Health Security of Ethnics Pre-School Children: A Challenge to Nursing Roles

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Katemanee Moonpanane
Jintana Thepsaw


The concept of health security is to encourage people to maintain both physical
and mental health. This includes being safe from threats and non-communicable diseases,
especially as it relates to ethnic children—a vulnerable population with lower health
security than other population segments. Nursing professionals are therefore faced with
the great challenge of establishing health security for ethnic children by providing care,
education, and training in the context of differences in beliefs, language, and culture.
However, the process of promoting health security cannot be achieved by a single individual
or organization. There is a need for nurses to cooperate with other organizations or
communities to ensure continuity and sustainability. This article also highlights the role
of nurses as researchers who potentially generate new knowledge, develop innovations,
and improve the quality of care within socioeconomic and national policy contexts.
Although some specific roles have only been found in other countries, the hope is that
this article will be the starting point of a dialogue among nurses, gearing toward establishing
health security for ethnic children, the future of the country.


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