What are the social determinants of health?

DQ #4 Discussion Topic Step 1: What are the social determinants of health? Step 2: Choose one of the 3 Case Studies in the below link. Geriatric SDOH Cases – CLINICAL PREVENTION & POPULATION HEALTH CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK (teachpopulationhealth.org)

Geriatric Case A, Geriatric Case B OR Geriatric Case C Step 3: After watching the Geriatric Case: Identify the following areas within the case study. The three focus areas. How are do these factors influence the care of the patient in the Geriatric Case? § medical care: what are medical issues and concerns that become evident during the interview conducted during the Geriatric Case that you observe; not only for the patient but

also any care providers. § social determinants of health: address each of the five broad areas of the SDOH as it relates specifically to the elderly patient in the video. § community resources: What are some community resources that you can think of that may assist in addressing concerns that became evident from watching the video. Step 4: How do the SDOH affect the care of patients when being discharged from the hospital,

can you think of any instances in which SDOH impacted the care of a family member or a patient you cared for and how? Why is it important for nurses to understand SDOH in relation to the health and care of patients? All answers or discussions comments submitted must be in APA format according to Publication Manual American Psychological Association (APA) (7th ed.) 2019. Discussions must have a minimum of two references, not older than 2015.