Eliminating Health Care Disparities: Connecting With the Patient

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147823
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Eliminating Health Care Disparities: Connecting With the Patient
Abstract:
Eliminating Health Care Disparities: Connecting With the Patient
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Wilson, Deborah W., DNS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Delaware
Title:Eliminating Health Care Disparities:
An understanding of the unique contributions that nurses from culturally diverse backgrounds, specifically African American registered nurses, make to improving patient health care outcomes may strengthen and broaden nursing care practices. It may affect nursing and health care delivery in ways that eliminate health care disparities experienced by culturally diverse patients. The purposes of this presentation are to (a) describe the positive cultural connecting that African American registered nurses experience in the clinical setting, and to (b) discuss how the nursing profession can use the cultural knowledge and skills of the culturally diverse nurse to educate other nurses to improve intercultural awareness, communication, and culturally competent nursing care. Emphasis will be placed on the theme ?connecting with the patient? which emerged as an essential theme in the qualitative study of the lived experience of African American Registered Nurses conducted by this author. This theme described the cultural bond and sense of closeness that the nurses experienced when they provided nursing care, especially to African American patients. Connecting with the patient was a total experience that considered the patient's culturally diverse background, spirituality and religion, and wholistic life orientation. Subsuming themes that described the essence or nature of connecting with the patient included (a) wholism, (b) cultural diversity, (c) spirituality and religion, and (d) respect and communication. Other subsuming themes, which described the nurse's role in connecting with the patient included (a) caring, (b) teaching, and (d) advocacy. Participants will learn how the nursing profession can capitalize on the special position and connection that African American registered nurses have with African American patients, encourage, and foster the development of their role as patient advocates and brokers. Ultimately, this presentation will assist educators, researchers, and clinicians to raise awareness about the impact of diversity on health and nursing care delivery.
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.titleEliminating Health Care Disparities: Connecting With the Patienten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147823-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Eliminating Health Care Disparities: Connecting With the Patient</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wilson, Deborah W., DNS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Delaware</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Eliminating Health Care Disparities:</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wilsond@udel.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">An understanding of the unique contributions that nurses from culturally diverse backgrounds, specifically African American registered nurses, make to improving patient health care outcomes may strengthen and broaden nursing care practices. It may affect nursing and health care delivery in ways that eliminate health care disparities experienced by culturally diverse patients. The purposes of this presentation are to (a) describe the positive cultural connecting that African American registered nurses experience in the clinical setting, and to (b) discuss how the nursing profession can use the cultural knowledge and skills of the culturally diverse nurse to educate other nurses to improve intercultural awareness, communication, and culturally competent nursing care. Emphasis will be placed on the theme ?connecting with the patient? which emerged as an essential theme in the qualitative study of the lived experience of African American Registered Nurses conducted by this author. This theme described the cultural bond and sense of closeness that the nurses experienced when they provided nursing care, especially to African American patients. Connecting with the patient was a total experience that considered the patient's culturally diverse background, spirituality and religion, and wholistic life orientation. Subsuming themes that described the essence or nature of connecting with the patient included (a) wholism, (b) cultural diversity, (c) spirituality and religion, and (d) respect and communication. Other subsuming themes, which described the nurse's role in connecting with the patient included (a) caring, (b) teaching, and (d) advocacy. Participants will learn how the nursing profession can capitalize on the special position and connection that African American registered nurses have with African American patients, encourage, and foster the development of their role as patient advocates and brokers. Ultimately, this presentation will assist educators, researchers, and clinicians to raise awareness about the impact of diversity on health and nursing care delivery.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:36:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:36:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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