Assignment: You are a nurse working for the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) in a policy position. You have been asked to prepare a briefing note for the CNA Board of Directors that offers background information, analysis and recommendations on a global health issue (taken from your topic/presentation- HIV/AIDS). Your briefing note will be on an issue that is related to your presentation topic (Maybe- Poverty, it does not have to be on the entire topic area – but on a component related to your presentation). In addition to the briefing note, you are asked to draft a one-page advocacy letter to a relevant decision-maker that is related to the issues in your briefing note.
Your briefing note should be a maximum of 5 pages (not including title page or references), and should include the following elements:
1. An introduction and brief summary of the issue/problem that the Canadian Nurses Association needs to address – for example:
a. What is the problem?
b. Why is it a problem/how & why is it linked to global forces?
c. What are the health implications of this problem? For example:
i. How does it affect global health/global health equity/inequity?
ii. Are problems experienced differently in developed versus developing countries?
d. How does the problem/issue affect nursing on a global scale?
i. What are the implications of this?