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

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‚Äôs (WHO) global health agenda and select one ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†global health issue to focus on for this Assignment.
  • Select ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†at least one additional country to compare to the U.S. for this Assignment.
  • 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‚Äôs Organization‚Äôs global health agenda as well as the results of ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†your own research, analyze how each country‚Äôs 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