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NUR 415: Sociocultural Issues in Health and Health Care: Home

Welcome to the NUR 415 research guide!
This guide is designed to support your learning in Dr. Casimir's course and to help you succeed in your assignments as you consider key issues regarding sociocultural issues in health and health care. In the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine report, The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity (download for free), the authors note the following:

A nation cannot fully thrive until everyone - no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make - can live their healthiest possible life, and helping people live their healthiest life is and has always been the essential role of nurses. Nurses have a critical role to play in achieving the goal of health equity, but they need robust education, supportive work environments, and autonomy. Accordingly, at the request of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on behalf of the National Academy of Medicine, an ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conducted a study aimed at envisioning and charting a path forward for the nursing profession to help reduce inequities in people's ability to achieve their full health potential. The ultimate goal is the achievement of health equity in the United States built on strengthened nursing capacity and expertise. By leveraging these attributes, nursing will help to create and contribute comprehensively to equitable public health and health care systems that are designed to work for everyone.

The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity explores how nurses can work to reduce health disparities and promote equity, while keeping costs at bay, utilizing technology, and maintaining patient and family-focused care into 2030.

Sections in this report may be of interest to you, and help you begin to consider your relationship to promoting health equity.

  1. Introduction    
  2. Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity 
  3. The Nursing Workforce    
  4. The Role of Nurses in Improving Health Care Access and Quality  
  5. The Role of Nurses in Improving Health Equity 
  6. Paying for Equity in Health and Health Care
  7. Educating Nurses for the Future
  8. Nurses in Disaster Preparedness and Public Health Emergency Response    
  9. Nurses Leading Change  
  10. Supporting the Health and Professional Well-Being of Nurses   
  11. The Future of Nursing: Recommendations and Research Priorities
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