Please, respond to the following discussion by using one reference from peer-reviewed Nursing Journal not older than 5 years. APA required without cover page. (one paragraph)
The relationship between national and global health and nursing leadership is extremely important. Health equity is essential for people to have the opportunity to live productive and healthy lives and achieve their full potential (Huber, 2018). Sadly, in the global and national health arenas, this is not so, and there are grave disparities in access to healthcare. The nurse leader has a duty and responsibility to advocate in his or her area of expertise. It is imperative that nurse and healthcare leaders address these disparities at not only on a national level but also on a global one Huber, 2018).
For instance, on a national level, one example is the undocumented population. Health disparities often occur due to lack of health insurance and access to healthcare (Huber, 2018). In the United States alone there are more than 12 million individuals without access to healthcare, many with chronic or long-term ailments (Sorrell, 2017). Lack of decent health coverage is an ethical issue because adequate healthcare is a basic human right and need (Sorrell, 2017). Healthcare should be fair, safe and impartial, and should improve the health of the population (Huber, 2018). One of the drawbacks is that healthcare and nursing leaders have lack of guidance concerning the authorization and delivery of healthcare to this population (Sorrell, 2017).
How should the nursing leader advocate for these immigrants? Nurse leaders and other healthcare providers need to publicly recommend and support policies that provide lasting and impartial health provisions for these individuals (Sorrell, 2017). Nurse leaders need to join with lawmakers and organizations such as the Center on Health Equity Action for System Transformation or the Health Equity Task Force to help develop a health equity centered system (Families USA, 2019).