Social Determinants of Health Understanding social determinants aid the PMHNP in assessing and treating the patient to include culture and environment that affects the patient’s response to treatment. Advanced practice nurses should be equipped with the knowledge of how health equity impacts an individual’s ability to achieve improved health care outcomes.? The environment in which people live, learn, work and play impact their health risks and health outcomes.? This unit is an overview of the “social determinants of health” that the PMHNP needs to assess and address when working with patients. Questions: • What is Social Determinant of Health • Examine the domains and dimensions of social determinants of health • Explore and evaluate key elements of each social determinant of health domain • Analyze examples of prioritizing care related to social determinants of health Textbook Required Reading American Nurses Association & American Psychiatric Nurse
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