Globalisation and global health: issues for nursing
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Globalisation and global health: issues for nursing

Caroline Bradbury-Jones Reader in nursing, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England
Maria Clark Lecturer in nursing, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England

‘Globalisation’ is the term used to describe the increasing economic and social interdependence between countries. Shifting patterns of health and disease are associated with globalisation. Global health refers to a health issue that is not contained geographically and that single countries cannot address alone. In response to globalisation and global health issues, nurses practise in new and emerging transnational contexts. Therefore, it is important that nurses respond proactively to these changes and understand the effects of globalisation on health worldwide. This article aims to increase nurses’ knowledge of, and confidence in, this important area of nursing practice.

Nursing Standard. 31, 39, 54-63. doi: 10.7748/ns.2017.e10797

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 13 December 2016

Accepted: 10 March 2017

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