Ethical Issues in Global Health

Module 1 Posting: Ethical Issues in Global Health (Postings on two (2) ethical issues)
1) READ the following:
* Quotes from the World Health Organization and Holtz (will attach)
* Pamphlet: Wanted: 2.4 million nurses, and that’s just in India (2010). Kathryn Senior,
World Health Organization (will attach)
2) VIEW the following six (6) minute video (CHOOSE English):
* WHO Health Professions Network & Office of Nursing and Midwifery and the Nightingale
Initiative for Global Health (2008). Health professions’ role in Primary Health Care,
featuring nurses and midwives – Now more than ever for a healthy world!
3)RESPOND to the following two (2) ethical issues below (post your opinion) on the Discussion Board.
A) The debate over health care as a “right” is at the heart of the U.S. health care reform
discussion. The statements (quotes) at the beginning of this module indicate that
WHO and the U.S. disagree about health care being a “right.” Do you think health
care is (or is not) a “right?” If a “right,” who should pay for it? Provide a rationale with
your opinion.
B) The pamphlet highlights the fact that the nursing shortage is global—not just national
(U.S.). To alleviate their own nursing shortage, should developed (higher income)
countries continue to recruit nurses from developing (lower/middle) countries? What
about the health impact on the citizens because there are fewer nurses in the
lower/middle income country? What about the nurse’s personal and professional
opportunities and/or freedom to re-locate in a higher income country? What is your
opinion? Provide a rationale with your opinion.