Nursing in a Multicultural Society
Summer 2020 – Analysis Paper
One Country: Global Health Initiatives & the Role of Nurses
The purpose of this scholarly paper is to raise awareness of cultural sensitivity in healthcare, enhance culturally competent care delivery, and develop strategies that are culturally sensitive which serve to improve healthcare outcomes for all patients. MLO#1, 2, & 4 are evaluated through this assignment.
Return to your research paper as needed to review the healthcare structure and broad issues facing citizens of your assigned country.
You will focus on the same country you performed research on and explore their healthcare initiatives related to the recent COVID pandemic and a prevalent, identified global health issue. You will select one (1) of the top health – lifestyle – global issues for the approved country. These health targets are monitored by the World Health Organization Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) They include nutrition/obesity; world hunger & poverty; food-water-environmental health; terrorism; disaster response/emergency preparedness; emerging infectious diseases; non-communicable diseases & mental health; substance abuse; medicine & vaccine access; nursing workforce (maldistribution), or maternal/newborn mortality or health. You may also examine human trafficking. You will examine culturally appropriate nursing strategies based on scholarly research.
This is an individual, scholarly writing assignment of no more than 6 pages, excluding title and reference pages. The page limit will be enforced. Any information beyond the page limit will not be graded & related point deductions will occur. Adherence to APA format and scholarly sourcing is required.
As you prepare to write this paper the following steps are suggested in this order:
You will also find it extremely helpful to return to the WHO’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) link in the 2nd paragraph above for information about current efforts to address global issues. Current statistics related to COVID and SDGs, country by country, are linked there. The Commonwealth Fund has conducted country-by-country comparisons including the U.S. You may find these two documents helpful when addressing the COVID pandemic and when identifying your primary global health issue through the disparities reviewed.
International Profiles of most European & North American countries 2015 International Profiles of Healthcare Systems by Mossialos, Wenzel, Osborn, & Sarnak
Structure of the Paper
Include 1-2 sentences that briefly address the country’s COVID outbreak.
Selected Global Health Issue – Use relevant statistical data from scholarly evidence to support your discussion on COVID and the health issue:
Population – consider impact on the country including current statistics about incidence, prevalence, mortality, & costs
Current efforts to address COVID and global health issue of concern in the assigned country
4) What are the major challenges in addressing these issues?
Recommendations for Nursing – Use literature from professional fields of your choice. Review public health initiatives, international nursing organizations, & global organizations such as the WHO & The Commonwealth Fund related to this issue.
What financial & cultural implications should the nurse understand related to this issue?
Summarize the nurse’s role in efforts to address the healthcare issues.
This paper is no more than 6 pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages. Grade for scholarly writing includes but is not limited to inclusion of:
Multiple sources are provided in the folder for this assignment and meet the following requirement. A minimum of 3 current scholarly references are required. Your references should be from scholarly sources (for example, peer-reviewed nursing and related journals, published books, educational & government websites, and international authoritative agencies).