Global Nursing Issues

Global Nursing Issues.

When it comes to healthcare provision, the underdeveloped nations get hit below the belt with various factors that hinder such services from reaching the public or the targeted population. The factors that present to hinder this delivery in most of the developing countries include poverty which is a vital issue affecting the public.

According to Bloch et al., 2011, poverty is recognized to be related to the poor health that the affected population usually receives. Poverty makes the patients not to be able to afford better healthcare as well as various needs that lead to better health. In the long haul, they get exposed to various risks that impact their health negatively. Nurses have a role in impacting the lives of their patients despite their financial status. Since the nurses are not able to directly impact the income of their patients, they can advocate for a universal health coverage which may only require less contribution. This may assist to enable pulling together as a team despite their financial status.

Another factor that affects the healthcare delivery is health inequality that usually befell citizens of developing nations (Orach, 2009). With the right to health as well as achievement of the highest level of care remains with the government, the conditions and environment created by the government may not usually ensure equitable access to health services. As a nurse, one can foster collaboration amongst stakeholders to develop strategies that can lead to proper interventions to impact the lives of the citizens.

Various nations have a different economic status that also impacts their healthcare deliveries either positively or negatively. Despite the fact that there are umbrella organizations and programs that are set to impact the global health risks, nations still have disparity in healthcare provision. Nurses can come up to assist other healthcare providers in improving the lives of the underdeveloped nations by using the international council of nurses to shape health policies at the global level. This move will enable the nurses to achieve various goals such as fostering innovative, collaborative and global health research. It will also assist in creating a generation of global health leaders as well as scholars. The nurses in the developed nations can have a substantial partnership with their fellow in the developing nations and in the long haul enable translation of the global health research findings into practices. When these moves are taken into account, there will be increase coverage of quality nursing care since the interventions are directed to the healthcare providers.

The partnerships that nurses engage in can also go beyond just working together, but the nurses in the developed nations can mentor and those from the developing nations. The networking should see both teams mentoring each other on the experiences which would ensure even the underserved receive better care after the association between the two teams. Besides, both teams can foster for globalization as well as developing health promotion actions that can assist in tackling most of the global conditions which may not be well taken care of among the underserved populations.

Nurse and advocates can be of great significance to teach the colleagues on various issues to give them the expertise to care for their populations (Breda, 2012). This may go hand in hand with the programs and support systems that may have been rolled out to these developing nations. In the end, implantations of the programs will be fruitful.




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