A New Era in Global Health

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A New Era in Global Health

SKU# 9780826190116

Nursing and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development




Explores the great potential for nursing involvement in promoting global health.

This unique text elucidates the relationship between global nursing and global health, underscoring the significance of nurses’ contributions in furthering the Post-2015 Agenda of the United Nations regarding global health infrastructures, and examining myriad opportunities for nurses to promote the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and foster health and healthy environments worldwide. While past nursing literature has emphasized nursing’s potential involvement and influence in the global arena, this is the first book to identify, validate, and promote nurses’ proactive and multidimensional work in furthering current transnational goals for advancing health on a global scale.

The book includes an introduction to global health, clarification of terms and roles, perspectives on education, research, and theory related to global nursing, a history of the partnership between the United Nations and the nursing profession, an in-depth exploration of the 17 SDGs and relevant nursing tasks, as well as several chapters on creating a vision for 2030 and beyond. It is based on recent and emerging developments in the transnational nursing community, and establishes, through the writings of esteemed global health and nursing scholars, a holistic dialogue about opportunities for nurses to expand their roles as change agents and leaders in the cross-cultural and global context. The personal reflections of contributors animate such topics as global health ethics, the role of caring in a sustainable world, creating a shared humanity, cultural humility, and many others.

Key Features:

  • Written and edited by a nurse and including contributions from leading nurses from around the world, this unique text integrates international initiatives and delineates a proactive role for the nursing profession in the future of global health.
  • Organized into three units, the book opens with 10 key chapters that outline the importance of nursing in global health, education, and research, highlighting the history of the United Nations as it relates to the nursing profession and examining the legacy of Florence Nightingale.
  • Unit 2 includes chapters devoted to each of the 17 SDGs and outlines succinctly how nurses can help effect them.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 26, 2017
  • Page Count 472
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826190116

About The Author(s) 

William Rosa, MS, RN, LMT, AHN-BC, AGPCNP-BC, CCRN-CMC, is currently the ICU Clinical Mentor at Rwanda Military Hospital, Human Resources for Health Program, Kigali, Rwanda. He was formerly a practitioner/educator in the Critical Care Center at NYU Langone Medical Centers from 2009-2015, where he achieved certifications in Critical Care, Adult Cardiac Medicine Nursing, Advanced Holistic Nursing, and as an Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. He is a graduate of both Watson Caring Science Institute’s Caritas Coach Education Program and the International Nurse Coach Association’s Integrative Nurse Coach Certification Program. Mr. Rosa is the recipient of several honors and scholarships, including The Greater New York Association of Healthcare Recruiters’ 2012 MSN Scholarship Award, the winner of the 2012 NLN Student Excellence Paper Competition (NLN Educator Summit), and The NYU College of Nursing Alumni Association’s Rising Star Award (2012). More recently, he was selected to receive the 2014 Nurse.com NY/NJ Region Rising Star GEM Award from Gannett Healthcare Group, the Dean’s Prize for Outstanding Student Award from Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, the 2015 AACN Circle of Excellence Award, the 2015 ANPD Change Agent Award, and was a finalist for The New York Times 2014 Team Award. Mr. Rosa’s ideas on Compassion Fatigue and reintegrating Human Caring Science into Advanced Practice Nursing have been presented and/or accepted at several national and international conferences in Jordan, Prague, Hong Kong, Japan, Armenia, and throughout the United States. He has contributed over twenty publications related to human caring and the moral/ethical foundation of nursing in refereed and non-refereed journals and currently writes a weekly wellness and wellbeing column in The New Times: Rwanda’s Leading Daily.