Global Prespective and the Future

Discuss your experiences/research as a nurse with policies implemented to protect vulnerable populations such as patients with mental illness. How does the mental health Parity Act of 2008 improve mental health services?  Describe ethics as it relates to vulnerable populations and you as a healthcare professional. Include values, beliefs, and laws in your discussions.
DQ1 CLO 4, 6
This weeks module will examine in detail the nations Millennium Development Goals including the adequacy of the global nursing workforce. We will explore nursing and other health professionals roles in primary healthcare as it relates to vulnerable populations. Ethical norms, ideas, and beliefs, including politics, rights, and laws will also be visited.
Goals Alignment

University Mission-Based Outcomes 2, 3
Program Learning Goals 4, 5
Course Learning Objectives 4, 5, 6

Professional Standards

Essential V:  Healthcare Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments Healthcare policies, including financial and regulatory, directly and indirectly, influence the nature and functioning of the healthcare system and thereby are important considerations in professional nursing practice.

 Learning Materials

Nickitas, D. M., Middaugh, D. J., & Feeg, M. D. (2019). Policy and politics for nurses and other health professionals: Advocacy and action. (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Read Chapters 5 & 6.

Additional Resources:

Almazeedi, H., & Alsuwaidan, M. T. (2014). Integrating Kuwaits Mental Health System to end stigma: a call to action. Journal of Mental Health, 23(1), 13.
Hall-Clifford, R., Addiss, D. G., Cook-Deegan, R., & Lavery, J. V. (2019). Global Health Fieldwork Ethics: Mapping the Challenges. Health & Human Rights: An International Journal, 21(1), 15.
Mental Illness Will Cost the World $16 USD Trillion by 2030. (2018). Psychiatric Times, 35(11), 18F18H.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2017). Global health and the future role of the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. (Click on the link to download Global Health and the Future Role of the United States. You do not need to purchase this book. Once you access the website, look on the far right and click on Download this PDF for your free copy, or click Read Online to read without downloading).
United Nations. (n.d.). Sustainable development goals Goal 3: Good health and well-being.  
United Nations Developmental Programme. (n.d.). Sustainable development goals.