Global and Indigenous Health Nursing
Global health is the health of populations in a global context; Defined (by the Lancet) as “an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global health emphasizes transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions; involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care.”
GAIHN-McGill emphasizes that global health is about local and worldwide health improvement, reduction of disparities, recognizing the health disparities that exist for marginalized and vulnerable populations, including Indigenous people, persons in situations of homelessness and poverty, Immigrant and refugee communities, an other vulnerable populations.
- To promote, within the Ingram School of Nursing, a critical understanding of health and the practice of nursing from a global (health) perspective, including the health of marginalized populations within and outside Canada
- To advocate as a school of nursing in support of social justices in relation to global health issues.