Community Engagement Through Service-Learning: A Strategy for Developing Cultural Sensitivity in Graduate Nursing Students

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Presentation
Title:
Community Engagement Through Service-Learning: A Strategy for Developing Cultural Sensitivity in Graduate Nursing Students
Abstract:
Community Engagement Through Service-Learning: A Strategy for Developing Cultural Sensitivity in Graduate Nursing Students
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Narsavage, Georgia, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Deborah Lindell, Ryan Jamison
Objective: With increasing diversity in the US, health disparities and differences in access to care are highly visible. New approaches to working with multi-cultural populations are needed. One such approach to increase cultural sensitivity among graduate nursing students is community engagement through service learning (CETSL). Design: Action research: An intervention (CETSL) to improve education was methodically studied. Action research evaluated both the change and the process of change. This presentation concentrates on qualitative analysis of web-based reflection for the process of change and analysis of focus-group content related to developing cultural sensitivity. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: From a population of graduate nursing students, a sample of 4 classes (N = 67) participated in focus groups at a School of Nursing in 2001. Two groups completed web-based reflections of process/outcomes during the experience. Concepts studied through guided questions: Expectations or myths about populations served; aspects that were positive/fulfilling, frustrating, surprising; learning about: self, health care system/nursing, community agency, community served, society, needs of clients; changes in ideas of, or approaches to, caring for people. Methods: Following IRB approval and informed consent process, focus groups of 2-3 hours were guided by 2 qualitative researchers not involved in the students’ CETSL experience;open-ended questions elicited student responses (positive and negative). Sessions were audiotaped/ transcribed; themes were identified using Nu*dist computer program for qualitative content analysis. Authenticity/confirmability was examined. Findings: Themes related to cultural sensitivity were: working with limitations, daily struggle, recognizing strengths, involving others, partnerships, and giving back to community. Conclusions: CETSL experiences for graduate nursing students can develop sensitivity to other’s life experiences; students can identify how their “diversity learning” can address issues on individual and community levels. Implications: Both process and outcome qualitative evaluations can provide meaningful information. CETSL can cycle theorizing, acting, evaluating in development of cultural sensitivity. <P> <!--Abstract 13607 modified by 209.115.59.151 on 11-5-2002--></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCommunity Engagement Through Service-Learning: A Strategy for Developing Cultural Sensitivity in Graduate Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151620-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Community Engagement Through Service-Learning: A Strategy for Developing Cultural Sensitivity in Graduate Nursing Students</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Narsavage, Georgia, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gln2@po.cwru.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Deborah Lindell, Ryan Jamison</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: With increasing diversity in the US, health disparities and differences in access to care are highly visible. New approaches to working with multi-cultural populations are needed. One such approach to increase cultural sensitivity among graduate nursing students is community engagement through service learning (CETSL). Design: Action research: An intervention (CETSL) to improve education was methodically studied. Action research evaluated both the change and the process of change. This presentation concentrates on qualitative analysis of web-based reflection for the process of change and analysis of focus-group content related to developing cultural sensitivity. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: From a population of graduate nursing students, a sample of 4 classes (N = 67) participated in focus groups at a School of Nursing in 2001. Two groups completed web-based reflections of process/outcomes during the experience. Concepts studied through guided questions: Expectations or myths about populations served; aspects that were positive/fulfilling, frustrating, surprising; learning about: self, health care system/nursing, community agency, community served, society, needs of clients; changes in ideas of, or approaches to, caring for people. Methods: Following IRB approval and informed consent process, focus groups of 2-3 hours were guided by 2 qualitative researchers not involved in the students&rsquo; CETSL experience;open-ended questions elicited student responses (positive and negative). Sessions were audiotaped/ transcribed; themes were identified using Nu*dist computer program for qualitative content analysis. Authenticity/confirmability was examined. Findings: Themes related to cultural sensitivity were: working with limitations, daily struggle, recognizing strengths, involving others, partnerships, and giving back to community. Conclusions: CETSL experiences for graduate nursing students can develop sensitivity to other&rsquo;s life experiences; students can identify how their &ldquo;diversity learning&rdquo; can address issues on individual and community levels. Implications: Both process and outcome qualitative evaluations can provide meaningful information. CETSL can cycle theorizing, acting, evaluating in development of cultural sensitivity. &lt;P&gt; &lt;!--Abstract 13607 modified by 209.115.59.151 on 11-5-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:08:11Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:08:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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