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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150616
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Challenges faced by 10 Philadelphia Nurse-Managed Health Centers: 1993-2003
Abstract:
Challenges faced by 10 Philadelphia Nurse-Managed Health Centers: 1993-2003
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:King, Eunice, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Independence Foundation
Title:Senior Program Officer; Director, Research & Evaluation
In 1993, the Independence Foundation, a private philanthropy located in Philadelphia, PA, began funding nurse-managed health centers in the Philadelphia region and has remained a major source of private funding for many of the area centers.  A 10 year retrospective, qualitative study of 10 grantee NMHCs that offered primary care and had been long term recipients of funding was undertaken to identify the challenges and resources that have affected the centers? ability to achieve long term sustainability without compromising the delivery of holistic, comprehensive care.  Data came from Foundation records and documents, interviews with key personnel in each center and the National Nursing Centers? Consortium, and a focus group conducted with center directors and founders.  A thematic analysis was conducted to identify themes related to the challenges encountered and resources available for meeting them.  The analysis identified challenges and resources emanating from within the socio-political environment, the local community, the center?s parent organization, and the nursing center itself.  The organizational affiliations of the 10 centers were representative of US NMHCs.  All served primarily low-income, minority, and often uninsured clients, many of whom suffered from chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, and hypertension.  As of 2003, one of the 10 centers had closed, another was no longer nurse-managed, four had established new organizational affiliations, and another was in the process of doing so.  Although the challenges presented by the socio-political environment in the US may be different from that in other countries, the organizing framework for this analysis, along with the results and lessons learned, can be utilized by those interested in establishing a nursing center and by existing centers facing similar challenges.
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.titleChallenges faced by 10 Philadelphia Nurse-Managed Health Centers: 1993-2003en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150616-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Challenges faced by 10 Philadelphia Nurse-Managed Health Centers: 1993-2003</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">King, Eunice, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Independence Foundation</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Senior Program Officer; Director, Research &amp; Evaluation</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">eking@independencefoundation.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In 1993, the Independence Foundation, a private philanthropy located in Philadelphia, PA, began funding nurse-managed health centers in the Philadelphia region and has remained a major source of private funding for many of the area centers.&nbsp; A 10 year retrospective, qualitative study of 10 grantee NMHCs that offered primary care and had been long term recipients of funding was undertaken to identify the challenges and resources that have affected the centers? ability to achieve long term sustainability without compromising the delivery of holistic, comprehensive care.&nbsp; Data came from Foundation records and documents, interviews with key personnel in each center and the National Nursing Centers? Consortium, and a focus group conducted with center directors and founders.&nbsp; A thematic analysis was conducted to identify themes related to the challenges encountered and resources available for meeting them.&nbsp; The analysis identified challenges and resources emanating from within the socio-political environment, the local community, the center?s parent organization, and the nursing center itself.&nbsp; The organizational affiliations of the 10 centers were representative of US NMHCs.&nbsp; All served primarily low-income, minority, and often uninsured clients, many of whom suffered from chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, and hypertension.&nbsp; As of 2003, one of the 10 centers had closed, another was no longer nurse-managed, four had established new organizational affiliations, and another was in the process of doing so.&nbsp; Although the challenges presented by the socio-political environment in the US may be different from that in other countries, the organizing framework for this analysis, along with the results and lessons learned, can be utilized by those interested in establishing a nursing center and by existing centers facing similar challenges.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:38:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:38:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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