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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151096
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Transcultural Immersion as an Approach to Cultural Attunement
Abstract:
Transcultural Immersion as an Approach to Cultural Attunement
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Morton, Jennifer L., RN, DNP, MPH
P.I. Institution Name:University of New England
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Maureen A. Nalle, PhD, RN
21st INRC [Research Presentation] With growing emphasis on the need for a culturally competent healthcare workforce, academic programs have initiated strategies to provide multicultural experiences for students. In many nursing programs, short term immersion programs are being offered to enhance cultural awareness and promote culturally competent care in developing countries.  Service-learning and other program models are used to introduce global health concepts as well as teaching important ethical considerations in multicultural environments. Although such programs are meritorious in their mission, they often fail to achieve learning objectives due to inadequate preparation for the acculturation experience. The Transcultural Immersion in Healthcare involves a two-week health mission in a developing country providing primary care and community health education. This collaborative effort between two academic nursing programs and the Ghana Health Mission includes significant preparation of student and faculty participants as well as ongoing, reflective dialogue. Evaluative data of the first year pilot reveals the transformative nature of the cultural immersion for both faculty and students. This innovative approach to cultural awareness may serve as an educational model for other nursing and health professional programs.
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.titleTranscultural Immersion as an Approach to Cultural Attunementen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151096-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Transcultural Immersion as an Approach to Cultural Attunement</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Morton, Jennifer L., RN, DNP, MPH</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of New England</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jmorton@une.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Maureen A. Nalle, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] With growing emphasis on the need for a culturally competent healthcare workforce, academic programs have initiated strategies to provide multicultural experiences for students. In many nursing programs, short term immersion programs are being offered to enhance cultural awareness and promote culturally competent care in developing countries.&nbsp; Service-learning and other program models are used to introduce global health concepts as well as teaching important ethical considerations in multicultural environments. Although such programs are meritorious in their mission, they often fail to achieve learning objectives due to inadequate preparation for the acculturation experience. The Transcultural Immersion in Healthcare involves a two-week health mission in a developing country providing primary care and community health education. This collaborative effort between two academic nursing programs and the Ghana Health Mission includes significant preparation of student and faculty participants as well as ongoing, reflective dialogue. Evaluative data of the first year pilot reveals the transformative nature of the cultural immersion for both faculty and students. This innovative approach to cultural awareness may serve as an educational model for other nursing and health professional programs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:51:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:51:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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