social determinants of health

DQ 1

Socioeconomic factors are to blame for a large portion of statistics. Limited access to resources will affect the social and physical aspect of health promotion. Stressors that include economics, family stressors, single parent households, poor education, low income and unemployment leading to little or poor health care play a role as social determinants of health. Some barriers that affect a patient’s ability to learn may be past experiences, culture, socioeconomics, learning disabilities, fear of change, fear of the unknown, physical and mental conditions

Health Promotion is an essential component of nursing care for varying and diverse patient populations. Health promotion goes beyond education and management of disease and encompasses the social determinants of health that have an effect on health and wellness overall. Nurses are educating from the minute that patient is in our care, just like how we learrned that the discharge process begins at the admission, this includes assessing, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Substance abuse is a global issue that affects families as well as the addict. People living in low income areas are more likely to use dirty needles to get high. I would encourage the patients to have screenings done, specifically for hypertension and diabetes and any other disease’s such as HIV, Hepatitis and mental status. Educate them on how the dirty needle is a a mehod of transmission of disease and how taking appropriate precautions can prevent breaking the chain of spreading disease. By maintaining proper health it makes them less suceptible to disease.

Using 200-300 words APA format with references to support the discussion.

What are social determinants of health?  Explain how social determinants of health contribute to the development of disease.  Describe the fundamental idea that the communicable disease chain model is designed to represent. Give an example of the steps a nurse can take to break the link within the communicable disease chain