Running Head: POLITICS, POLICY, AND GLOBAL HEALTH 1 Politics, Policy, and Global Health Angela M. Scott Western Governors University
POLITICS, POLICY, AND GLOBAL HEALTH2 Politics, Policy, and Global Health Introduction This paper represents an issue in policy, politics and global health and minority nurses. As nursing continues to advance health care in the 21st century, the current shift in demographics, coupled with the ongoing disparities in health care and health outcomes, will warrant the need for ongoing attention and action [ CITATION Phi14 \l 1033 ] . As within all health professions, concerted efforts are needed to diversify the nation's health-care workforce [ CITATION Phi14 \l 1033 ] . The nursing profession is challenged to recruit and retain a culturally diverse workforce that mirrors the nation's change in demographics [ CITATION Phi14 \l 1033 ] . This increased need to enhance diversity in nursing is not new to the profession; however, the need to successfully address this issue has never been greater [ CITATION Phi14 \l 1033 ] . This writer will discuss how increasing diversity in nursing can benefit and help reduce health disparities and provide advocacy for minority nurses in practice. A1. Public Policy Issue There is an implicit premise that underlies nursing force diversity efforts—that increasing force diversity can result to diminished health disparities among racial/ethnic minority populations. As a matter of fact, the hypothesis is embedded in the conceptual model at which the supplement is grounded. However, while many writers have reported on the different schemes and effects associated with enhancing workforce diversity, the contributions of minority nurses in eliminating health disparities are not well documented [ CITATION Phi14 \l 1033 ]. Public policy review.
POLITICS, POLICY, AND GLOBAL HEALTH3 This paper reviews the literature on how these strategies can be implemented to reduce disparities between minority nurses and their colleagues. It also examines the role of nurse leadership in reducing disparities among minority nurses. The goal is to work collectively with the steak holders and leadership for the review and the acknowledgement of the need for policy to support the efforts of equality for minority nursing along with having an improved number of minority nurses employed to support the population in which is served. Resolution offered by policy change . The current policy for employment of minority workers exist as a supplement to the need of the affirmative action. Employers currently do not have to seek out minorities for employment, they are simply challenged with hiring a certain number to support the efforts or to say that yes, we do hire minorities. Having the affirmative action in place has helped many, however, in the healthcare system there is a dire need for the review of practice with minority nurses. Having a policy in place to support the affirmative action and allow employers the opportunity to review the value and the need for an increase in minority nursing will ultimately support and improve patient care.
- Fall '18
- Nursing, Writer