Rolesof Nurses and the Government to Improve the Socioeconomic Status:
Rolesof Nurses and the Government to Improve the Socioeconomic Status
Severalchallenges face most countries right from developing countries to theadvanced nations in the whole world. However, there is a relationshipbetween poverty, health and the well-being of the society. In thiscontext, we are going to narrow ourselves to the role of thegovernments and how the nurses are working with political systems andthe community to bring about a positive impact as far as the societyhealthy is concerned.
Despitethe fact that the most of the developing countries are characterizedby factors such as poverty, poor, healthy, reduced levels ofeducation among others, the policy makers in the government havetaken a step towards eradicating this problem. The government hascome up with programs whose primary goal is to improve the livingstandards of citizens of a given country. An example of theseprograms is the provisions of a non-repayable fund (cash grants) tomothers that will enable them to carry out their projects so as toraise a living worth to make desirable life as far as health,education among others is concerned(Cohen and Reutte,2013).
However,financial grants to mothers in the society have both positive andnegative impacts to the recipients. First, there is a myth that giftmakes people lazy and inactive given the fact that the beneficiariesdid not make any effort towards acquiring these funds. Secondly,grant monies can easily be misused by the recipients by makingunnecessary expenditure such as expenditure in drug abuse instead ofinvesting in productive and matters concerning their health.
Inthe provision of these financial grants, ethical issues need to beobserved to avoid instances of biases and inequality that isexperienced in the distribution of these donations. The Governmentrepresentatives in the allocation of these grants are required tocorrectly determine the criteria for distribution and monitoring ofthe subsidy funds. Poor health among people from the third worldcountries is highly contributed by poverty (Navarroet al. 2012). The program already is making an impact in communitiesthat are affected. Therefore, the success rate should make thegovernment put more funds in the initiative.
Highmortality rates is experienced among people, especially children andmothers are as a result of poverty. Therefore, at my position as anurse, I propose the continuous provision of a financial grant by theGovernment to enable parents and families, in general, acquire basicneeds that will promote their health standard. The donations by thegovernment have proved to be efficient in helping people who aredesperate and cannot afford a decent living. Hence, if the grantswere discontinued, the best option would be to petition thegovernment or seek aid from non-governmental institutions (Stone etal.2013).
Inconclusion, grant provision should be embraced in each and everycommunity to serve as a weapon to fight against poor health andimprove the socioeconomic status of people.
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