Benefits of Cultural Immersion Experiences to the Host Country: An Exploratory Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154499
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Benefits of Cultural Immersion Experiences to the Host Country: An Exploratory Study
Abstract:
Benefits of Cultural Immersion Experiences to the Host Country: An Exploratory Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Bosworth, Terry L., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Saint Joseph College
Title:Associate Professor and Chair
Over four years faculty and students from our college have traveled to Guyana, South America for eight two week health care immersion experiences.  Participants affirm the transformative nature of this experience, and indicate continued use of what was learned in clinical and teaching roles.  Absent in published literature is research regarding the value of immersion experiences to the host country.  Our research purpose was to ask our Guyanese partners to discuss their reactions to our involvement in their system.  Responses were taped, transcribed and analyzed using a constant comparative method, seeking common themes, attitudes and patterns of reactions.   Results indicate that local students, educators, and clinical staff view our involvement as supporting an active nursing role, the potential for enhanced professional roles, and an installation of hope for change over time.  Although based on a limited sample this outcome points to the benefits of over time immersion experiences to the host and visitor.
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.titleBenefits of Cultural Immersion Experiences to the Host Country: An Exploratory Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154499-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Benefits of Cultural Immersion Experiences to the Host Country: An Exploratory Study</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bosworth, Terry L., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Saint Joseph College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor and Chair</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tbosworth@sjc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Over four years faculty and students from our college have traveled to Guyana, South America for eight two week health care immersion experiences.&nbsp; Participants affirm the transformative nature of this experience, and indicate continued use of what was learned in clinical and teaching roles.&nbsp; Absent in published literature is research regarding the value of immersion experiences to the host country.&nbsp; Our research purpose was to ask our Guyanese partners to discuss their reactions to our involvement in their system.&nbsp; Responses were taped, transcribed and analyzed using a constant comparative method, seeking common themes, attitudes and patterns of reactions.&nbsp;&nbsp; Results indicate that local students, educators, and clinical staff view our involvement as supporting an active nursing role, the potential for enhanced professional roles, and an installation of hope for change over time.&nbsp; Although based on a limited sample this outcome points to the benefits of over time immersion experiences to the host and visitor.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:02:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:02:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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