Globalization has allowed Australian nurses various opportunities to work/volunteer in settings outside of Australia, both short and long term and within relief and or development contexts. Identifying a particular role within an NGO, including geographical region, evaluate the role and function of an Australian nurse working in a developing country context or in a refugee centre outside of Australia. This may be in a relief or development context, or both. Discuss possible benefits and challenges nurses may face working in the chosen setting . Minimum of 14 references are expected for this task not including websites.
Registered nurse (RN) practice is person-centred and evidence-based with preventative, curative, formative, supportive, restorative and palliative elements. RNs work in therapeutic and professional relationships with individuals, as well as with families, groups and communities. These people may be healthy and with a range of abilities, or have health issues related to physical or mental illness and/or health challenges. These challenges may be posed by physical, psychiatric, developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.
The Australian community has a rich mixture of cultural and linguistic diversity, and the Registered nurse standards for practice are to be read in this context. RNs recognise the importance of history and culture to health and wellbeing. This practice reflects particular understanding of the impact of colonisation on the cultural, social and spiritual lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, which has contributed to significant health inequity in Australia.