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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150436
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses Promote Health in a Clinic for the Homeless
Abstract:
Nurses Promote Health in a Clinic for the Homeless
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Carlyle, Mable
P.I. Institution Name:Western Carolina University
Several Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Psi members operate a nurses clinic in a shelter for the homeless. The nurses are all volunteers. Although minor illness may receive necessary first aid, the major emphasis of the practice is health promotion. Shelter guests that are involved in ongoing programs at the shelter will complete a health assessment and identify areas that need attention. Next, the guest will spend time (an hour to an hour and a half) with a nurse to review the assessment and mutually develop a plan to promote a higher level of health at the same time of working on the goals of the shelter program. Emphasis is placed on the individual taking responsibility for their own health. Health goals are placed on the individual taking responsibility for their own health. Health goals are kept realistic and measurable. A large part of the nurses role is teaching one on one or referring to or providing classes; for example, breast self exam. Referrals are made when needed for medical attention or for other reasons. The clinic is an example of independent nursing practice. Consultation has been sought from the State Board of Nursing to be certain that the practice is within the boundaries of the Nurse Practice Act. Interpretation of the clinic as an independent nursing endeavor is an ongoing challenge.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses Promote Health in a Clinic for the Homelessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150436-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurses Promote Health in a Clinic for the Homeless</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Carlyle, Mable</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Western Carolina University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">carlyle@ioa.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Several Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Psi members operate a nurses clinic in a shelter for the homeless. The nurses are all volunteers. Although minor illness may receive necessary first aid, the major emphasis of the practice is health promotion. Shelter guests that are involved in ongoing programs at the shelter will complete a health assessment and identify areas that need attention. Next, the guest will spend time (an hour to an hour and a half) with a nurse to review the assessment and mutually develop a plan to promote a higher level of health at the same time of working on the goals of the shelter program. Emphasis is placed on the individual taking responsibility for their own health. Health goals are placed on the individual taking responsibility for their own health. Health goals are kept realistic and measurable. A large part of the nurses role is teaching one on one or referring to or providing classes; for example, breast self exam. Referrals are made when needed for medical attention or for other reasons. The clinic is an example of independent nursing practice. Consultation has been sought from the State Board of Nursing to be certain that the practice is within the boundaries of the Nurse Practice Act. Interpretation of the clinic as an independent nursing endeavor is an ongoing challenge. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:24:26Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:24:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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