International Collaboration for Nursing Students to Improve Global Health in Latin America

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147385
Type:
Presentation
Title:
International Collaboration for Nursing Students to Improve Global Health in Latin America
Abstract:
International Collaboration for Nursing Students to Improve Global Health in Latin America
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Palmer, Sheri P., MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:533 SWKT, Brigham Young University
Title:Associate Teaching Professor
Co-Authors:Sondra Heaston,
[Clinical Session Presentation] Background:Utilizing student nurses in international healthcare setting is one way of improving healthcare globally. Collaborating with an existing Latin non-government organization for the past few years has been highly productive. There have been many challenges and successes in making this collaboration a positive reality.  Students who have served in Latin American countries have realized positive differences in community settings.  Recent efforts in Ecuador have shown success in three components of society: the individual, the family, and community groups.  Collaboration in assessing the needs, sufficient time in country, and dedicated effort are mandatory to the success of the program.  Overall we?ve found that with proper guidance and commitment, students can be valuable resources in helping communities improve physically. Successes and guidelines will be discussed in the presentationObjectives:            1.  Improve global health within the community            2.  Provide a global health experience for nursing studentsMethods:            Preparation for the study abroad experience is important.  Prior to leaving for study abroad students attend a culture class which include topics such as healthcare issues, demographics, foods, etc.  Students also develop lesson plans for families, hospitals and community settings. Upon arrival students rotate through community settings.  In the community the students taught various health related topics to leaders of the community, large groups in various health centers, and door to door to various families.  Outcome:            Specific outcomes vary, such as: inspiring women to get screened for HIV, adding soy to increase protein in diets, and methods of water sanitation.  Larger outcomes include teaching leaders how to organize health focus groups and to teach health topics themselves.  Students have life-changing experiences they will remember throughout their lives. Through international collaboration we have found students are able to make a difference in improving healthcare in a global setting.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInternational Collaboration for Nursing Students to Improve Global Health in Latin Americaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147385-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">International Collaboration for Nursing Students to Improve Global Health in Latin America</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Palmer, Sheri P., MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">533 SWKT, Brigham Young University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Teaching Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sheri_palmer@byu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sondra Heaston,</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical Session Presentation] Background:Utilizing student nurses in international healthcare setting is one way of improving healthcare globally. Collaborating with an existing Latin non-government organization for the past few years has been highly productive. There have been many challenges and successes in making this collaboration a positive reality.&nbsp; Students who have served in Latin American countries have realized positive differences in community settings.&nbsp; Recent efforts in Ecuador have shown success in three components of society: the individual, the family, and community groups. &nbsp;Collaboration in assessing the needs, sufficient time in country, and dedicated effort are mandatory to the success of the program.&nbsp; Overall we?ve found that with proper guidance and commitment, students can be valuable resources in helping communities improve physically. Successes and guidelines will be discussed in the presentationObjectives:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.&nbsp; Improve global health within the community&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2.&nbsp; Provide a global health experience for nursing studentsMethods:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Preparation for the study abroad experience is important.&nbsp; Prior to leaving for study abroad students attend a culture class which include topics such as healthcare issues, demographics, foods, etc.&nbsp; Students also develop lesson plans for families, hospitals and community settings. Upon arrival students rotate through community settings. &nbsp;In the community the students taught various health related topics to leaders of the community, large groups in various health centers, and door to door to various families.&nbsp; Outcome:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Specific outcomes vary, such as: inspiring women to get screened for HIV, adding soy to increase protein in diets, and methods of water sanitation.&nbsp; Larger outcomes include teaching leaders how to organize health focus groups and to teach health topics themselves. &nbsp;Students have life-changing experiences they will remember throughout their lives. Through international collaboration we have found students are able to make a difference in improving healthcare in a global setting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:31:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:31:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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