Global Health

Global Health

OVERVIEW

Develop a 6–8 page, APA-formatted article on a global health topic for publication. Describe the factors that impact health and health care delivery, and the interventions that have been implemented. Explain the influence of altruism on global health, and identify evidence-based interventions to address the global health topic.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Explain the factors that affect the health of communities.
    • Describe the factors that impact health and health care delivery associated with a global health care issue.
    • Explain the influence of altruistic organizations on health and health care practices associated with a global health care issue.
    • Explain how health care decisions and practices at a local level relate to health and health care delivery on a global scale.
  • Competency 2: Apply evidence-based interventions to promote health and disease prevention and respond to community health issues.
    • Describe interventions implemented to address a global health care issue.
    • Identify evidence-based interventions to promote wellness and disease prevention associated with a global health care issue.
  • Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations of a nursing professional.
    • Provide background information and statistics on a global health care issue.
    • Write content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
    • Correctly format paper, citations, and references, using current APA style.

CONTEXT

The overall wealth of a country often influences the country’s level of accessible health care and, ultimately, the health of the country’s citizens. However, developed countries often face similar public health issues as developing and middle-income countries. For example, HIV and AIDS are major public health concerns in both the United States and in many less developed sub-Saharan African countries. Through collaboration, research, and direct care, community/public health nurses can provide expertise and leadership in international health issues (Maurer & Smith, 2013). Understanding the processes involved in caring for populations provides the foundation for collaborative practices in international nursing care.

Reference

Maurer, F. A., & Smith, C. M. (2013). Community/Public health nursing practice: Health for families and populations(5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: W. B. Saunders.

  • ASSESSMENT INSTRUCTIONS

PREPARATION

Suppose you have been asked to submit an article for publication in your organization’s newsletter, about a global health topic and how policies and practices at the local level can affect global health. Choose one global health topic from the list (or use another of your choice):

    • Mental health.
    • Communicable diseases (HIV/AIDS, influenza, malaria, tuberculosis).
    • Non-communicable diseases (cancer, lung, and heart disease).
    • Maternal and child health (prenatal care, midwife education, childhood vaccinations).
    • LGBT health.
    • Disabilities.
    • Global water supply and safety (GlobalHealth.gov, n.d.).

Look in the Capella library and on the Internet for very recent peer-reviewed articles, statistics, and professional nursing information on the global health topic you selected.

REQUIREMENTS

For this assessment, develop an APA-formatted research review article that covers one global health topic of your choice. In this assessment:

    • Identify your topic. Provide background information and statistics on the topic, including the global areas most affected by the topic and the types of health care issues most often associated with the topic.
    • Describe the factors that impact health and health care delivery in the global areas most affected by the topic you selected. These factors may include not only culture and tradition, but also politics, economics, and social attitude.
    • Explain the influence of altruistic organizations (Peace Corps, Project Hope, religious and non-religious missions, and so on) on health and health care practices in the global area specifically associated with the topic.
    • Describe the interventions implemented to address the health care issues associated with the topic. Include both conventional and unconventional interventions.
    • Explain how the health care decisions and practices at the local level (the area most impacted by the topic) relate to health and health care delivery in other global areas. This is not limited only to best practices, but could include poor health care decisions and practices.
    • Identify evidence-based interventions that are effective, efficient, cost-effective, and equitable for promoting wellness and disease prevention in the specific area and population.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Complete your assessment using the following specifications:

    • Title page and reference page.
    • Number of pages: 6–8 (not including the title and reference pages).
    • At least 3 current scholarly or professional resources.
    • APA format for citations and references.
    • Times New Roman font, 12-point, double-spaced.

Reference

Global Health Topics. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.globalhealth.gov/global-health-topics/

  • Global Health Scoring Guide
CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED
Describe the factors that impact health and health care delivery associated with a global health care issue. Does not list the factors that impact health and health care delivery associated with a global health issue. Lists the factors that impact health and health care delivery associated with a global health issue. Describes the factors that impact health and health care delivery associated with a global health issue. Describes the factors that impact health and health care delivery associated with a global health issue, showing an in-depth understanding of the relationship between a variety of factors and the quality of health care.
Explain the influence of altruistic organizations on health and health care practices associated with a global health care issue. Does not describe the role of altruistic organizations with regard to health and health care practices. Describes the role of altruistic organizations with regard to health and health care practices, but does not associate it to a global health care issue. Explains the influence of altruistic organizations on health and health care practices associated with a global health care issue. Explains the influence of altruistic organizations on health and health care practices associated with a global health care issue, and considers the likely outcomes of being without the aid of the organizations.
Explain how health care decisions and practices at a local level relate to health and health care delivery on a global scale. Does not explain how health care decisions and practices at a local level relate to health and health care delivery on a global scale. Explains how health care decisions and practices at a local level relate to health and health care delivery on a global scale, but the explanation is inaccurate or is missing key elements. Explains how health care decisions and practices at a local level relate to health and health care delivery on a global scale. Explains how health care decisions and practices at a local level relate to health and health care delivery on a global scale, using relevant real-world examples.
Describe interventions implemented to address a global health care issue. Does not identify interventions implemented to address a global health care issue. Identifies interventions implemented to address a global health care issue. Describes interventions implemented to address a global health care issue. Describes interventions implemented to address a global health care issue, and includes both conventional and unconventional interventions.
Identify evidence-based interventions to promote wellness and disease prevention associated with a global health care issue.  Does not identify interventions to promote wellness and disease prevention associated with a global health care issue. Identifies interventions to promote wellness and disease prevention, but does not provide supporting evidence, or does not associate the interventions with a global health care issue. Identifies evidence-based interventions to promote wellness and disease prevention associated with a global health care issue. Recommends evidence-based interventions to promote wellness and disease prevention associated with a global health care issue.
Provide background information and statistics on a global health care issue. Does not provide background information and statistics on a global health care issue. Provides background information and statistics on a global health care issue, but does not reference the source of the information. Provides background information and statistics on a global health care issue. Provides well-sourced background information and statistics on a global health care issue, and identifies likely causes of the health care issue.
Write content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Does not write content clearly, logically, or with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Writes with errors in clarity, logic, grammar, punctuation, and/or mechanics. Writes content clearly and logically with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Writes clearly and logically with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; uses relevant evidence to support a central idea.
Correctly format paper, citations, and references, using current APA style. Does not correctly format paper, citations, and references, using current APA style. Uses current APA style to format paper, citations, and references, but with numerous errors. Correctly formats paper, citations, and references, using current APA style. Correctly formats paper, citations, and references, using current APA style with no errors.

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Introduction

Global health refers to the situation of health equity and improvement as well as global threat protection on a worldwide scale as a result of the concerted efforts of health care practitioners, researchers, community influencers, and altruistic organizations (Maurer & Smith, 2013). Therefore, global health issues are problems that go beyond national borders and interfere with the economic, social, and political stability of affected nations. One of the major global issues is HIV/AIDS which is known as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which if not well-managed escalates to the condition known as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (WHO, 2010). As the most advanced stage of HIV, AIDS enhances the susceptibility of the body to severe diseases. HIV weakens the immune system (low CD4 count) of infected people and makes them vulnerable to multiple disease or pathogenic attacks……..

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