What ways are available to you to remain current with your information on global health? How does this influence your practice?Is there a relevant reason for healthcare organizations to meet goals of cultural diversity? And in what way is this important (or not) to care provided?
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1. What ways are available to you to remain current with your information on global health? How does this influence your practice?
It is imperative to remain current with your information on global health trends, mainly because we are now a global community, so what impacts other countries also impacts out countries health status. To be informed on current information on global health impacts your practice positively because knowledge is power, and you will be armed with information when something of the global nature presents itself. It makes you a better practitioner e.g., bird flu symptoms, etc. Perhaps, your patient is going traveling, and you need to inform her of the potential health hazards in a certain country (see http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/99vol25/25sup/acs6.html).
For example, infectious diseases not necessarily common in Canada can occur and may even be widespread in other countries. Standards of hygiene and medical care may differ from those at home. Before departure, your patient might ask you for health advise, so you should talk about the health conditions in the country or countries she plans to visit, her own risk of disease and the steps she can take to prevent illness(es). This demands that you keep informed about global health issues.
As well, certain diseases are common to all countries. For ...
Discusses ways that are available to remain current with your information on global health and how this influences practice. It also explains the relevant reasons for healthcare organizations to meet goals of cultural diversity, and in what way this is important (or not) to care provided. Supplemented with an article on cultural diversity.