Public health-655- Topic 8 DQ 2- Complex Emergencies (Please see upload for full question and link to YouTube video needed to answer the question).

Public health-655- Topic 8 DQ 2- Complex Emergencies (Please see upload for full question and link to YouTube video needed to answer the question).


Please view the YouTube channel link on Poverty Inc (see upload) before you answer this question.
For this question -my professional role is a Public Health Nurse working with the Health Department
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-Add the hyperlink/DOI for each reference in APA 7th edition format.
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Topic 8 DQ 2

After viewing “Poverty Inc” located in the topic Resources, discuss how responding to complex emergencies impacts one of the servant leadership principles.

Responding to complex emergencies such as natural disasters can have a significant impact on servant leaders such as a commitment to the growth of people. After responding to emergency servant leaders may therefore be caught up in the idea of providing aid to the communities that are affected by emergencies such as earthquakes and forget an important element of servant leadership which is a commitment to the growth of people (Saleem et al., 2020). When responding to complex emergencies service leaders need to establish a balance between providing instant aid and help to communities and being involved in capacity development in the targeted communities and promoting the intrinsic value of the communities affected by emergencies (Brohi et al., 2018). Communities can be able to build resilience for emergencies such as disasters if they are given an opportunity to grow and learn how to support themselves (YTminusTime, 2020).

As a servant leader, explain the balance between capacity-building and supporting the local community

As a servant leader, it’s important to establish a balance between capacity building and supporting the local community, especially during complex emergencies and disasters.  Servant leaders should therefore seek to utilize their resources to build capacity in a way that allows local communities to support themselves and build resilience towards certain challenges such as hunger and natural calamities such as earthquakes (Saleem et al., 2020).

Reflecting on your responsibilities as a public health partner, how is your professional role (Public Health Nurse working with the Health Department) impacted by the limitations of humanitarian aid?

As a public health nurse working in a health department, my professional role is significantly impacted by the limitations of humanitarian aid in that it can only be provided in a community for a short period of time due to limitations in financial resources. It is therefore important for professionals such as public health nurses to try and build the capacity of local communities to take care of their health instead of just providing humanitarian aid during emergencies.

Discuss the line between helping and hurting the community.

During complex emergencies, help should be provided in the short-term such as food aid and health care aid, however providing help in the long term can hurt a community and destabilize social and economic systems resulting in more problems (Park, 2019).




Brohi, N. A., Jantan, A. H., Qureshi, M. A., bin Jaffar, A. R., bin Ali, J., & bin Ab Hamid, K. (2018). The impact of servant leadership on employees attitudinal and behavioural outcomes. Cogent Business & Management, 5(1), 1542652.

Park, J. D. (2019). Assessing the Role of Foreign Aid, Donors and Recipients. Re-Inventing Africa’s Development, 37–60.

Saleem, F., Zhang, Y. Z., Gopinath, C., & Adeel, A. (2020). Impact of Servant Leadership on Performance: The Mediating Role of Affective and Cognitive Trust. SAGE Open, 10(1), 215824401990056.

YTminusTime. (2020, June 12). Poverty.Inc.2014.1080p Subtitulado al Español. YouTube. Retrieved March 1, 2022, from