The Transformational Learning Experience of Training Community Health Advisors

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154838
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Transformational Learning Experience of Training Community Health Advisors
Abstract:
The Transformational Learning Experience of Training Community Health Advisors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Harbaugh, Bonnie Lee, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Southern Mississippi
Title:Associate Professor, Asbury Research Professor
Co-Authors:Lachel Story PhD, RN, Assistant Professor
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Though Community Health Advisors (CHA) have been utilized for more than 40 years as change agents in their communities to address health disparities, evaluation of CHA training remains in its infancy and even less is known about the CHA training experience. An interpretive phenomenological study explored the CHA training experience of five African-American women in the Mississippi Delta. Data were generated from interviews with the CHAs and the journal maintained by the training facilitator. A multi-ethnic team interpreted transcribed interviews and facilitator journal for common themes and patterns using hermeneutic strategies. Findings included two patterns. Pattern One: Gathering the CHAs AS Learners was comprised of three themes: (a) Learning AS Building Confidence: Creating a Safe Harbor, (b) Learning AS Questioning: Seeking Possibilities Beyond Answers, and (c) Learning AS Caring: Building the Circle of Trust. Pattern Two: Gathering the CHAs AS Doers: "It Starts with Us!" was comprised of three themes: (a) Taking on New Roles: Being Recognized, (b) Seeing the Possibilities: "When you know better you do better," and (c) Taking Action: "It starts with us!" These patterns and themes are unique to this study and contribute significantly to the CHA body of knowledge.
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.titleThe Transformational Learning Experience of Training Community Health Advisorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154838-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Transformational Learning Experience of Training Community Health Advisors</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Harbaugh, Bonnie Lee, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Southern Mississippi</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor, Asbury Research Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Bonnie.Harbaugh@usm.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lachel Story PhD, RN, Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Though Community Health Advisors (CHA) have been utilized for more than 40 years as change agents in their communities to address health disparities, evaluation of CHA training remains in its infancy and even less is known about the CHA training experience. An interpretive phenomenological study explored the CHA training experience of five African-American women in the Mississippi Delta. Data were generated from interviews with the CHAs and the journal maintained by the training facilitator. A multi-ethnic team interpreted transcribed interviews and facilitator journal for common themes and patterns using hermeneutic strategies. Findings included two patterns. Pattern One: Gathering the CHAs AS Learners was comprised of three themes: (a) Learning AS Building Confidence: Creating a Safe Harbor, (b) Learning AS Questioning: Seeking Possibilities Beyond Answers, and (c) Learning AS Caring: Building the Circle of Trust. Pattern Two: Gathering the CHAs AS Doers: &quot;It Starts with Us!&quot; was comprised of three themes: (a) Taking on New Roles: Being Recognized, (b) Seeing the Possibilities: &quot;When you know better you do better,&quot; and (c) Taking Action: &quot;It starts with us!&quot; These patterns and themes are unique to this study and contribute significantly to the CHA body of knowledge.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:19:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:19:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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