Services Are Imperative.In Conclusion, A Warm Telephonic

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services are imperative. In conclusion, a warm telephonic transfer to the organization’s social worker may also be a helpful resource. Political, Socioeconomic, Governmental, Regulatory, and Ethical Needs The culturally competent nurse case manager understands MS impacts political, social, economic, government, regulatory and ethical needs while impacting health. As a result, MS, the disease, does not discriminate and neither should nursing, the profession. Consequently, an expert culturally competent nurse will apply nursing theory while considering political, social, economic, government, regulatory, and ethical factors affecting the health and illnesses of individuals with MS, their support systems, and their community. Political…show more content…
Veterans with MS face many economic challenges. Often they struggle to find jobs and grapple with poverty as MS often affects the ability to work. In this veteran’s case, he has recently changed from working one nearby minimum wage part-time job to another part-time job. Often unable to pay the bills, his wife has decided to return to working outside of the home in an effort to support their three young children. Furthermore, MS specialty medications can be very costly, as can medications for secondary conditions. Nurse case managers’ ability to provide helpful resources such as the veteran’s administration website if the member has internet access can be helpful (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2017). Also, the health insurance’s social worker can be an excellent resource for providing additional organizations to meet veterans’ economic needs. Lastly, nurse case managers should assess whether the veteran is taking medications as ordered. Often the pharmaceutical companies provide assistance with the cost of specialty medications. However, culturally competent nurse case managers and other health care professionals need to understand the social and economic factors affecting intentional prescription drug non-compliance if progress is to be made to improve medication adherence (Beena & Jimmy, 2011). Governmental Needs Veterans are requesting the support of the U.S. government in numerous ways. Nationally, their health insurance and the inability

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