Thursday, 16 July 2009: 3:45 PM-5:00 PM
Description/Overview: Globalization demands that nursing have an international perspective - for nursing cannot thrive in the era of globalization by acting locally. Global health challenges such as safe drinking water, poor sanitation, maternal and child nutrition and infectious diseases as well as global nursing shortage requires global nursing collaboration and partnership at all levels for the sustainable solutions! Global health problems are complex, requiring cross counties partnership, collaboration, and cultural relativism to effectively understand the challenges and manage the health issues. Nursing, the single largest group of health care professionals has the unique knowledge and skills to help mitigate the challenges presented by globalization through transnational partnerships and collaboration by doing what nursing does best- holistic care to each patient and country. Knowledge and skills exchange as well as, cross border sharing of expertise would be critical to success. The beginning steps towards mitigating the inevitable challenge of global health is for nursing to be redefine their responsibilities to encompass both national and international issues.
Learner Objective #1: Discuss challenges of the global healthcare
Learner Objective #2: Describe nursing role in mitigating the challenges of the global healthcare
Rita K. Adeniran, RN, MSN, CMAC, CNAA, BC, Department of Nursing Education & Development, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Sharisse Ajibade, BSN, RN, Nursing Development and Education, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA and Rebecca Stamm, BSN, RN, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Holly K. Shaw, RN, PhD, School of Nursing, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
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