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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159308
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Sense of Community Among Immigrant Latinas
Abstract:
A Sense of Community Among Immigrant Latinas
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Bathum, Mary Elizabeth
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin - Madison
Title:Family Nurse Practitioner
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53705, USA
Contact Telephone:608 236-4231
Co-Authors:Linda Baumann, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Immigration can mean an escape from economic deprivation and hope for a better future, yet it can also lead to the loss of social networks, family, and community ties. People who migrate from countries and cultures where a sense of community has been an important part of how they perceive their world may be most affected by this change. The disruption and change that takes place in a peoples' sense of community as they migrate from sociocentric cultures and adjust to life in the United States may be one of the reasons for increasing health disparities in these populations. The purpose of this study was to explore qualitatively the experience of immigration from the perspective of Latinas. A sense of community and its four components (membership, influence, integration and shared emotional connections) was used as the conceptual framework. Ten semi-structured interviews were conducted (8 in Spanish, 2 in English) with women from Mexico, Peru, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico who immigrated to a mid-sized, Midwestern city. The qualitative software of N*6 was used to analyze their experiences of immigration and its affect on their sense of community. Four processes were identified: 1) to reconcile the loss of their homeland sense of community; 2) to identify what impedes a new sense of community from developing; 3) to participate in what builds and develops the new sense of community; and 4) to learn to trust the new community's influence on health and health promoting activities. The findings suggest the importance for nurses to address sense of community when conducting community-based health interventions with immigrant women. (Poster Presentation)
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.titleA Sense of Community Among Immigrant Latinasen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159308-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Sense of Community Among Immigrant Latinas</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bathum, Mary Elizabeth</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin - Madison</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Family Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53705, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">608 236-4231</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mebathum@wisc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Linda Baumann, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin - Madison</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Immigration can mean an escape from economic deprivation and hope for a better future, yet it can also lead to the loss of social networks, family, and community ties. People who migrate from countries and cultures where a sense of community has been an important part of how they perceive their world may be most affected by this change. The disruption and change that takes place in a peoples' sense of community as they migrate from sociocentric cultures and adjust to life in the United States may be one of the reasons for increasing health disparities in these populations. The purpose of this study was to explore qualitatively the experience of immigration from the perspective of Latinas. A sense of community and its four components (membership, influence, integration and shared emotional connections) was used as the conceptual framework. Ten semi-structured interviews were conducted (8 in Spanish, 2 in English) with women from Mexico, Peru, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico who immigrated to a mid-sized, Midwestern city. The qualitative software of N*6 was used to analyze their experiences of immigration and its affect on their sense of community. Four processes were identified: 1) to reconcile the loss of their homeland sense of community; 2) to identify what impedes a new sense of community from developing; 3) to participate in what builds and develops the new sense of community; and 4) to learn to trust the new community's influence on health and health promoting activities. The findings suggest the importance for nurses to address sense of community when conducting community-based health interventions with immigrant women. (Poster Presentation)</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:53:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:53:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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