Emerging Global Health Issues

Topic 1: Malnutrition

Because of the diversity of cultures, and an expanding migratory global population, you as an advanced practice nurse may be challenged with patients who are suffering from malnutrition. How would you address the issue of malnutrition with immigrant clients? What sort of strategies could you utilize to help you incorporate the client’s cultural preferences within the nutritional plan you are designing?

Required Reading

In Health Promotion Throughout the Lifespan in Nursing Practice, read:

  • Chapter 25: “Emerging Global Health Issues”

Required Reading

Bryant, R.A., Ekasawin, S., Chakrabhand,S., Suwanmitri,S., Duangchun, O., & Chantaluckwong T. (2011). A randomized controlled effectiveness trial of cognitive behavior therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder in terrorist-affected people in Thailand. World Psychiatry. 10(3), 205–209.

Fekete, T. (2007). Emerging infections: What you need to know, Part 1. Consultant. 47(12), 1013–1016. (Note: This article is not available through the Kaplan Library. It can be found using Google Scholar.)

Amirkhanian, Y.A. (2010) et al.: Male labor migrants in Russia: HIV risk behavior levels, contextual factors, and prevention needs. Journal of Immigrant Minority Health. 13, 918–928.

Web Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Protect yourself from MRSA https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0212.pdf.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 10 essentials of public health services. 2010 Retrieved from www.cdc.gov/nphpsp/essentialservices.html.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Bioterrorism rapid response information Retrieved from: http://emergency.cdc.gov/bioterrorism/

International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control Program (IMMPaCT): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Global health programs. Retrieved from www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/programs/IMMPaCT.htm.

Division of Global Migration and Quarantine: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dgmq/

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