NUR435 Week 10 Discussion Rebuttal
NUR435 Week 10 Discussion Rebuttal
Examining National QI Initiatives
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2021) explores the achievement of health equity in the nation through strengthening nursing capacity and expertise. The report builds on the essential role of nursing in ensuring social justice and community health advocacy as provided for by the Code of Ethics for Nurses. The report offers nine recommendations in areas concerning the workforce, education, leadership, well-being, and emergency preparedness and response that are critical in strengthening nursing in the country and improving health equity.
The report is critical in the nursing profession. It prepares nurses to take up roles in community, acute, and public health settings. Such roles include being a clinician, an educator, a care coordinator, a researcher or scientist, a policymaker, an informaticist, and an administrator. Nurses, comprising the largest segment of the health workforce, should be supported, strengthened, and transformed to take up multiple roles to ensure all citizens have access to quality health care regardless of their defining demographic characteristics.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2021). The future of nursing 2020-2030: Charting a path to achieve health equity. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25982
“COVID-19 Forces Sharp Rise in Vulnerable Migrants Transiting Americas: IOM Report”
According to the report, the number of migrants in transit from South America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa has been on the rise since last year due to the coronavirus pandemic’s socioeconomic, health, and political impact. The report cited that in the previous year, at least 3,000 children, most under the age of five, are among the over 125,000 migrants who have risked their lives crossing the Darien Gap. The report also notes that Haitians and nationals from other countries constituted the majority of the vulnerable migrants in transit. The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) estimated that African migrants in South America rose from 22,000 people in 2010 to 43,000 people in 2020. Additionally, migrants from the Caribbean in South America grew exponentially from 79,000 people in 2010 to 424,000 people in 2020. Also, Asian migrants in South America have increased from 208,000 people to 302,000 over the past decade. Lack of option to use regular migration routes has been cited as the reason for many migrants opting to use smugglers, increasing vulnerability and protection concerns. Comparatively, inadequate documentation and the effect of the pandemic, and an alarming increase in xenophobia, which limits access to basic services, forced people to migrate. Other drivers for migration were disasters and political instability in countries of origin.
To address the migrant crisis, IOM appealed for USD 74.7 million to assist in the humanitarian needs of vulnerable migrants. Additionally, current destination countries were encouraged to mitigate the negative impacts of the ongoing crisis by providing help through food, clothing, health services, psychosocial support, safe shelters, and protection for victims and individuals at risk of gender-based violence and trafficking.
The Impact of the Report on the Nursing Profession
Following the report, nurses and other health care practitioners will play a vital role in promoting the health and wellbeing of the migrants, including the children. As noted in the report, many migrants are vulnerable, having experienced disasters and political instability in their home countries. As such, nurses have a responsibility of duty of care to offer physical, psychosocial, and psychological health care services to vulnerable migrants.
Report’s Impact on Quality for Customers
Engaging the nursing professionals will promote better health outcomes for the vulnerable migrants. According to the report, events witnessed in countries of origin, such as disasters and political instability, have left migrants vulnerable to health issues. Enabling migrants to access health services will go a long way in ensuring the existing and incoming health care issues associated with migrants’ crisis, including stress, depression, fatigue, physical injuries, and other health issues.
COVID-19 Forces Sharp Rise in Vulnerable Migrants Transiting Americas: IOM Report | International Organization for Migration. Iom.int. (2021). Retrieved 29 November 2021, from https://www.iom.int/news/covid-19-forces-sharp-rise-vulnerable-migrants-transiting-americas-iom-report (Links to an external site.).
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