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2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NUR 542 - Principles of Global Health

This course provides foundation for the internship experiences and the development of the clinical practice of global nursing. Students will gain an understanding of social, political and economic global health issues and comparative systems of health care delivery. An emphasis will be placed on exploring public policy and programs. A comparison of health care systems requires an understanding of the environmental, social, and cultural context that influence their establishment, resources, and service delivery. Included in this course will be discussions on the following topics and the relevance for the nurse in global settings: epidemiology environmental health issues of water and sanitation infectious diseases with a global perspective chronic disease complementary/alternative methods violence, injury and occupational health lifespan health issues such as global health in reproduction and infants, global health of children and global health of the older adult indices of health disparities, global health disparities, relationship between poverty and health, vulnerable populations. Students will be introduced to the Dreyfus Health Foundation and Problem Solving for Better Health -Nursing methodology as well as other Models for Addressing Global Health. Theoretical components introduced in NUR541 Nurse in Global Health will be expanded to include a discussion on protection of human rights and social justice.

(Cr: 3