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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151585
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Nursing Profession's Role in the Elimination of Health Disparities
Abstract:
The Nursing Profession's Role in the Elimination of Health Disparities
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Perryman, Sharon Denise, BSN, MHA, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Title:The Nursing Professions Role in the Elimination of Health Disparities
Topic: Racial and Ethnic Minorities are disproportionately burdened by chronic diseases and illnesses related to lack of access to healthcare services and societal influences that effect patients from diverse backgrounds. The Department of Health and Human Services identifies 6 areas where disparities are seen in minority patient populations: ò Infant Mortality ò Cancer Screening ò Cardiovascular Disease ò Diabetes ò HIV/AIDS ò Immunizations It is these areas that we seen 1-2X the death rate among certain populations when compared to white patients admitted with the same illness or condition. The health of the country is related to the health of its population and it is from minority populations that the next generation of healthcare workers will emerge and become leaders within the nursing and healthcare professions. Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to increase the awareness among nurses and nursing leaders of the importance of addressing the issue of health disparities as well as to determine the leadership role(s) that nursing must play in the addressing of this national health problem. Intervention: A Cross-Cultural Education Program was developed using Capinha-Bacote's Model of Cultural Competence. This model defines the process of cultural competence in the delivery of healthcare services as the ôprocess in which the healthcare professional continually strives to achieve the ability and availability to effectively work within the cultural context of the client (family, individual, or community)ö. Discussion: Nursing professionals with an increased knowledge of the effects of health disparities in minority populations will lead to an examination of personal beliefs and practices that may or may not add to the poorer health outcomes seen in these populations. Nursing leaders will gain a deeper appreciation for the experiences of their diverse employees and the knowledge they bring to the clinical encounter.
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.titleThe Nursing Profession's Role in the Elimination of Health Disparitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151585-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Nursing Profession's Role in the Elimination of Health Disparities</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Perryman, Sharon Denise, BSN, MHA, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Dana-Farber Cancer Institute</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">The Nursing Professions Role in the Elimination of Health Disparities</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sharon_perryman@dfci.harvard.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Topic: Racial and Ethnic Minorities are disproportionately burdened by chronic diseases and illnesses related to lack of access to healthcare services and societal influences that effect patients from diverse backgrounds. The Department of Health and Human Services identifies 6 areas where disparities are seen in minority patient populations: &ograve; Infant Mortality &ograve; Cancer Screening &ograve; Cardiovascular Disease &ograve; Diabetes &ograve; HIV/AIDS &ograve; Immunizations It is these areas that we seen 1-2X the death rate among certain populations when compared to white patients admitted with the same illness or condition. The health of the country is related to the health of its population and it is from minority populations that the next generation of healthcare workers will emerge and become leaders within the nursing and healthcare professions. Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to increase the awareness among nurses and nursing leaders of the importance of addressing the issue of health disparities as well as to determine the leadership role(s) that nursing must play in the addressing of this national health problem. Intervention: A Cross-Cultural Education Program was developed using Capinha-Bacote's Model of Cultural Competence. This model defines the process of cultural competence in the delivery of healthcare services as the &ocirc;process in which the healthcare professional continually strives to achieve the ability and availability to effectively work within the cultural context of the client (family, individual, or community)&ouml;. Discussion: Nursing professionals with an increased knowledge of the effects of health disparities in minority populations will lead to an examination of personal beliefs and practices that may or may not add to the poorer health outcomes seen in these populations. Nursing leaders will gain a deeper appreciation for the experiences of their diverse employees and the knowledge they bring to the clinical encounter.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:07:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:07:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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