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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155111
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Service Learning in Australia: Examining Global Healthcare Issues
Abstract:
Service Learning in Australia: Examining Global Healthcare Issues
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Johnson, Amy Nagorski, RNC, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Delaware
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Nursing students complete coursework that examines global healthcare issues, cultural considerations, and population needs, yet may not recognize the responsibility to the community and society at large when their view of the world has not been challenged. Purpose: This study program in Cairns, Australia had students working with aboriginal people to complete assessments and implement health promotion projects based on needs. The goals of the project were: to assess the healthcare needs of the aboriginal people and to examine healthcare beliefs and practices from a global perspective. Sample: Junior and senior-level nursing students Project Development: Faculty established contacts in Cairns through networking with staff at the Royal Flying Doctors Service and the Base Hospital. Healthcare needs of the aboriginal community were discussed before negotiating the development of activities for the students. Moreover, Australian nurses, educators, and healthcare administrators not only facilitated student opportunities to gain knowledge on the aboriginal people in Cairns, but planned clinical observations, hospital tours, and question-and-answer sessions with the staff to improve the student understanding of healthcare issues in Australia. The project engaged students in assessing community needs in a country they were not familiar and with people with different cultural beliefs, practices, and lifestyles. Students worked in completing the needs assessments at the Center for Diabetes, but quickly discovered that communication skills were important areas of learning and growth in this project. Students struggled to complete assessments, realizing that aboriginal people were not open communicators and did not ask health-related questions. These findings directed the development of diabetic informational learning aids specifically for aboriginal people that included handouts and posters for use at the clinic. Results: Student returning from Australia shared their experiences with students to aid in the understanding of differences in health beliefs and practices, as well as health problems.
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.titleService Learning in Australia: Examining Global Healthcare Issuesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155111-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Service Learning in Australia: Examining Global Healthcare Issues</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Johnson, Amy Nagorski, RNC, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Delaware</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Ajohnson@udel.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Nursing students complete coursework that examines global healthcare issues, cultural considerations, and population needs, yet may not recognize the responsibility to the community and society at large when their view of the world has not been challenged. Purpose: This study program in Cairns, Australia had students working with aboriginal people to complete assessments and implement health promotion projects based on needs. The goals of the project were: to assess the healthcare needs of the aboriginal people and to examine healthcare beliefs and practices from a global perspective. Sample: Junior and senior-level nursing students Project Development: Faculty established contacts in Cairns through networking with staff at the Royal Flying Doctors Service and the Base Hospital. Healthcare needs of the aboriginal community were discussed before negotiating the development of activities for the students. Moreover, Australian nurses, educators, and healthcare administrators not only facilitated student opportunities to gain knowledge on the aboriginal people in Cairns, but planned clinical observations, hospital tours, and question-and-answer sessions with the staff to improve the student understanding of healthcare issues in Australia. The project engaged students in assessing community needs in a country they were not familiar and with people with different cultural beliefs, practices, and lifestyles. Students worked in completing the needs assessments at the Center for Diabetes, but quickly discovered that communication skills were important areas of learning and growth in this project. Students struggled to complete assessments, realizing that aboriginal people were not open communicators and did not ask health-related questions. These findings directed the development of diabetic informational learning aids specifically for aboriginal people that included handouts and posters for use at the clinic. Results: Student returning from Australia shared their experiences with students to aid in the understanding of differences in health beliefs and practices, as well as health problems.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:32:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:32:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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