2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    
    Jul 25, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NU 815 Diversity and Social Issues in Health Care


Credit, three hours.
This course examines contemporary issues faced by today’s advanced practice nurse and identifies the new skills needed to deliver patient-centered care in a changing society. The student will understand how the social determinants of health related to health status and will investigate their impact on future health outcomes. Additionally, this course introduces the multifaceted issue of health disparities in the U.S health care system. Socially marginalized and economically disenfranchised populations will be examined at the individual, systemic and institutional levels. The student will explore the intersections of culture, education, literacy, language, social class and community networks with race, ethnicity, and immigration status. They learn how new skills such as cultural competence and health literacy improve the delivery of health care.



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