global disease surveillance processes among global populations H e a l t h M e d i c a l
Review how your classmates achieved each course competency. Identify new knowledge others gained that you had not considered. Describe how this new knowledge could impact your nursing practice.
Please make your initial post by midweek, and respond to at least two other students’ posts by the end of the week. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.
POST 1 to respond to
- Explainfoundations of global health.
- During module 1 of this course, the student nurse completed an infographic about the foundations of global health. During this assignment, the student nurse learned that these foundations include researching clinical data to help understand illnesses and their spread around the world. This is knowledge that the student nurse will use in their practice because it will help them to understand how to best keep their patients healthy and safe.
- Analyze the incidence, distribution, and control of emerging healthcare concerns in global populations.
- For this competency, the student nurse completed part 1 of their course project. For this project, the student nurse chose to discuss opioid addiction and its impact on global health. When starting this project, the student nurse believed they had a good understanding of how addiction impacted the global population. However, they learned that while addiction can affect anyone, there are some occupations that are more strongly impacted than others. This is information to use in the future as it helps to understand who may be at higher risk for addiction or opioid abuse.
- Evaluate the impact of global disease surveillance processes among global populations.
- This competency was completed by researching and creating a health surveillance program for African Americans in the southern United States who are at high risk for heart disease. The student nurse learned that there is an unfortunately high risk for heart disease among this population partially because of lifestyle choices. They also learned the importance of recognizing these risks and addressing them with a targeted population to help reduce the risk. This is information they will use in the future to educate their patients about risks they may have and how to combat them.
- Integrate social determinants, ethical concerns, and human rights for high-risk and vulnerable global populations.
- This competency was accomplished by completing part 2 of the course project and discussing how social determinants of health impact the topic of opioid addiction on global health. During this assignment, the student nurse learned that addiction can have a strong impact on socioeconomic status, which also puts the individual at higher risk for addiction and complications. The student nurse will use this in the future of their career to identify factors that can put their patients at risk for negative health outcomes.
- Critiqueaccess to global healthcare.
- A case study was created to accomplish this course competency. The case study focused on a man suffering from an injury with poor insurance and inability to access appropriate health care. During this assignment, the student nurse learned how societal norms can affect how people access health care depending on how they view themselves in society and their issues. This is something the student nurse will use in the future to better understand why patients do or do not seek out care when it is needed.
- Prioritizeepidemiological interventions among global populations.
- This competency was accomplished by creating an interoffice memo about the roles of epidemiologists in the aspect of global health. During this assignment, the student nurse learned how important demographics are in data collection when looking at the importance of disease and their spread throughout the global population. This is information the student nurse can use in the future to help determine who is at risk and may need more attention
- POST 2
- In module 1, the student nurse created an infographic in which they provided a detailed explanation of the history and evolution of global health, scientific foundations, major determinants of health affecting the global populations, and examples of global health interventions. The student nurse learned that the term global health first appeared history in 1940 after World War II and continues to develop due to several forces that empower the global health movement. These forces are: inequality of health development globally, information and communication technologies rapid growth and development, large financial support of global health activities and globalization of economy, and non-governmental organizations impacts on global health(Chen,2014). Analyze the incidence, distribution, and control of emerging healthcare concerns in global populations.In part one of the course project, the student nurse completed a writing assignment on a global health issue. They addressed the global health issue related to heart diseases and learned that the incidence of heart diseases worldwide continues to increase and developing countries are facing the greatest burden of the disease. Also, risk factors such as multiple health conditions, lifestyle, age, and family history increase the likelihood of developing cardiac diseases (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d).Evaluate the impact of global disease surveillance processes among global populations.The student nurse achieved this course competency in module 05 by writing a blog for USAID.gov proposing a disease surveillance program. They provided a description of the Zika virus and the population affected by the disease. They also described the disease surveillance, global health organizations for launching the program, and an explanation of how the program would be disseminated. The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is one of the health organizations that may launch the program. UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund which works in parts of the world where life is hard to defend the cause of children and adolescents who are greatly disadvantaged and best suited to lunch the programIntegrate social determinants, ethical concerns, and human rights for high-risk and vulnerable global populations.In module 07 the student nurse created a concept map to achieve the specific course competency. The concept map provided information on health disparities impacting the global population, ethical considerations, human rights from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and their impact on high-risk or vulnerable populations. The student nurse learned that health disparities such as lack of access to care, preventive practices, care during pregnancy, household income, behaviors, mothers ‘knowledge, and childbirth impact childhood mortality in poorer countries.Critique access to global healthcare.In module 8, the student nurse completed a case study on tuberculosis. The case study encompasses variables affecting access to healthcare in a global population, the impact of culture and other variables global healthcare access, and health disparities affecting the global health populations. The student nurse learned that races, ethnicities, and geographical locations t predisposed certain people to develop tuberculosis as pointed the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (n.d.). Hispanic, African Americans and Asians are at higher risk of developing an infection from tuberculosis, low socioeconomic and demographic factors increase the risk of contracting tuberculosis.Prioritize epidemiological interventions among global populations.The student nurse achieved this competency by creating a memo that addressed the roles and responsibilities of epidemiologists globally, epidemiological interventions for global populations, and concepts of demography that impact global health. The student nurse learned Demographic data are constantly changing; thus, it is crucial to continuously collect data and disseminate information to enable governments to evaluate their health care system and outline interventions (Rasmussen University, 2021). Also, demographic data mirror a population’s health and economic status.ReferencesCenter for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d). Know your risk for heart diseases. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.