Comparison Matrix; 1-page Plan for Social Change)

Part 1: Global Health Comparison Matrix

Focusing on the country you selected and the U.S., complete the Global Health Comparison Matrix. Be sure to address the following:

  • Consider the U.S. national/federal health policies that have been adapted for the global health issue you selected from the WHO global health agenda. Compare these policies to the additional country you selected for study.
  • Explain the strengths and weaknesses of each policy.
  • Explain how the social determinants of health may impact the global health issue you selected. Be specific and provide examples.
  • Using the WHO’s Organization’s global health agenda as well as the results of your own research, analyze how each country’s government addresses cost, quality, and access to the global health issue selected.
  • Explain how the health policy you selected might impact the health of the global population. Be specific and provide examples.
  • Explain how the health policy you selected might impact the role of the nurse in each country.
  • Explain how global health issues impact local healthcare organizations and policies in both countries. Be specific and provide examples.

Part 2: A Plan for Social Change

Reflect on the global health policy comparison and analysis you conducted in Part 1 of the Assignment and the impact that global health issues may have on the world, the U.S., your community, as well as your practice as a nurse leader.

In a 1-page response, create a plan for social change that incorporates a global perspective or lens into your local practice and role as a nurse leader.

  • Explain how you would advocate for the incorporation of a global perspective or lens into your local practice and role as a nurse leader.
  • Explain how the incorporation of a global perspective or lens might impact your local practice and role as a nurse leader.
  • Explain how the incorporation of a global perspective or lens into your local practice as a nurse leader represents and contributes to social change. Be specific and provide examples.

Rubric:

Levels of Achievement:Excellent 45 (45%) – 50 (50%) Response provides a clear and accurate explanation of the strengths and weaknesses of policies in the U.S. and another country.

Response provides a clear and accurate explanation of how the social determinants of health impact the issue in the U.S. and in another country. Specific examples are provided.

Response provides a clear and accurate explanation of how the governments of the two countries address cost, quality, and access related to the issue.

Response provides a clear and accurate explanation of how the policy in each of the two countries impacts the health of the global population. Detailed and accurate supporting examples are provided.

Response provides a clear and complete explanation of how the policies in each country impact the role of the nurse.

Response provides an accurate and detailed explanation of how the global health issues impact local healthcare organizations and policies in each of the two countries.Good 40 (40%) – 44 (44%) Response provides an explanation of the strengths and weaknesses of policies in the U.S. and another country.

Response provides an explanation of how the social determinants of health impact the issue in the U.S. and in another country. Specific examples may be provided.

Response provides an explanation of how the governments of the two countries address cost, quality, and access related to the issue.

Response provides an explanation of how the policy in each of the two countries impacts the health of the global population. Supporting examples may be provided.

Response provides an explanation of how the policies in each country impact the role of the nurse.

Response provides an explanation of how the global health issues impact local healthcare organizations and policies in each of the two countries.Fair 35 (35%) – 39 (39%) Explanation of the strengths and weaknesses of policies in the U.S. and another country is vague or inaccurate.

Explanation of how the social determinants of health impact the issue in the U.S. and another country, and/or the examples, are vague or inaccurate.

Explanation of how the governments of the two countries address cost, quality, and access related to the issue is vague or inaccurate.

Explanation of how the policy in each of the two countries impacts the health of the global population, and/or supporting examples, is vague or inaccurate.

Explanation of how the policies in each country impact the role of the nurse is vague or incomplete.

Explanation of how global health issues impact local healthcare organizations and policies in each of the two countries is vague or inaccurate.Poor 0 (0%) – 34 (34%) Explanation of the strengths and weaknesses of policies in the U.S. and another country is vague and inaccurate, or is missing.

Explanation of how the social determinants of health impact the issue in the U.S. and in another country, and the examples, are vague and inaccurate, or is missing.

Explanation of how the governments of the two countries address cost, quality, and access related to the issue is vague and inaccurate, or is missing.

Explanation of how the policy in each of the two countries impacts the global population, and supporting examples, is missing.

Explanation of how the policies in each country impact the role of the nurse is vague and inaccurate, or is missing.

Explanation of how global health issues impact local healthcare organizations and policies in both countries is missing.Feedback:

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Part 2: A Plan for Social Change

Reflect on the global health policy comparison and analysis you conducted in Part 1 of the Assignment. In a 1-page response, create a plan for social change that incorporates a global perspective or lens into your local practice and role as a nurse leader.

• Explain how you would advocate for the incorporation of a global perspective or lens into your local practice and role as a nurse leader.

• Explain how the incorporation of a global perspective or lens might impact your local practice and role as a nurse leader.

• Explain how the incorporation of a global perspective or lens into your local practice as a nurse leader represents and contributes to social change. Be specific and provide examples.–

Levels of Achievement:Excellent 32 (32%) – 35 (35%) Response provides a clear and thorough explanation of how one would advocate for the incorporation of a global perspective or lens into his/her role as a nurse leader.

Response provides a clear and thorough explanation of how the incorporation of a global perspective or lens might impact local practice and the role as a nurse leader.

Response clearly and thoroughly explains in detail how the incorporation of a global perspective or lens in one’s role as a nurse represents and contributes to social change. Accurate and detailed supporting examples are provided.Good 28 (28%) – 31 (31%) Response provides an explanation of how one would advocate for the incorporation of a global perspective or lens into his/her role as a nurse leader.

Response provides an explanation of how the incorporation of a global perspective or lens might impact local practice and the role as a nurse leader.


Assignment: Global Healthcare Comparison Matrix and Narrative Statement

Week 11-Look at the WHO organization link in your Resources.  Go to the Global Health Agenda- There are seven.  Investing in Health to Reduce Poverty is number 1, or 3 Universal Coverage, Gender equality, Health Related Human Rights.  Alternatively, Tackling Health Determinants of Health. Number 4.  Here you could address Diet, nutrition; environmental issues like measles, roundworm, TB, West Nile and Zika.  You pick a country and then compare it to the US. The Sustainable goals, which are published by the United Nations (WHO part of), will be quite helpful.  

If you chose obesity look at Japan and how they regulate weight where in the US the Obesity epidemic is skyrocketing.  

Learning Objectives

  • Compare healthcare policies related to global healthcare issues in the U.S. and abroad
  • Analyze the impact of the social determinants of health on global healthcare issues
  • Analyze how policy impacts the health of the global population
  • Analyze how policy impacts the role of the nurse
  • Compare how global health issues impact local healthcare organizations and policies in the U.S and abroad
  • Recommend advocacy for the incorporation of a global perspective into local practice and the role of the nurse leader
  • Analyze impacts of the incorporation of a global perspective into local practice and the role of the nurse leader
  • Analyze how a global perspective represents and contributes to social change.
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