Title Health Equity and Nursing
Subtitle Achieving Equity Through Policy, Population Health, and Interprofessional Collaboration
Author Margaret P. Moss, Janice M. Phillips
ISBN 9780826195067
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 358
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2021
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Authored by highly respected nurse educators, leaders, and scholars, this text focuses on the power of nurses and how they can make substantial contributions to improve the health of all populations. It delivers an in-depth examination and analysis of current issues and determinants of health as outlined by Healthy People 2020 and addresses AACN’s Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice.

Along with principles, pathways, and imperatives pertinent to achieving health equity, the text discusses the evolution of thinking from eliminating health disparities to achieving health equity, and examines population-based and population-specific inequities in health status and outcomes. Highlighting the importance of interprofessional collaboration, it surveys timely initiatives, programs, and professionals—within and outside of the health sciences—who are important partners in efforts toward achieving health equity. Chapters are highly templated to include objectives, key concepts, critical-thinking questions, discussion questions, and resources.


Key Features:


  • Focuses on the power of nursing to make substantive contributions to improving the health of all populations
  • Examines principles, pathways, and imperatives pertinent to achieving health equity
  • Discusses economic, environmental, personal, social, and structural factors that impact health status and outcomes
  • Highlights the importance of interprofessional collaboration in achieving health equity
  • Addresses AACN’s Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Demonstrates key concepts and stimulates reflection through critical-thinking and discussion questions



Foreword (Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN)


Section I: Policy Issues and Implications for Nursing

Chapter 1. Introduction: Health Equity Does Not Mean Health Equality (Janice M. Phillips and Margaret P. Moss)

Chapter 2. Nursing as a Force for Health Equity (Joanne Disch)

Chapter 3. Evidence-Based Policy Making (Myra Michelle DeBose, Ejim Sule, and Debbie Ann Jones)

Chapter 4. Health Equity and Nursing Education: Past, Present, and Future (Wrenetha A. Julion and Monique Reed)

Chapter 5. Health Equity and Health System Transformation Policy (Sinsi Herndndez-Cancio and Noelle Thompson)

Chapter 6. Genetics, Social Determinants of Health, and Policy Challenges Across the Life Span (Justina A. Trott and Sharon L. Ruyak)


Section II: Population Health

Chapter 7. The Conceptual Model of Nursology for Enhancing Equity and Quality: Population Health and Health Policy (Jacqueline Fawcett)

Chapter 8. Integrating the Social Determinants of Health Into the Clinical Setting (Angela M. Moss and Christopher M. Nolan)

Chapter 9. Structural Determinants of Health: An American Indian Exemplar (Margaret P. Moss)

Chapter 10. Global Health Equity for LGBTQ People and Populations (William E. Rosa, Patricia J. Moreland, and Tonda L. Hughes)

Chapter 11. Veterans and Health Equity (Linda Spoonster Schwartz)


Section III: Interprofessional Collaboration

Chapter 12. Achieving Health Equity: Exemplars in Engaging Global Communities (Margherita Procaccini Clark and Franchesca A. Cifuentes-Andrade)

Chapter 13. A Health System’s Interprofessional Approach to Impact Health Equity (Barbara Wadsworth, Chinwe Onyekere, Karen Fitzpatrick Smith, Sandra Ross, Shonalie Roberts, Sharon Larson, and Barry D. Mann)

Chapter 14. The Critical Discussion of Race and Racism Toward Achieving Equity in Health Policy (Mia Keeys)

Chapter 15. Pathways to Achieving Health Equity: Exemplars of Community and Intersectoral Partnerships (Raj C. Shah and Heather Miller)

Chapter 16. Politics and Law at the Root of Health Equity (Daniel E. Dawes and Nelson J. Dunlap)

Chapter 17. The Intersection of Health Literacy, Health Equity, and Nursing Practice (Diana Peria Gonzalez, Rachel Roberts, and Kirby Johnson)

Chapter 18. The Role of Community Health Centers in Health Equity (Kevin C. Lo and Thomas Tsang)



About the Authors:

Margaret P. Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, is a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota. Dr. Moss is the first and only American Indian to hold both nursing and juris doctorates. She is currently director of the University of British Columbia’s First Nations House of Learning and a tenured associate professor in the Faculty of Applied Science-Nursing. Formerly, Dr. Moss was assistant dean of diversity and inclusion, and associate professor (tenured) at the University of Buffalo, School of Nursing. She published the first nursing textbook on American Indian Health and Nursing (Springer Publishing Company, 2015). This text won two American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards (2016). Dr. Moss was a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal and Indigenous Life in the North American Context at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (2014) while on the faculty at Yale University (2010-2015). She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy fellow staffing the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. She tenured at the University of Minnesota in 2006 while on faculty (2000-2010). Her focus is in health disparities, structural determinants of health especially in American Indian/Alaska Natives, aging, and policy.

Janice M. Phillips, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN, is an experienced clinician, researcher, educator, and public policy advocate in the health care arena who completed service as a 2010-2011 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy fellow, working in the congressional office of Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV). With specialties spanning oncology, public health, women’s health, minority health, nursing regulation, and research administration, she is passionate about eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity. Dr. Phillips holds a BSN from North Park College and an MS in Community Health from St. Xavier College, both in Chicago, and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Illinois, College of Nursing. She is the director of Nursing Research and Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and an associate professor at the Rush University College of Nursing. Dr. Phillips was appointed by the secretary of Health and Human Services in October 2019 to serve a 4-year term on the National Advisory Council of Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP or ‘Council’) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The Council provides advice and recommendations to the secretary and Congress with respect to the administration of Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act.

Target Audience:

Useful for nursing, health equity, health policy and health management.

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