Promoting Health in Vulnerable Populations Through Collaboration on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Intervention Projects and Creating and Sustaining Collaborative Partnerships

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148551
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Presentation
Title:
Promoting Health in Vulnerable Populations Through Collaboration on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Intervention Projects and Creating and Sustaining Collaborative Partnerships
Abstract:
Promoting Health in Vulnerable Populations Through Collaboration on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Intervention Projects and Creating and Sustaining Collaborative Partnerships
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Sternas, Kathleen A., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Seton Hall University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Mary Ann Scharf, EdD
[Clinical session research presentation] Objectives: Vulnerable populations present health challenges to healthcare providers.This presentation describes a collaborative model of assessment and intervention that includes strategies for creating and sustaining community partnerships which has demonstrated positive outcomes for vulnerable populations. The model focuses on nursing students, agency partners, community members and faculty collaborating to assess the health needs of vulnerable populations, plan, implement and evaluate interventions that address health needs. Needs include: stress management; violence; nutrition; obesity; prenatal care; breastfeeding; asthma; childhood diseases; immunizations; alcohol; smoking; lead poisoning; safety; chronic(diabetes)/ communicable diseases(STD's); hygiene;dental health, menopause; aging; medication compliance. Design: Descriptive research. Methods: Students and partners completed evaluations measuring project outcomes. Traditional (n =131) and accelerated(n=108) community nursing students and 62 partners participated. Findings: Skills/strategies for creating and sustaining partnerships included: mutuality; trust; respect; commitment; identifying strengths; working on areas needing improvement; decision-making; communication; acknowledgement of partnership accomplishments; yearly recognition ceremony. Agency partners reported interventions decreased community health problems, improved health knowledge, promoted health/prevented disease. Interventions included: preventing teen violence program, mental illness resource manual, asthma triggers computer program, STD brochure which increased clinic attendance, watch alarm to increase HIV medication compliance. Partner evaluations: 100% agreed assessments/ interventions met community needs, findings helped program planning, writing grants. Outcomes included new health programs, increased resources. Student outcomes: expertise in caring for vulnerable population; leadership/critical thinking skills; evidence of effectiveness of interventions. Students (100%) agreed experiences increased competence in assessing /planning community interventions; 96.77% traditional and 100% accelerated students collaborated with diverse professionals. Conclusions: Collaborative partnership model helps meet health needs of vulnerable populations, results in positive outcomes for community members, agency partners and students, and promotes creation and sustainability of partnerships over time.  Implications include educating nurses/students about benefits of collaborative model for meeting assessment/ intervention needs of vulnerable populations, improving evidenced-based care, and increasing students?expertise with vulnerable populations.
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.titlePromoting Health in Vulnerable Populations Through Collaboration on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Intervention Projects and Creating and Sustaining Collaborative Partnershipsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148551-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Promoting Health in Vulnerable Populations Through Collaboration on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Intervention Projects and Creating and Sustaining Collaborative 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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sternas, Kathleen A., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Seton Hall University</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">sternaka@shu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary Ann Scharf, EdD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] Objectives: Vulnerable populations present health challenges to healthcare providers.This presentation describes a collaborative model of assessment and intervention that includes strategies for creating and sustaining community partnerships which has demonstrated positive outcomes for vulnerable populations. The model focuses on nursing students, agency partners, community members and faculty collaborating to assess the health needs of vulnerable populations, plan, implement and evaluate interventions that address health needs. Needs include: stress management; violence; nutrition; obesity; prenatal care; breastfeeding; asthma; childhood diseases; immunizations; alcohol; smoking; lead poisoning; safety; chronic(diabetes)/ communicable diseases(STD's); hygiene;dental health, menopause; aging; medication compliance. Design: Descriptive research. Methods: Students and partners completed evaluations measuring project outcomes. Traditional (n =131) and accelerated(n=108) community nursing students and 62 partners participated. Findings: Skills/strategies for creating and sustaining partnerships included: mutuality; trust; respect; commitment; identifying strengths; working on areas needing improvement; decision-making; communication; acknowledgement of partnership accomplishments; yearly recognition ceremony. Agency partners reported interventions decreased community health problems, improved health knowledge, promoted health/prevented disease. Interventions included: preventing teen violence program, mental illness resource manual, asthma triggers computer program, STD brochure which increased clinic attendance, watch alarm to increase HIV medication compliance. Partner evaluations: 100% agreed assessments/ interventions met community needs, findings helped program planning, writing grants.&nbsp;Outcomes included new health programs, increased resources. Student outcomes: expertise in caring for vulnerable population; leadership/critical thinking skills; evidence of effectiveness of interventions. Students (100%) agreed experiences increased competence in assessing /planning community interventions; 96.77% traditional and 100% accelerated students collaborated with diverse professionals. Conclusions: Collaborative partnership model helps meet health needs of vulnerable populations, results in positive outcomes for community members, agency partners and students, and promotes creation and sustainability of partnerships over time.&nbsp; Implications include educating nurses/students about benefits of collaborative model for meeting assessment/ intervention needs of vulnerable populations, improving evidenced-based care, and increasing students?expertise with vulnerable populations.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:46:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:46:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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