The Importance of Pediatric Provider Awareness of Social Determinants of Health and the Impact on Health Outcomes: An Integrative Review
School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
social determinants of health, pediatric providers, pediatrics, community
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Dowd, Whitney Lenelle, "The Importance of Pediatric Provider Awareness of Social Determinants of Health and the Impact on Health Outcomes: An Integrative Review" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4089.
Social determinants of health have become a global concern over the past several years. Efforts to reduce negative health outcomes related to social determinants of health are of high priority. Awareness of this issue by providers, especially pediatric providers, must be considered to help combat this major concern. A researcher seeks through an integrative review to determine provider perspective on social determinants of health, impact of social determinants of health on outcomes, and ways of integrating social determinants into prescriptive practice. The integrative review will inform stakeholders about the importance of pediatric provider assessment of social determinants of health and the impact on health outcomes. By using nursing science and research as a foundation, this review will serve as a call to action for the healthcare community.