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Week 1: Discussion - Exercise and Discussion Questions from Curley Textbook Exercise 2.6 APRNs should not only recognize but also make it part of their practice to develop strategies to reduce ... or eliminate health disparities. Review information from Healthy People 2020 and the CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities websites. • What health disparities can you find that are relevant to your community? • How can you better advocate for minority groups who have poorer health outcomes? • What specific objectives in Healthy People 2020 can help this effort? Professor and class, Addressing and reducing community-wide health disparities is well within the practicing scope of the advanced practiced nurse. Currently in my practice, I have seen a percentage of mothers, specifically first-time mothers, refuse to attempt to breastfeed their child. Even with my hospital’s baby-friendly designation, there has been only a slight increase in mother’s who have exclusively breastfed while in the hospital. An objective of Healthy People 2020 is to increase the proportion of infants who are ever breastfed (MICH-21.1) with a target goal of 81.9% of infants born being breastfed. The question also stands, while these patient’s maintain exclusive breastfeeding during their 2 to 3-day hospital stay after delivery, how does one maintain compliance once the infant is discharged home? In an article by Odar Stough, Kalsa, Nabors, Merianos and Peugh (2019), note that while the rates of breastfeeding initiation, in the hospital, have reached the targets of Healthy People 2020, the rates of exclusive breastfeeding still remain suboptimal per the Healthy People 2020 standard. The focus placed on this topic by Healthy People 2020 is hopeful for change but as APNs we must do something for our patient populations to bridge the gap and provide the missing [Show More]
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