Using your course textbook readings and the South University Online Library, perform research on the following:
- Sources of pediatric primary care in the United States
- Current status of pediatric health-care services in the United States
- Barriers to health care for children in the United States
After completing your research, answer the following questions:
- What are the sources of pediatric primary care in the United States? Are these sources sufficient for providing health-care services to the pediatric population? Why or why not?
- Are there certain pediatric populations that lack access to health-care services? Why?
- What are the barriers to children in accessing health-care services in the United States? Why do these barriers exist?
Pediatric Primary Care
5th ed. Catherine E. Burns, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN Professor Emeritus, Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OregonArdys M. Dunn, PhD, RN, PNP Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Portland School of Nursing, Portland, Oregon Professor, Retired, School of Nursing, Samuel Merritt College, Oakland, California Margaret A. Brady, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC Professor, School of Nursing, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California Co-Director, PNP Program, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California Nancy Barber Starr, MS, APRN, BC (PNP), CPNP-PC Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Pediatric Associates, Aurora, Colorado Catherine G. Blosser, MPA:HA, RN, APRN, BC (PNP) Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Albertina Kerr Health Services, Portland, Oregon