Rural Women And Their Increased Prevalence Of Heart Disease Essay

1547 Words Oct 30th, 2016 7 Pages
INTRODUCTION Health disparities are many and affect a great part of our population. We must deal with these issues in order to assure proper medical treatment and care for our population as a whole. “A health disparity is defined as a particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage” (Health People 2020). My focus of this paper will be on rural women and their increased prevalence of heart disease. How does living in a rural area affect women’s health related to cardiovascular disease and what is the APN role? I will discuss explanations for the disparity. I will explore the APN role and how it improves health outcomes. I will then take into account the legislative process and the importance of policies in helping to improve women’s health. “Rural America represents 75% of the national land- mass and is home to 22.8% of U.S. women aged 18 years and older” (Committee Opinion Number 586. February 2014. Health Disparities in Rural Woman, 2014). Cardiovascular disease is a chronic disease and requires interventions in order to improve patient’s quality of life and ability to survive the disease. “Death rates from ischemic heart disease in rural women exceed that for all U.S. women” (Committee Opinion Number 586. February 2014. Health Disparities in Rural Woman, 2014). This topic is of interest to me, and is one I’ll see often as an…

Related Documents