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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158433
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Trends in Community Health Representatives' Roles
Abstract:
Trends in Community Health Representatives' Roles
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Tyree, Elizabeth, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of North Dakota
Contact Address:430 Oxford Street, Stop 9025, Grand Forks, ND, 58202, USA
Contact Telephone:701-777-4522
Co-Authors:E.A. Tyree, Family and Commuity Nursing, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND;
The American Indian Community Health Representative (CHR) program was developed in 1968 to provide outreach services on reservations. Training for the role in the early days was six weeks long and included basic plumbing and auto mechanic skills, among others. The role was that of a "Jack of all trades." Expectations of CHRs to be all things to all people continue in reservation communities. This participatory action research study, informed by the ethno-nursing method of Madeleine Leininger, discovered how the role of CHRs has changed since 1968. The research followed 11 years of involvement by faculty and staff of the University of North Dakota Nursing Center aimed at reducing complications of diabetes among reservation populations. CHRs, elders and recent trainers of CHRs were interviewed for current perspectives on the CHR role. Professionalization of the role emerged with greater CHR activity in home care, case management and follow up of medication use in the home.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTrends in Community Health Representatives' Rolesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158433-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Trends in Community Health Representatives' Roles</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tyree, Elizabeth, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of North Dakota</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">430 Oxford Street, Stop 9025, Grand Forks, ND, 58202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">701-777-4522</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">liztyree@mail.und.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">E.A. Tyree, Family and Commuity Nursing, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The American Indian Community Health Representative (CHR) program was developed in 1968 to provide outreach services on reservations. Training for the role in the early days was six weeks long and included basic plumbing and auto mechanic skills, among others. The role was that of a &quot;Jack of all trades.&quot; Expectations of CHRs to be all things to all people continue in reservation communities. This participatory action research study, informed by the ethno-nursing method of Madeleine Leininger, discovered how the role of CHRs has changed since 1968. The research followed 11 years of involvement by faculty and staff of the University of North Dakota Nursing Center aimed at reducing complications of diabetes among reservation populations. CHRs, elders and recent trainers of CHRs were interviewed for current perspectives on the CHR role. Professionalization of the role emerged with greater CHR activity in home care, case management and follow up of medication use in the home.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:02:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:02:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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