Providing medical care
It’s a few years after you have graduated and you are now working at an NYC-based nursing school. Some of
the professors and students have begun planning a trip to another country to work on a project there. You will
not be directly providing medical care, rather you will use your knowledge to educate the public about disease
prevention. They call a meeting to inform the staff of the school (including you) of their plans.
The instructors who will be accompanying the students on the trip inform you that they will prepare a separate
document on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), protocols and instruct them on how to properly treat
However, after the meeting a concerned administrator approaches you and asks you to prepare a document
that can be given to the students which will help them understand ______ in a global context.
Check your Google Docs folder, and you’ll see a file called “Second Paper”. To be reviewed or to get credit
your submitted work needs to be in the correct file.
PICK A COUNTRY. Put the name of that country in the title of the paper, and make sure what you are about to
write is focused on that country and it’s culture.
Prepare a document for the students which they can read prior to their visit. The document should correlate the
spread of ______ in the society the students are trying to help with the problems that this
society faces. Remember, your goal is not to “judge” or “take sides”; rather your goal is to help the students
who will be in the field be more effective practitioners.
- Communicating With Patients: What cultural or social perspectives do health care providers need to take
into account in order to treat patients effectively? Please note that your answer should not be about how to
‘treat’ a patient – it needs to focus on what you need to know to ensure a good health outcome for patients. Use
specific examples from the sources which you find to back up your points.
- The Big Picture: Widespread transmission of disease depends on systemic and often interdependent
problems. What sort of natural, social, cultural, economic and political forces are driving (causing or
contributing to) this problem? Use specific examples from the sources which you find to back up your points.
- Ethical & Social Problems: What sort of social and ethical problems arose from the crisis and its treatment?
Use specific examples from the sources which you find to back up your points. Additionally, you should ask if
some of the people that students will encounter on this trip feel Westerners are at least partially responsible for
the underlying conditions that allow this disease to spread? If so, your students should be made aware of this.
Sections: to make it easier for your reader, break your report into sections that help address the three sections
above. You should also have an introduction and conclusion section.