Understanding Immigrants' Meaning of Health: A Strategy for Nurses in Promoting West African Immigrant Women's Health in Australia

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151008
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Presentation
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Understanding Immigrants' Meaning of Health: A Strategy for Nurses in Promoting West African Immigrant Women's Health in Australia
Abstract:
Understanding Immigrants' Meaning of Health: A Strategy for Nurses in Promoting West African Immigrant Women's Health in Australia
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Ogunsiji, Olayide O., RN, BN, (Hons)
P.I. Institution Name:University of Western Sydney
Title:PhD candidate
Co-Authors:Lesley M. Wilkes, PhD, MHPEd, GradDip, ED, CM, RN; Debra Jackson, RN, PhD; Kath Peters, PhD, RN, BN, (Hons)
[Research Presentation] Purpose: To explore the meaning of health for West African women in order to provide insight that may guide nurses in the development of strategies aimed at promoting these women's health in Australia. Background: Nurses occupy a crucial position in the promotion of immigrants' health in their new countries. However, promoting the health of this cohort of global population may not be achieved without an understanding of their notion of health. Australia is a multicultural population and the meaning of health for patients from these cultural diverse backgrounds is often different from that of the nurses. There is a growing population of West African immigrant women in Australia and little is known about their meaning of health. Methods: This study is part of a larger qualitative study, which utilized naturalistic inquiry to explore the meaning of health and health behaviour for 21 West African immigrant women from Ghana and Nigeria. The women were accessed through snowballing technique and data were obtained through audio-taped interviews. Transcripts were thematically analysed and this presentation focused on one of the themes-being healthy. Results: Findings showed that the biomedical ideas, spirituality and the social positioning of these participants as women informed their notion of health. Conclusion: Nurses need to consider immigrant women's meaning of health in developing their care plan to enable the provision of satisfactory health care services, enhance their health service utilisation and thereby promote the health of this cohort of global population.
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.titleUnderstanding Immigrants' Meaning of Health: A Strategy for Nurses in Promoting West African Immigrant Women's Health in Australiaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151008-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Understanding Immigrants' Meaning of Health: A Strategy for Nurses in Promoting West African Immigrant Women's Health in Australia</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ogunsiji, Olayide O., RN, BN, (Hons)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Western Sydney</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">PhD candidate</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">o.ogunsiji@uws.edu.au</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lesley M. Wilkes, PhD, MHPEd, GradDip, ED, CM, RN; Debra Jackson, RN, PhD; Kath Peters, PhD, RN, BN, (Hons)</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: To explore the meaning of health for West African women in order to provide insight that may guide nurses in the development of strategies aimed at promoting these women's health in Australia. Background: Nurses occupy a crucial position in the promotion of immigrants' health in their new countries. However, promoting the health of this cohort of global population may not be achieved without an understanding of their notion of health. Australia is a multicultural population and the meaning of health for patients from these cultural diverse backgrounds is often different from that of the nurses. There is a growing population of West African immigrant women in Australia and little is known about their meaning of health. Methods: This study is part of a larger qualitative study, which utilized naturalistic inquiry to explore the meaning of health and health behaviour for 21 West African immigrant women from Ghana and Nigeria. The women were accessed through snowballing technique and data were obtained through audio-taped interviews. Transcripts were thematically analysed and this presentation focused on one of the themes-being healthy. Results: Findings showed that the biomedical ideas, spirituality and the social positioning of these participants as women informed their notion of health. Conclusion: Nurses need to consider immigrant women's meaning of health in developing their care plan to enable the provision of satisfactory health care services, enhance their health service utilisation and thereby promote the health of this cohort of global population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:49:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:49:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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