Public Health Care in the U.S. & Another Country
A. Review each of the following definitions and roles of nurses who practice in the public health setting.
The core functions of public health
The specialist in Public Health Nursing
The difference between a nurse whose practice is community-based vs. a community-oriented nurse.
B. Read about our current U.S. public healthcare system, national health guidelines or health organizations. Some examples for resources include:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Links to an external site.)
Health Resources and Services Administration (Links to an external site.)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Links to an external site.)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Links to an external site.)
C. Read about public healthcare in another country (such as a country in Asia, Africa, South America, or Europe).
Submission: Written Assignment (in APA format) for Discussion Board:
1. Describe and contrast public health and healthcare in the U.S. with public health and healthcare in one other country (such as in Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, or Canada). You should have a thorough paragraph (at least 4-5 sentences per paragraph) for each country (the U.S. and the one country you choose to study).
2. Describe and compare the roles of the nurse, or health professional, in each country. This should be 1-2 paragraphs (at least 4-5 sentences per paragraph).
Support your answer with at least two references. DO NOT USE THE COURSE TEXTBOOK AS THE ONLY RESOURCE. CITE ANY REFERENCES IN APA FORMAT. This assignment should be written in APA format (including title and reference pages). It should be uploaded into the Discussion Board as a Word or Pages document for correct formatting. Initial post should be submitted by 10AM on due date (or points will be deducted), so classmates have time to respond prior to midnight deadline. Respond to at least two classmates’ posts. You will not be able to view posts made by classmates until after you post your initial discussion summary.
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