WHAT DO REFLCTIVE STUDENT JOURNALS INDICATE ABOUT INVOLVEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL MISSION WORK?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159969
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Presentation
Title:
WHAT DO REFLCTIVE STUDENT JOURNALS INDICATE ABOUT INVOLVEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL MISSION WORK?
Abstract:
WHAT DO REFLCTIVE STUDENT JOURNALS INDICATE ABOUT INVOLVEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL MISSION WORK?
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Wilcox, Jeana, PhD, RN, CNS, SANE
P.I. Institution Name:Graceland University
Title:School of Nursing
Contact Address:1401 West Truman Road, Independence, MO, 64081, USA
Contact Telephone:816-225-8013
Co-Authors:J. Wilcox, School of Nursing, Graceland University, Independence, MO;
Service learning has become an important part of the university experience for many students. A fascination with other cultures and desire to help less fortunate people often lead professional students to sign up for oversees experiences during training. Reasons students may engage in oversees service learning are surely varied. The personal impact of such an experience must provide some recognizable themes and interesting perspectives from the students' points of view. Analysis of reflective journals can enlighten educators about the motivations and experiences related to service learning. The purpose of this study was to analyze student journals from a Transcultural Nursing Experience course offered at a Midwestern University from 2004-2009. Reflective student journals were analyzed to determine themes related to student feelings and experiences during a short-term medical mission experience. After students gave consent for journal entries to be copied and transcribed, the entries were analyzed through qualitative analysis using Excel software to determine the emergence of aggregate themes. The author was open to any themes that emerged from the analysis but anticipated the following potential themes: culture shock, health care disparities, sanitation needs, and spiritual enlightenment. Results of the qualitative analysis of student journals will be discussed. This study will provide an initial look at specific reflective themes from the student experience of oversees service learning projects. Continued research will assist the instructor in modifying trip preparations and assessing student learning outcomes of the trip.
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.titleWHAT DO REFLCTIVE STUDENT JOURNALS INDICATE ABOUT INVOLVEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL MISSION WORK?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159969-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">WHAT DO REFLCTIVE STUDENT JOURNALS INDICATE ABOUT INVOLVEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL MISSION WORK?</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wilcox, Jeana, PhD, RN, CNS, SANE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Graceland University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1401 West Truman Road, Independence, MO, 64081, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">816-225-8013</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jwilcox@graceland.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">J. Wilcox, School of Nursing, Graceland University, Independence, MO;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Service learning has become an important part of the university experience for many students. A fascination with other cultures and desire to help less fortunate people often lead professional students to sign up for oversees experiences during training. Reasons students may engage in oversees service learning are surely varied. The personal impact of such an experience must provide some recognizable themes and interesting perspectives from the students' points of view. Analysis of reflective journals can enlighten educators about the motivations and experiences related to service learning. The purpose of this study was to analyze student journals from a Transcultural Nursing Experience course offered at a Midwestern University from 2004-2009. Reflective student journals were analyzed to determine themes related to student feelings and experiences during a short-term medical mission experience. After students gave consent for journal entries to be copied and transcribed, the entries were analyzed through qualitative analysis using Excel software to determine the emergence of aggregate themes. The author was open to any themes that emerged from the analysis but anticipated the following potential themes: culture shock, health care disparities, sanitation needs, and spiritual enlightenment. Results of the qualitative analysis of student journals will be discussed. This study will provide an initial look at specific reflective themes from the student experience of oversees service learning projects. Continued research will assist the instructor in modifying trip preparations and assessing student learning outcomes of the trip.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:30:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:30:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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