Discuss how you feel nurses can positively impact the Healthy People 2020 goals.
As nurses, I think that we can impact the Healthy People 2020 goals by carrying them out. It’s very important that what we do it’s always thinking on the safety, improvement, healthy lifestyle, prevention of illness of every patient we come across. With this, we also as we discussed in week 4, must keep in mind the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Research suggests that LGBT individuals face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. There is a need for more research to document, understand, and address the environmental factors that contribute to health disparities in the LGBT community (AMN Healthcare, 2015).
Nurses can impact community health positively by committing, serving as leaders, contributing and reinforcing health equity to achieve optimal health for all populations. Realizing the vision of healthy people in healthy communities is possible only if the community, in its full cultural, social, and economic diversity, is an authentic partner in changing the conditions for health.(Institute of Medicine, 2012).
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