Globalization is Here to Stay: International Collaboration is key to Improving Global Health

Friday, 11 July 2008: 10:40 AM
Rita K. Adeniran, RN, MSN, CMAC, CNAA, BC , Department of Nursing Education & Development, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Regardless of the stand one takes about the phenomenon of globalization, it is a reality of the 21st century and beyond, nursing must understand that the consequences of not appropriately responding to globalization and its products threatens even the most secured and stabilized healthcare delivery system in the world! Inability of the developing regions to meet the healthcare needs of their citizens may translate to quality, safety, and financial issues for developed regions of the world ... Disease has no borders, and no single country can alone contain infectious diseases. Collaboration between developed countries and developing countries can ultimately make the difference for all. As nurses, we have a duty to all the people in the world, especially the vulnerable.