Complexity increases as additional systems become involved: ex. some cases may involve the justice system and social services as well as the health-care system. Discomfort with ideas associated with health and social equity. How can they be overcome: like-minded allies, opportunities for education on health, social inequity, and social. Lack of knowledge about how to apply professional standards related to health and social equity. How can they be overcome: commitments from professional associations to health, social equity, and social justice, professional standards of practice that include equity and social. Lack of support for addressing health and social equity and social justice. How can they be overcome: funding for education and practice initiatives, initiatives to foster inter-professional and cross-sectoral team approaches. Public policy may not adequately address health and social inequities. The nurse"s multi-dimensional role may be misunderstood. How can they be overcome: public policies that help families find housing justice.