A Collaborative Partnership Model to Increase Students' Community-Based Knowledge and Meet the Health Care Needs of Vulnerable Populations

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149123
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Presentation
Title:
A Collaborative Partnership Model to Increase Students' Community-Based Knowledge and Meet the Health Care Needs of Vulnerable Populations
Abstract:
A Collaborative Partnership Model to Increase Students' Community-Based Knowledge and Meet the Health Care Needs of Vulnerable Populations
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Sternas, Kathleen A., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Seton Hall University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Mary Ann Scharf, EdD
Objectives: To describe a partnership model of community-based care to meet the health needs of vulnerable populations, and present student and agency partner findings on outcomes used to evaluate effectiveness of the model. Sample: Traditional(n=29)and accelerated (second degree, n=23)community health nursing students and 10 agency partners participated. Design: A descriptive design was used. Variables Studied:cultural awareness; competence in assessment and implementing community interventions for vulnerable populations; collaboration with culturally diverse professionals;leadership;Internet ability; interest in community nursing; usefulness of project findings. Methods:Students selected a topic/vulnerable population from a list developed by partners and faculty for assessment and intervention projects and received mentoring from partners and faculty. Topics included: asthma; homeless; prenatal mothers, breastfeeding and immunizations; children and lead poisoning,obesity; populations with chronic and communicable diseases (HIV/STD's);polypharmacy in elderly. Students and partners completed formal evaluations of their experiences. Findings:Results from students evaluations were: 89.7% of traditional and 91.3% accelerated agreed the project experiences promoted cultural awareness; 86.2% traditional and 95.6% accelerated had opportunities to work with culturally diverse professionals; 86.2% traditional and 100% accelerated reported increased competence in assessing and planning interventions for vulnerable communities; 93.1% traditional and 95.6% accelerated had improved Internet ability. Leadership and interest in working in communities increased. Community partner evaluations indicated 100% agreed the assessments identified needs, interventions met needs,and findings are useful in writing reports and grants. Conclusions: The partnership model helped partners to meet assessment and intervention needs of vulnerable populations and increased the community-based knowledge and skills of students. Implications focus on educating nurses about the benefits of diverse partnerships for meeting assessment and intervention needs of vulnerable populations and increasing students' knowledge, skills and interest in working 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.titleA Collaborative Partnership Model to Increase Students' Community-Based Knowledge and Meet the Health Care Needs of Vulnerable Populationsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149123-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Collaborative Partnership Model to Increase Students' Community-Based Knowledge and Meet the Health Care Needs of Vulnerable Populations</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">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">Objectives: To describe a partnership model of community-based care to meet the health needs of vulnerable populations, and present student and agency partner findings on outcomes used to evaluate effectiveness of the model. Sample: Traditional(n=29)and accelerated (second degree, n=23)community health nursing students and 10 agency partners participated. Design: A descriptive design was used. Variables Studied:cultural awareness; competence in assessment and implementing community interventions for vulnerable populations; collaboration with culturally diverse professionals;leadership;Internet ability; interest in community nursing; usefulness of project findings. Methods:Students selected a topic/vulnerable population from a list developed by partners and faculty for assessment and intervention projects and received mentoring from partners and faculty. Topics included: asthma; homeless; prenatal mothers, breastfeeding and immunizations; children and lead poisoning,obesity; populations with chronic and communicable diseases (HIV/STD's);polypharmacy in elderly. Students and partners completed formal evaluations of their experiences. Findings:Results from students evaluations were: 89.7% of traditional and 91.3% accelerated agreed the project experiences promoted cultural awareness; 86.2% traditional and 95.6% accelerated had opportunities to work with culturally diverse professionals; 86.2% traditional and 100% accelerated reported increased competence in assessing and planning interventions for vulnerable communities; 93.1% traditional and 95.6% accelerated had improved Internet ability. Leadership and interest in working in communities increased. Community partner evaluations indicated 100% agreed the assessments identified needs, interventions met needs,and findings are useful in writing reports and grants. Conclusions: The partnership model helped partners to meet assessment and intervention needs of vulnerable populations and increased the community-based knowledge and skills of students. Implications focus on educating nurses about the benefits of diverse partnerships for meeting assessment and intervention needs of vulnerable populations and increasing students' knowledge, skills and interest in working with vulnerable populations.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:56:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:56:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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