Emerging Global Health Issues: A Nurse’s Role
The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
Global health issues (GHIs) require global cooperation in response, planning, prevention, preparedness, and care that reflects health equity issues among nations. These issues require complex interprofessional and interagency cooperation and solutions that involve governments, non-profits, and many times include private companies and foundations. More than ever, the response to GHIs requires a broader understanding of how connected we are in today’s world. This article considers response to issues of emerging infectious diseases, human trafficking, maternal-newborn health; preparedness for health inequities within a framework of social justice, equity; and mal-distribution of health workers globally. We define and describe emerging global health issues from a nursing perspective and offer a call to action for nurses to increase awareness as global leaders.
Human Trafficking — An Introduction to What Texas Nurses Need to Know
Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin
Human trafficking is a global public health and human rights issue that violates the inherent human dignity of each victim. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution to the United States forbids slavery and involuntary servitude; this includes human trafficking.