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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155260
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Community Nursing: Service Learning in Ghana
Abstract:
Community Nursing: Service Learning in Ghana
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:McMarlin, Susan A., RN, BSN, MSN, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:University of North Florida
Title:Visiting Assistant Professor
[Research Presentation] Seven nursing students and an instructor will join an interdisciplinary Honor's course, which culminates with three-weeks in Ghana. Instead of learning vicariously about challenges of a developing country, these students will link classroom content with actual visits. An ethnographical study is planned to evaluate occurrence of transformational learning. The location is a maternity clinic close to Tamale, Ghana. The clinic is owned by a midwife, who is on the teaching staff at a nearby hospital. In Ghana, midwives birth babies, remove guinea worms, treat malaria, suture wounds, and provide other services. Maternity clinics serve as "scaled down" hospitals, complete with maternity rooms and emergency areas.áThese clinics, especially in rural areas, often host the only medical personnel available for miles. The instructor is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and an experienced maternity and community nurse.áIn addition to interdisciplinary classes which focus on economic and political issues, the nurses will participate in health-related classes taught by the instructor. Examples of topics include universal precautions and emergency childbirth. She will precede the students' arrival to assure nursing opportunities in the clinic and nearby villages. Student nurses will be invited to participate in three focus groups during the semester:áfirst week; last week; and conclusion of the experience.áThey will be asked to respond to open-ended questions, which focus on course objectives: increased sense of personal satisfaction; professional growth; increased awareness of unmet health needs in the world; and preparation for nursing practice in a diverse health care environment. Community nursing is devoted to service learning including opportunities in international locations. A health issue in another country moralistically and realistically impacts nursing. We belong to the global community, and world health problems are an international flight away. This study is expected to yield information about perceptions regarding the impact of "lived experiences".
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.titleCommunity Nursing: Service Learning in Ghanaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155260-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Community Nursing: Service Learning in Ghana</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McMarlin, Susan A., RN, BSN, MSN, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of North Florida</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Visiting Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">smcmarli@unf.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Seven nursing students and an instructor will join an interdisciplinary Honor's course, which culminates with three-weeks in Ghana. Instead of learning vicariously about challenges of a developing country, these students will link classroom content with actual visits. An ethnographical study is planned to evaluate occurrence of transformational learning. The location is a maternity clinic close to Tamale, Ghana. The clinic is owned by a midwife, who is on the teaching staff at a nearby hospital. In Ghana, midwives birth babies, remove guinea worms, treat malaria, suture wounds, and provide other services. Maternity clinics serve as &quot;scaled down&quot; hospitals, complete with maternity rooms and emergency areas.&aacute;These clinics, especially in rural areas, often host the only medical personnel available for miles. The instructor is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and an experienced maternity and community nurse.&aacute;In addition to interdisciplinary classes which focus on economic and political issues, the nurses will participate in health-related classes taught by the instructor. Examples of topics include universal precautions and emergency childbirth. She will precede the students' arrival to assure nursing opportunities in the clinic and nearby villages. Student nurses will be invited to participate in three focus groups during the semester:&aacute;first week; last week; and conclusion of the experience.&aacute;They will be asked to respond to open-ended questions, which focus on course objectives: increased sense of personal satisfaction; professional growth; increased awareness of unmet health needs in the world; and preparation for nursing practice in a diverse health care environment. Community nursing is devoted to service learning including opportunities in international locations. A health issue in another country moralistically and realistically impacts nursing. We belong to the global community, and world health problems are an international flight away. This study is expected to yield information about perceptions regarding the impact of &quot;lived experiences&quot;.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:40:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:40:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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