MODULE 2: THE NEED FOR NURSING

Module 2Healing has always been a part of Native American culture and tradition. Native healers are among the most respected members of their communities.

There are some important ways that Native American healing practices go beyond the Western approach to medicine. Spirituality, emphasis on whole-person care, and relationships are emphasized more in Native American practices.

Objectives

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Name two reasons why there is a shortage of nurses and other healthcare workers in rural communities
  • Describe some of the ways that nurses make a difference in their communities
  • Define “social determinants” of health and list three that have an impact on the health of people in your community

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Module Materials

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