Implications of global health in population-based nursing

Lucille A. Joel, Irina Mc Keehan Campbell

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This chapter explores the implications of global health for the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). It differentiates and compares the theories of global health, population health, and public/community health to further the understanding of how environmental conditions (e.g., poverty, housing, access to care) affect the health status of individuals and groups. The chapter reviews the recent patterns in international interdisciplinary collaborations, including the global health competencies developed by the Association of Schools of Public Health and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. It explores the benefits and barriers of practicing global health for the APRN. It also describes how geography, climate, and demographic factors influence the causes, transmission, and outcomes of communicable and noncommunicable diseases; effects of multilevel contexts of global health, population, and individual health; relationships between global health competencies and interdisciplinary collaboration; and health initiatives of pivotal international agencies, such as the United Nations and WHO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPopulation-Based Nursing, Third Edition
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts and Competencies for Advanced Practice
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9780826136749
ISBN (Print)9780826136732
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Nursing


  • Advanced practice registered nurse
  • Global health
  • Global health competencies
  • Health initiatives
  • International agencies
  • International interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Population health public/community health


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