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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152707
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Barriers to Care for Caribbean/West Indies Immigrants to the USA
Abstract:
Barriers to Care for Caribbean/West Indies Immigrants to the USA
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Jones, Sande Gracia, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, ACRN, C, CS, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Florida International University
Title:Assistant Professor
Objective: South Florida is the epicenter for Caribbean/West Indies immigration to the USA (Census Bureau, 2000). Minority clients in a study of South Florida HIV/AIDS community care reported language and cultural differences as barriers to care (Jones, et al, 2002). Study purpose was to determine nurses’ perceptions of barriers to care for Caribbean/West Indies clients. Design: Descriptive exploratory Population, setting, sample, years: Participants were 90 attendees at the 2003 Caribbean/West Indies Cultural Competency Program for Nurses. Program was co-sponsored by Florida International University School of Nursing and the Florida Nurses Association (FNA) Cultural Diversity Task Force. Program was funded by the Aetna Foundation, held initially in Miami Beach and repeated in Daytona Beach. Participants were from clinical and academic settings. Final sample was 60 attendees (n=60). Concept or variables studied together: Barriers to care Method: A seven-item open-ended researcher-developed questionnaire was distributed to attendees at the start of the program. The questionnaire included demographic data and asked participants to describe priority health care needs for Caribbean/West Indies clients, and then identify barriers to care. Participants were asked to voluntarily complete and return the questionnaire at the end of the program. Findings: Four areas were identified as priority health care needs: Immunizations; maternal-child and prenatal care; health screenings and annual physical exams; and health promotion disease- specific education. Four areas were identified as barriers to care: Fear of health care system/distrust of health care providers; language /communication problems; problems related to cultural differences; and access to care related to finances. Conclusions: Results revealed areas for improvement to facilitate health care access. Nurses also identified language and cultural competency skills as barriers to care, in congruence with Jones (2002) client care study. Implications: Programs to enhance linguistic/cultural nursing care are needed to decrease barriers to care in the community.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBarriers to Care for Caribbean/West Indies Immigrants to the USAen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152707-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Barriers to Care for Caribbean/West Indies Immigrants to the USA</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jones, Sande Gracia, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, ACRN, C, CS, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Florida International University</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">sandejones@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: South Florida is the epicenter for Caribbean/West Indies immigration to the USA (Census Bureau, 2000). Minority clients in a study of South Florida HIV/AIDS community care reported language and cultural differences as barriers to care (Jones, et al, 2002). Study purpose was to determine nurses&rsquo; perceptions of barriers to care for Caribbean/West Indies clients. Design: Descriptive exploratory Population, setting, sample, years: Participants were 90 attendees at the 2003 Caribbean/West Indies Cultural Competency Program for Nurses. Program was co-sponsored by Florida International University School of Nursing and the Florida Nurses Association (FNA) Cultural Diversity Task Force. Program was funded by the Aetna Foundation, held initially in Miami Beach and repeated in Daytona Beach. Participants were from clinical and academic settings. Final sample was 60 attendees (n=60). Concept or variables studied together: Barriers to care Method: A seven-item open-ended researcher-developed questionnaire was distributed to attendees at the start of the program. The questionnaire included demographic data and asked participants to describe priority health care needs for Caribbean/West Indies clients, and then identify barriers to care. Participants were asked to voluntarily complete and return the questionnaire at the end of the program. Findings: Four areas were identified as priority health care needs: Immunizations; maternal-child and prenatal care; health screenings and annual physical exams; and health promotion disease- specific education. Four areas were identified as barriers to care: Fear of health care system/distrust of health care providers; language /communication problems; problems related to cultural differences; and access to care related to finances. Conclusions: Results revealed areas for improvement to facilitate health care access. Nurses also identified language and cultural competency skills as barriers to care, in congruence with Jones (2002) client care study. Implications: Programs to enhance linguistic/cultural nursing care are needed to decrease barriers to care in the community.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:46:41Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:46:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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