The US Institute of Medicine (IOM) 2016 report urges educators to incorporate the social determinants of health into training the US health workforce at every level: clinicians, administrators, educators, researchers, and policy makers. The IOM study on a framework to support teaching health professionals about social determinants of health was commissioned because “[e]ducating health professionals about the social determinants of health generates awareness of the potential root causes of ill health and the importance of addressing them in and with communities. … [leading] to more effective strategies for improving health and health care for underserved populations.” (pp. 1-2) Taking into account the social determinants of health improves our service and helps us achieve equity at a population level. This session we help educators in nursing and other professions answer that call.We will:--Review the evidence for the influence of the social determinants on health equity.--Present IOM frameworks for understanding and addressing the social determinants of health in educational settings.--Apply educational tools, frameworks, and resources for teaching clinical care using the social determinants of health.--Level approaches to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education curricula.
Victoria Baker, Frontier Nursing University, United States
Stream: Education, Sustainability & Society: Social Justice, Development & Political Movements
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