MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH & GLOBAL NURSING
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The enjoyment of the highest standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic, or social condition.
Governments have a responsibility for the health of their peoples which can be fulfilled only by the provision of adequate health and social measures.
World Health Organization Constitution (2006)
While providing some of the world’s best health care and demonstrating a strong commitment to public health issues such as the creation of a sanitary infrastructure, the United States has long regarded personal health care as a private matter—not as a defined right over which the government has responsibility… (p. 126).
Holtz, C. (2008). Global health care: Issues and policies. Sudbury, MA: Bartlett and Jones Publishers
RECOMMENDATION: Read a book about a nurse’s experience in global health. CLICK on the
PDF file: BOOK REVIEWS, and read the reviews or summaries about the books. These books are modestly priced and may be purchased from Amazon.com. ENJOY!
MODULE 1 OBJECTIVES
At the completion of this module, the student will:
Analyze the principles and goals of global health, specifically the “right” to health as perceived by the World Health Organization and the United States. (EVALUATION: Postings: Health as a “right” and peer response)
Formulate an opinion and discuss the ethical issue of nurse migration as it relates to the global nurse shortage. (EVALUATION: Postings: Nurse migration and peer response)
Select a country with high adult and child mortality for an END-OF-COURSE term paper which 1) summarizes factors that influence the health of its citizens, including its health care system and delivery; 2) determines health priorities; and 3) discusses the role of nurses and nursing in those health priorities. (EVALUATION: Paper: Country with High Mortality Rates
MODULE 1 LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Chapter 1: Principles and Goals of Global Health (Global Health 101)
Chapter 4: Ethical and Human Rights Concerns in Global Health
Quotes from the World Health Organization and Holtz (see above)
Pamphlet: Wanted: 2.4 million nurses, and that’s just in India (2010). Kathryn Senior, World Health Organization
(CLICK on the PDF file: NURSES WANTED)
RECOMMENDED: Chapter 19: Global health. In K.K. Blais & J.S. Hayes (2015). Professional nursing practice: Concepts and perspectives (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
WHO Health Professions Network & Office of Nursing and Midwifery and the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (2008). Health professions’ role in Primary Health Care, featuring nurses and midwives – Now more than ever for a healthy world! http://www.who.int/hrh/nursing_midwifery/films/en/index.html
opinion? Provide a rationale with your opinion (at least 50 words). Then, RESPOND to one (1) peer posting on nurse migration.
GUIDELINES FOR POSTING ON THE DISCUSSION BOARD
Health as “right” & peer response;” Nursing migration & peer response (100 pts) Content (20 pts); Statement of Major Points (20 pts); Integration of Relevant Literature or Experiences (20 pts); Open to Alternatives (20 pts); Views Statements or Data Critically (20 pts)
END-OF-SEMESTER TERM PAPER
LIST OF SELECTED COUNTRIES
WITH HIGH ADULT AND CHILD MORTALITY RATES
|Dem Rep of Congo||Haiti||Morocco||Nepal|
Title of Paper (top of page 2, centered)
Country with High Mortality Rates: : [Name of Country]
PAPER HEADING: [Level 1] Introduction: [Name of Country] Why selection?
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Location/Geography
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Population
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Government
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Economy
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] State of Health (Diseases/Violence/Accidents)
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Culture/Traditional Medicine
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Healthcare System and Delivery Include:
Governmental health-related agencies and health regulatory organizations. [Level 3] An example is the Ministry of Health and/or other governmental agencies in the country that are health-related.
Healthcare personnel and hospitals. [Level 3] Total number of nurses and physicians and/or the number of nurses and physicians per 100,000 population. In addition, the number of hospitals/hospital beds found in the country.
Nursing education system and accrediting organizations. [Level 3] Number (and name) of schools that train nurses, if any. Note if nursing schools are accredited or standards are overseen by a governmental agency.
Nursing associations. [Level 3] (if any). Do internet search. See also module 2 (Sigma Theta Tau International [STTI] and International Council of Nurses [ICN]) websites for links to nursing organizations in various countries.
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Health Priorities Based on the above information and global health organizations, including non-governmental organizations, what are the health priorities for this country? Discuss.
PAPER HEADING: [Level 1] Conclusion: Nursing Implications How can the nursing profession and nurses working in this country play a part in addressing those priorities? Discuss.
PAPER HEADING: [Level 1] References [top of new page, centered]
To get you started on your paper:
Term Paper: Country with High Mortality Rates (100 pts)
Introduction; Location/Geography; Population; Government; Economy; State of Health; Culture/Traditional Medicine; Healthcare System and Delivery; Health Priorities; Nursing Implications
Critical Thinking Skills (15 pts); Content Development (15 pts); Organization (15 pts)
References (15 pts); Format (15 pts); Computer/Technology Skills (25 pts)