Objective: Discuss licensure issues in internationally trained and traveling healthcare professionals and alternative medicine providers.
Introduction: Globalization has had a major impact on all aspects of our lives, including healthcare. As people travel more, healthcare workers must sometimes conduct their practices outside of their countries of origin. In this essay, you will examine the issues related to international care and licensure for doctors and nurses so that they are able to practice their professions in other countries.
Deliverables: The essay for this lesson is required to be a minimum of 750 words that clearly demonstrate your understanding of the activity. Essays should have a clear introduction, thesis statement and conclusion, written in APA format (APAstyle.org). A minimum of three sources must be cited in-text and in the Reference list.
Step 1: Review and research.Review the lesson readings and do further research as needed in the Cline Library or on the Internet. Consider the following questions:
-What are the requirements for out-of-country doctors to be able to practice their professions in another country? Provide specific examples.
-What challenges are faced by internationally trained nurses when they practice in other countries? Select a specific country to explore and discuss.
-What are the impacts of cultural differences on international licensure and practice?
-What recommendations would you make to U.S. regulatory agencies about allowing or preparing foreign-trained doctors and nurses to practice in U.S. states?
-Would you consider different requirements for these individuals if they were temporarily responding to a national pandemic?