Transforming Maternity Care in the Dominican Republic: An International Nursing Collaboration

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156546
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Presentation
Title:
Transforming Maternity Care in the Dominican Republic: An International Nursing Collaboration
Abstract:
Transforming Maternity Care in the Dominican Republic: An International Nursing Collaboration
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Foster, Jennifer, CNM, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
Co-Authors:Rosa Burgos, MSN, MS
This presentation reports upon one aspect of an international nursing and nurse- midwifery education, research, and health profession interchange project (Proyecto ADAMES) currently underway in one hospital in the Dominican Republic (DR). The project serves as a working example of Newman's theoretical concept of health as expanding consciousness, applied to a group of auxiliary maternity nurses who attend 95% of the vaginal deliveries in the public hospital. The education component evolved from an evaluation (by invitation by the nursing leadership in the Dominican Republic) from a US team of nurse-midwives in 2002. The outcome of this initial evaluation resulted in a mutually agreed upon plan for a series of educational conferences, conducted by nurse-midwifery faculty and labor and delivery nurses in the United States, designed for nurse auxiliaries. Additionally a professional interchange allows US based health providers a preliminary volunteer experience in international health and Spanish language immersion. The research component of the project conducted from June 2004 to March 2005 uses a team based method of inquiry by a Dominican and North American team to listen to auxiliary nurses narrate their understanding of the quality of care in their setting, how they envision change, and their own agency in bringing it about. The auxiliary nurses have identified systematic patterns in maternity care; the process of working side by side with nurses outside the DR has led to a diminished sense of resignation about maternal mortality. Reproductive health and human rights discourse has come alive for these auxiliary nurses as they witness the global concern for maternal-child health and experience the caring presence of other nurses in their transformation.
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.titleTransforming Maternity Care in the Dominican Republic: An International Nursing Collaborationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156546-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Transforming Maternity Care in the Dominican Republic: An International Nursing Collaboration</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Foster, Jennifer, CNM, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Massachusetts, Amherst</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jwfoster@nursing.umass.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Rosa Burgos, MSN, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This presentation reports upon one aspect of an international nursing and nurse- midwifery education, research, and health profession interchange project (Proyecto ADAMES) currently underway in one hospital in the Dominican Republic (DR). The project serves as a working example of Newman's theoretical concept of health as expanding consciousness, applied to a group of auxiliary maternity nurses who attend 95% of the vaginal deliveries in the public hospital. The education component evolved from an evaluation (by invitation by the nursing leadership in the Dominican Republic) from a US team of nurse-midwives in 2002. The outcome of this initial evaluation resulted in a mutually agreed upon plan for a series of educational conferences, conducted by nurse-midwifery faculty and labor and delivery nurses in the United States, designed for nurse auxiliaries. Additionally a professional interchange allows US based health providers a preliminary volunteer experience in international health and Spanish language immersion. The research component of the project conducted from June 2004 to March 2005 uses a team based method of inquiry by a Dominican and North American team to listen to auxiliary nurses narrate their understanding of the quality of care in their setting, how they envision change, and their own agency in bringing it about. The auxiliary nurses have identified systematic patterns in maternity care; the process of working side by side with nurses outside the DR has led to a diminished sense of resignation about maternal mortality. Reproductive health and human rights discourse has come alive for these auxiliary nurses as they witness the global concern for maternal-child health and experience the caring presence of other nurses in their transformation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:53:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:53:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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