The influence of poverty on health is a health problem that transcends national borders. This week’s readings discussed some of the political, economical, and ethical issues that lead to health disparities in developed and developing countries. In addition, Dr. Mancuso and Dr. Huijer shared insights on working within political systems to bring about positive changes in health care in the media. Dr. Mancuso also stressed the importance of nurses in addressing these needs and in bringing about change.
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To prepare for this Discussion, review Case 9 below: “Improving the Health of the Poor in Mexico,” presented in the Case Studies in Global Health textbook. Then, respond to the following:
- Do you think giving the cash grants to the mothers was a good idea or a bad one?
- What might have been the positive and negative consequences of this choice?
- What ethical issues might arise, or be addressed, from the cash grants program?Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature. REFRENCES/READING: