Women's Health on Earth and in Outer Space: Opportunities for Research Partnerships

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148248
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Women's Health on Earth and in Outer Space: Opportunities for Research Partnerships
Abstract:
Women's Health on Earth and in Outer Space: Opportunities for Research Partnerships
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Leipert, Beverly D., PhD, MSN, BSN, BA, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Windsor
Title:Associate Professor
Objective: To compare and contrast women's physical and psychosocial health in isolated settings on earth and in outer space Design: Compare and contrast information from my feminist grounded theory study of women in isolated northern environments on earth with information from the literature about health issues of women in outer space. Population, Sample, Settings, Years: 25 women who had lived a minimum of two years in northern British Columbia (BC), Canada, and who were 20 years of age or older. Concepts or Variables Studied Together: 1) Health issues and strengths of women who live in isolated settings on earth and in outer space, and 2) Effects of isolated environments on women's health and on their abilities to maintain their health. These concepts have not been studied in a clear or comprehensive manner. Methods: Semi-structured interviews with the women in the sample, direct observation of women's contexts and environments in northern BC, and a critical review of literature relevant to women's health in isolated settings on earth and in outer space. Findings: Women in isolated settings on earth and in outer space share similar as well as diverse physical and psychosocial health concerns. Issues related to gender attitudes, confinement in hostile and sometimes deadly environments, and lack of access to technology result in many similar health concerns for these women. I will suggest ways to strengthen women's health in isolated environments. Conclusion: Building women's health research partnerships on earth and in outer space will advance knowledge important to the health of women in diverse isolated environments. Implications: Implications for health care practice and health-related policy, health practitioner education, and women's health research relevant to isolated environments will be discussed, with particular emphasis on nursing's contributions.
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.titleWomen's Health on Earth and in Outer Space: Opportunities for Research Partnershipsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148248-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Women's Health on Earth and in Outer Space: Opportunities for Research Partnerships</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Leipert, Beverly D., PhD, MSN, BSN, BA, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Windsor</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bleipert@uwindsor.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To compare and contrast women's physical and psychosocial health in isolated settings on earth and in outer space Design: Compare and contrast information from my feminist grounded theory study of women in isolated northern environments on earth with information from the literature about health issues of women in outer space. Population, Sample, Settings, Years: 25 women who had lived a minimum of two years in northern British Columbia (BC), Canada, and who were 20 years of age or older. Concepts or Variables Studied Together: 1) Health issues and strengths of women who live in isolated settings on earth and in outer space, and 2) Effects of isolated environments on women's health and on their abilities to maintain their health. These concepts have not been studied in a clear or comprehensive manner. Methods: Semi-structured interviews with the women in the sample, direct observation of women's contexts and environments in northern BC, and a critical review of literature relevant to women's health in isolated settings on earth and in outer space. Findings: Women in isolated settings on earth and in outer space share similar as well as diverse physical and psychosocial health concerns. Issues related to gender attitudes, confinement in hostile and sometimes deadly environments, and lack of access to technology result in many similar health concerns for these women. I will suggest ways to strengthen women's health in isolated environments. Conclusion: Building women's health research partnerships on earth and in outer space will advance knowledge important to the health of women in diverse isolated environments. Implications: Implications for health care practice and health-related policy, health practitioner education, and women's health research relevant to isolated environments will be discussed, with particular emphasis on nursing's contributions.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:42:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:42:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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