Overcoming Barriers: The Nuts and Bolts of Research in International Settings

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154728
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Presentation
Title:
Overcoming Barriers: The Nuts and Bolts of Research in International Settings
Abstract:
Overcoming Barriers: The Nuts and Bolts of Research in International Settings
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2002
Conference Date:July, 2002
Author:Brunk, Quincealea, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Valdosta State University
Title:Associate Professor
Objective/Design: An international perspective and concern for complex health care issues are an imperative for nursing scholarship and leadership in the 21st century. Until recently, little accurate information or knowledge about public health problems, health care concerns, or the infrastructure that supports health care was available from behind the Iron Curtain. As the political and economic scene changes in these countries, health care concerns are coming to the forefront, presenting special challenges for health care providers and researchers within the global community. In the West, research methods for the expansion of nursing science have become more sophisticated and pluralistic over the last two decades. The development of nursing scholarship in East European/Former Soviet Union countries has not always kept pace with these movements in the West. Traditionally based in a patriarchal and oppressive system, Russian nurses, faculty, and scholars are striving to develop professional and collaborative networks to enhance professional development and scholarship within their countries. Establishing partnerships with colleagues in the west has been one means of advancing nursing scholarship in international settings. However, desiring partnerships and providing some facilitators for the process of developing international scholarship programs is not enough. Many barriers exist when working in the international arena that must be overcome. Population/Sample: Working with the faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Higher Nursing Education at Kazan State Medical University (Russia), a small group of American scholars are attempting to build the facilitators and diminish the barriers found in the international arena. Concept or Variable: Understanding the cultural dimensions of human care and caring is essential for the practice of nursing in a world that is increasingly interdependent. Reaching levels of mutual understanding that nursing is a transcultural discipline and profession embedded in enlightened knowledge, culturally diverse, subjective meanings of health, illness, caring, and healing practices has been but the first step toward enhancing collaborative scholarship efforts. Other aspects of collaboration, scholarship activities, and the pragmatics of cooperative research are ongoing topics of discussion. Methods/Findings: This presentation will focus on developing scholarship between the more developed nursing system of the U.S. and the less developed nursing system within Russia and the global community. Transforming barriers into facilitators through the various stages of the research process has been an essential component in building collaborative scholarship. Seeking common ground in research interests, attempting to blend paradigms to accomplish scholarly objectives, and working through the barriers inherent in different cultures are all part of the process for establishing international parternships. Conclusions/Implications: Based on experiences as a Fulbright Scholar and continued connections with clinical and academic facilities in Russia, this presentation will include insights into health care, nursing, and scholarship in the international arena between remote areas of Russia and the U.S. The role, status, and future of projects relevant to nursing through collaborative relationships will be explored. Placed within the context of changing politics and economics, exemplars of leadership and strategies for the development of a partnership will be highlighted. By continuing to have big dreams and courage to take the necessary small steps, individuals can make a significant impact in the global health care arena. The foundations being laid for international collaboration and support in nursing education and practice can only enlarge the arena for international scholarship and leadership.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jul-2002
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOvercoming Barriers: The Nuts and Bolts of Research in International Settingsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154728-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Overcoming Barriers: The Nuts and Bolts of Research in International Settings</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July, 2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Brunk, Quincealea, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Valdosta State 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">qbrunk@valdosta.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective/Design: An international perspective and concern for complex health care issues are an imperative for nursing scholarship and leadership in the 21st century. Until recently, little accurate information or knowledge about public health problems, health care concerns, or the infrastructure that supports health care was available from behind the Iron Curtain. As the political and economic scene changes in these countries, health care concerns are coming to the forefront, presenting special challenges for health care providers and researchers within the global community. In the West, research methods for the expansion of nursing science have become more sophisticated and pluralistic over the last two decades. The development of nursing scholarship in East European/Former Soviet Union countries has not always kept pace with these movements in the West. Traditionally based in a patriarchal and oppressive system, Russian nurses, faculty, and scholars are striving to develop professional and collaborative networks to enhance professional development and scholarship within their countries. Establishing partnerships with colleagues in the west has been one means of advancing nursing scholarship in international settings. However, desiring partnerships and providing some facilitators for the process of developing international scholarship programs is not enough. Many barriers exist when working in the international arena that must be overcome. Population/Sample: Working with the faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Higher Nursing Education at Kazan State Medical University (Russia), a small group of American scholars are attempting to build the facilitators and diminish the barriers found in the international arena. Concept or Variable: Understanding the cultural dimensions of human care and caring is essential for the practice of nursing in a world that is increasingly interdependent. Reaching levels of mutual understanding that nursing is a transcultural discipline and profession embedded in enlightened knowledge, culturally diverse, subjective meanings of health, illness, caring, and healing practices has been but the first step toward enhancing collaborative scholarship efforts. Other aspects of collaboration, scholarship activities, and the pragmatics of cooperative research are ongoing topics of discussion. Methods/Findings: This presentation will focus on developing scholarship between the more developed nursing system of the U.S. and the less developed nursing system within Russia and the global community. Transforming barriers into facilitators through the various stages of the research process has been an essential component in building collaborative scholarship. Seeking common ground in research interests, attempting to blend paradigms to accomplish scholarly objectives, and working through the barriers inherent in different cultures are all part of the process for establishing international parternships. Conclusions/Implications: Based on experiences as a Fulbright Scholar and continued connections with clinical and academic facilities in Russia, this presentation will include insights into health care, nursing, and scholarship in the international arena between remote areas of Russia and the U.S. The role, status, and future of projects relevant to nursing through collaborative relationships will be explored. Placed within the context of changing politics and economics, exemplars of leadership and strategies for the development of a partnership will be highlighted. By continuing to have big dreams and courage to take the necessary small steps, individuals can make a significant impact in the global health care arena. The foundations being laid for international collaboration and support in nursing education and practice can only enlarge the arena for international scholarship and leadership.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:13:49Z-
dc.date.issued2002-07en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:13:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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