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
Catherine E. Burns, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN
Professor Emeritus, Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
Ardys 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