Linking Clinical Practice to Curriculum Development in Healthcare for the Homeless

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154500
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Linking Clinical Practice to Curriculum Development in Healthcare for the Homeless
Abstract:
Linking Clinical Practice to Curriculum Development in Healthcare for the Homeless
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Brehm, Constance, PhD, FNP, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Azusa Pacific University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Felicitas A. Dela Cruz, RN, DNSc, FAANP
Introduction and Purpose: Homelessness continues to affect a significant number of the U.S. population, as many as 2 million on any given night. To keep our social contract to serve the vulnerable, nurse practitioners and NP educators are called to address the health needs of the homeless. There is little information in the literature regarding how to integrate concepts of homeless health care into NP educational programs. The purpose of this presentation is to describe how data from a homeless outreach clinic were used to guide curriculum development and integration in the NP Program at Azusa Pacific University. Setting and Population: For the past eight years the APU School of Nursing has operated a weekly outreach clinic for the homeless through a local winter shelter program. The clinic director is a full-time faculty member and the clinic is staffed by nurse practitioner students and faculty who provide the outreach health care in the shelter setting. Total patient encounters for this clinic now exceeds 1000 for the eight seasons of operation. Approximately 80 NP students and eight NP faculty have participated in the clinic. Methods: At the close of each winter season faculty analyze data from the clinic including: demographics of the patients, presenting complaints, diagnoses, treatments, health education topics, and types of referrals. Follow-up data are also analyzed. Utilizing this practice information, the faculty developed a curriculum entitled, "Health Care for the Homeless." The curriculum addresses the most common health problems identified from the practice data an is now integrated into the clinical courses of the nurse practitioner program at APU. An outline of the curriculum will be provided.
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.titleLinking Clinical Practice to Curriculum Development in Healthcare for the Homelessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154500-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Linking Clinical Practice to Curriculum Development in Healthcare for the Homeless</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">Brehm, Constance, PhD, FNP, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Azusa Pacific 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">cbrehm@apu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Felicitas A. Dela Cruz, RN, DNSc, FAANP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Introduction and Purpose: Homelessness continues to affect a significant number of the U.S. population, as many as 2 million on any given night. To keep our social contract to serve the vulnerable, nurse practitioners and NP educators are called to address the health needs of the homeless. There is little information in the literature regarding how to integrate concepts of homeless health care into NP educational programs. The purpose of this presentation is to describe how data from a homeless outreach clinic were used to guide curriculum development and integration in the NP Program at Azusa Pacific University. Setting and Population: For the past eight years the APU School of Nursing has operated a weekly outreach clinic for the homeless through a local winter shelter program. The clinic director is a full-time faculty member and the clinic is staffed by nurse practitioner students and faculty who provide the outreach health care in the shelter setting. Total patient encounters for this clinic now exceeds 1000 for the eight seasons of operation. Approximately 80 NP students and eight NP faculty have participated in the clinic. Methods: At the close of each winter season faculty analyze data from the clinic including: demographics of the patients, presenting complaints, diagnoses, treatments, health education topics, and types of referrals. Follow-up data are also analyzed. Utilizing this practice information, the faculty developed a curriculum entitled, &quot;Health Care for the Homeless.&quot; The curriculum addresses the most common health problems identified from the practice data an is now integrated into the clinical courses of the nurse practitioner program at APU. An outline of the curriculum will be provided.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:02:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:02:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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