Social justice and the pursuit of health equity are foundational values intended to shape healthcare policies,
resources, and delivery. Unfortunately; even with intentional efforts to promote health and prevent disease,
disparities and inequity are not uncommon.
Create a short case scenario regarding a client with an alteration in health involving one of the body
systems discussed during this week’s lesson (GI or GU). In the scenario, also describe at least one health
disparity experienced by your fictitious client. Respond to the following:
Present the case scenario, and explain the alteration in health (GI or GU) and the health disparities
experienced by the fictitious client.
Discuss the variables that contributed to health disparity in this situation, such as physical, cultural, social,
economic, or educational determinants. Explain how the disparity impacts the alteration in health (GI or
GU) experienced by the client.
Prioritize two action steps for the MSN-prepared nurse to minimize disparity, support health equity, and
address the alteration in health within your scenario.