Essay

In this assignment, you are to assume that a British Missionary with diabetes and hypertension is moving to Ghana. In a 200-word paper, you are asked to prepare a fact sheet for the missionary. The fact sheet should describe the differences the patient can expect to encounter from each country’s healthcare system. Be sure to use correct APA formatting (including in-text citations and references). Include as much information as possible, but be sure to include the differences in both (1) prevention and (2) resources available in both countries.

This assignment asks you to do some research. Utilize your textbook and at least one web page to gather information (remember to cite your references). Examples include the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Offices at http://www.who.int/countryfocus/country_offices/en/ or the Center for Disease Control (CDC) at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel

Remember, a great way to begin a comparative analysis is by creating a memory matrix, and it could look something like the following:

ENGLAND GHANA

Prevention Services

Physician Resources

Nursing Resources

Hospitals Available

Clinics Available

Pharmacies Available

The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize you with common, reliable, and useful Internet resources used in the field of global and international medicine. The assignment asks you to use critical thinking skills to problem solve a request for information in a realistic case study that could easily occur in a healthcare practice with patients that travel abroad.