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Social Determinants of Health: Assessment of Mia and Her Family

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Social determinants of health, which include social and physical environments, have a tremendous effect on an individual’s health (Healthy People 2020). Nurses are well positioned to consider the social determinants of health during each client/patient interaction. Understanding key protective and risks factors enables nurses to provide education, links to community resources, and/or advocate for changes in policy and resource allocation.

The focus of this teaching strategy is on Mia and her family, one of the ACE.P unfolding cases. It is recommended that students complete this teaching strategy prior to engaging in the simulation of Mia. Students will have the opportunity to identify key social determinant risks and protective factors that influence Mia’s health and well-being and identify local community resources for Mia and her family.

Social Determinants of Health: Assessment of Mia and Her Family