Health care or healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings. Healthcare is delivered by health professionals (providers or practitioners) in health professions, physicians, physician associates, dentistry, midwifery, nursing, medicine, optometry, audiology, pharmacy, psychology, and other health professions. It includes the work done in providing primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, as well as in public health.
This Issue comprises of articles related to Nursing and Health Care Diversity.
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a partnership approach to research that equitably involves, for example, community members, organizational representatives, and researchers in all aspects of the research process and in which all partners contribute expertise and share decision making and ownership.The aim of CBPR is to increase knowledge and understanding of a given phenomenon and integrate the knowledge gained with interventions and policy and social change to improve the health and quality of life of community members.
This issue includes all the artciles related to Community based health care.
This special issue on nursing and health care covers the following four major topics: oral health in the United States (US); chronic non-communicable conditions; maternal and child health; and immigrant health. Each topic strives to meet the mission of the Diversity and Equality in Health Care and is vital to improve the health of diverse populations.