Assignment: Global Health

Assignment: Global Health


Assignment: Global Health

A DALY or disability-adjusted life years is a term used as an indicator of health status global and public health. It is a summary of losses due to premature death and years lived within a population.

Global Burden of Disease Study:

CIA Factbook

Choose one of the leading causes of DALY

COPD Low Back Pain Type 2 DM Self- Harm
Depression Coronary Disease/CVA Maternal Mortality Infant Mortality
Lung Cancer Liver Disease Sexual Assault Measles

You may do this paper on your own or with a partner. Find a low- middle income nation which also experiences a similar increased morbidity and mortality from this condition and compare this to the United States

Points Paper Component









Explain the pathophysiology/ etiology of the problem

Identify and explain the risk factors for this problem

Determine who is most affected and the incidence/prevalence for this condition in both countries

Choose three (3) social determinants for health for each country and explain how these contribute to the increased incidence/prevalence and subsequent poor outcomes from this condition. They do not have to be the same for both countries After presenting the 3 social determinants, provide a summary on any similarities/differences and how different disparities/inequities in social determinants can lead to the same poor health outcome. Think education, socioeconomics, culture, gender, ethnicity, technology, access to care, safety, water and food insecurities, political landscape but certainly not limited to these.

Identify three (3) interventions (public health, private, NGO etc.) which are being used in each country to control this chronic health problem and are these interventions effective?

Pick one Sustainable Development Goal and one Healthy People 2020 goal related to the problem and explain the relevance of the goal to the problem

Using an upstream thinking approach—pick one determinant that if improved would markedly decrease the morbidity and mortality of this health problem. Give a strong explanation with examples and explain how the role of the nurse fits into this plan.

Explain how you will bring the knowledge you learned from this project back to your bedside care

APA and Grammar. In text citations are a must.

Paper should be limited to 6 pages

Pick 3 social determinants of health and explain how these contribute to the increased incidence and prevalence and poor outcomes. They do not have to be the same for both countries

Think (but not limited to)

Health Access


Technology Access


Water/Food Insecurities


Culture/ Religion/ Ethnicity/ Gender

Political Landscape