Allegory of the Orchard
The Allegory of the Orchard presents barriers and challenges of underserved, vulnerable, or marginalized populations and communities. These barriers and challenges highlight the importance of understanding the impact of political determinants of health on such groups. This allegory encourages an identification, understanding, analysis, and response to these factors as members of the healthcare community.For this Discussion, consider the role of the political determinants of health on underserved, vulnerable, or marginalized populations and communities. How might advocates address the health disparities to promote equity and access to high quality healthcare?To prepare:View and read the Learning Resources regarding The Allegory of the Orchard.Consider the role of political determinants of health on disparities in health for some groups.Consider if advocates should be more concerned with policies that promote equality or equity.Explore your role, as a nurse, in addressing these determinants in our policy advocacy efforts.By Day 3 of Week 1Post a response detailing the following:Use The Allegory of the Orchard to discuss how the political determinants of health negatively impact the health outcomes of a group of patients for whom you care. Why are you, as a nurse, the right person to become politically involved in addressing these determinants?