Breaking Down Biases and Changing Perceptions: Impact of Immersion in a Culturally Diverse Setting on Undergraduate Nursing Students:

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Presentation
Title:
Breaking Down Biases and Changing Perceptions: Impact of Immersion in a Culturally Diverse Setting on Undergraduate Nursing Students:
Abstract:
Breaking Down Biases and Changing Perceptions: Impact of Immersion in a Culturally Diverse Setting on Undergraduate Nursing Students:
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Orth, Kathy, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Winona State University
Title:Professor of Nursing
[Symposium Presentation] In an attempt to provide an enhanced community clinical experience, a community engagement approach was utilized immersing nursing students in one of the following community populations: adult immigrants and refugees; at risk children and teens in a school setting; high-risk families with young children; at-risk pregnant women in the community; and vulnerable elderly living independently in residential settings. Based on assessment of the community, students developed interventions and delivered health promotion and education to address the unmet needs of these diverse and often disadvantaged clients.áUsing this model, both students and community members benefit. Senior baccalaureate nursing students (n = 102) from a mid-western university participated in a study using a mixed methods design. The descriptive study employed a five group, non-randomized, pre-post test design to examine factors which promoted cultural competence, civic responsibility, community engagement, and knowledge of public health nursing áQualitative data gathered through reflective portfolios, open-ended questionnaires and focus groups were analyzed by identifying common themes.á Analyses indicated there were significant improvements in students' knowledge and skills after immersion in their diverse community.áPositive changes occurred in attitudes, perceptions with a concomitant decline in self-reported biases.áAdditionally, studentsÆ self reported confidence as a culturally competent caregiver increased significantly.á Moreover, qualitative data indicated students reported increased satisfaction from working with culturally diverse and underserved populations; they gained a broader perspective of issues immigrant and refugee populations face; and they alsoá voiced an increased openness to diversity. Students articulated the challenges andáfrustrations as well as the benefits they experienced when working with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds. Providing health promotion and education to diverse populations through immersion in a service learning, community engagement project is an effective educational strategy benefiting both diverse community populations and baccalaureate nursing students.
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.titleBreaking Down Biases and Changing Perceptions: Impact of Immersion in a Culturally Diverse Setting on Undergraduate Nursing Students:en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152146-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Breaking Down Biases and Changing Perceptions: Impact of Immersion in a Culturally Diverse Setting on Undergraduate 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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Orth, Kathy, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Winona State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">korth@winona.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Symposium Presentation] In an attempt to provide an enhanced community clinical experience, a community engagement approach was utilized immersing nursing students in one of the following community populations: adult immigrants and refugees; at risk children and teens in a school setting; high-risk families with young children; at-risk pregnant women in the community; and vulnerable elderly living independently in residential settings. Based on assessment of the community, students developed interventions and delivered health promotion and education to address the unmet needs of these diverse and often disadvantaged clients.&aacute;Using this model, both students and community members benefit. Senior baccalaureate nursing students (n = 102) from a mid-western university participated in a study using a mixed methods design. The descriptive study employed a five group, non-randomized, pre-post test design to examine factors which promoted cultural competence, civic responsibility, community engagement, and knowledge of public health nursing &aacute;Qualitative data gathered through reflective portfolios, open-ended questionnaires and focus groups were analyzed by identifying common themes.&aacute; Analyses indicated there were significant improvements in students' knowledge and skills after immersion in their diverse community.&aacute;Positive changes occurred in attitudes, perceptions with a concomitant decline in self-reported biases.&aacute;Additionally, students&AElig; self reported confidence as a culturally competent caregiver increased significantly.&aacute; Moreover, qualitative data indicated students reported increased satisfaction from working with culturally diverse and underserved populations; they gained a broader perspective of issues immigrant and refugee populations face; and they also&aacute; voiced an increased openness to diversity. Students articulated the challenges and&aacute;frustrations as well as the benefits they experienced when working with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds. Providing health promotion and education to diverse populations through immersion in a service learning, community engagement project is an effective educational strategy benefiting both diverse community populations and baccalaureate nursing students.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:25:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:25:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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