In this week’s media presentation, Dr. Louise Fitzpatrick shared how health and disease are global issues. She pointed out that with the mobility of today’s population, those health issues experienced in one area of the world are easily brought to other areas of the world. Consider the spread of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, avian flu, H1N1, or SARS. These diseases have quickly crossed oceans and spread to a variety of countries. They are a public health concern in the U.S. as well as other countries.
To prepare for this Discussion, reflect on the readings and on Dr. Mancuso’s comments in this week’s media presentation; specifically on the role of the BSN nurse in public and global health. With these thoughts in mind, respond to the following:( 250-350 words paper)
Why should BSN nurses be concerned with global health issues?
How do global health issues influence nursing practice at your local level or in your work setting? Include specific examples.
Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature
Video: Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2010). Public and global health: Introduction . Baltimore: Author
Video: Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2010). Public and global health: Issues and trends in global health. Baltimore: Author.