Assignment: Global Healthcare Comparison Matrix and Narrative Statement
Note: This Assignment is due on Day 5 of Week 11.
If you talk about a possible poor health outcome, do you believe that
outcome will occur? Do you believe eye contact and personal contact
should be avoided?
You would have a difficult time practicing as a nurse if you believed
these to be true. But they are very real beliefs in some cultures.
Differences in cultural beliefs, subcultures, religion, ethnic
customs, dietary customs, language, and a host of other factors
contribute to the complex environment that surrounds global healthcare
issues. Failure to understand and account for these differences can
create a gulf between practitioners and the public they serve.
In this Assignment, you will examine a global health issue and
consider the approach to this issue by the United States and by one
Review the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global health agenda and
select one global health issue to focus on for this Assignment.
Select at least one additional country to compare to the U.S. for this
Reflect on how the global health issue you selected is approached in
the U.S. and in the additional country you selected.
Review and download the Global Health Comparison Matrix provided in
The Assignment: (1- to 2-page Global Health Comparison Matrix; 1-page
Plan for Social Change)
Part 1: Global Health Comparison Matrix
Focusing on the country you selected and the U.S., complete the Global
Health Comparison Matrix. Be sure to address the following:
Consider the U.S. national/federal health policies that have been
adapted for the global health issue you selected from the WHO global
health agenda. Compare these policies to the additional country you
selected for study.
Explain the strengths and weaknesses of each policy.
Explain how the social determinants of health may impact the global
health issue you selected. Be specific and provide examples.
Using the WHO’s Organization’s global health agenda as well as the
results of your own research, analyze how each country’s government
addresses cost, quality, and access to the global health issue
Explain how the health policy you selected might impact the health of
the global population. Be specific and provide examples.
Explain how the health policy you selected might impact the role of
the nurse in each country.
Explain how global health issues impact local healthcare organizations
and policies in both countries. Be specific and provide examples.
Part 2: A Plan for Social Change
Reflect on the global health policy comparison and analysis you
conducted in Part 1 of the Assignment and the impact that global
health issues may have on the world, the U.S., your community, as well
as your practice as a nurse leader.
In a 1-page response, create a plan for social change that
incorporates a global perspective or lens into your local practice and
role as a nurse leader.
Explain how you would advocate for the incorporation of a global
perspective or lens into your local practice and role as a nurse
Explain how the incorporation of a global perspective or lens might
impact your local practice and role as a nurse leader.
Explain how the incorporation of a global perspective or lens into
your local practice as a nurse leader represents and contributes to
social change. Be specific and provide examples