Utilizing Community-Based Collaborative Action Research to Identify and Address Barriers to Health for Women and Girls of Color

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160135
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Utilizing Community-Based Collaborative Action Research to Identify and Address Barriers to Health for Women and Girls of Color
Abstract:
Utilizing Community-Based Collaborative Action Research to Identify and Address Barriers to Health for Women and Girls of Color
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Pharris, Margaret, PhD, MPH, MSN, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:College of St Catherine
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Nursing Department, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St Paul, MN, 55105, USA
Contact Telephone:651-690-6572
Objective : The purpose of this research was to establish a
methodology to identify and address the major barriers to health for women
and girls of color. Background: In 2001 a Community Center of Excellence in Women's Health
formed a partnership with a local college to conduct action research.
Newman's theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness was extended to the
community level for health pattern recognition. Methods A community-based collaborative action research (CBCAR)
methodology was established to engage women and girls in a dialogic
process to discern major barriers to health. The process enabled women to
take control of formulating the research question, learn CBCAR research
methodology, engage with researchers in analyzing data for major themes,
dialogue with the larger community to discern the meaning of findings, and
design action steps. Racism was identified as the major barrier to health.
Focus groups were conducted to explore meaningful experiences of racism,
health, and well-being. A member of the Black Story Teller's Alliance
assisted in weaving findings into a narrative to be performed back to the
community as a validity check and a way to engage others in discerning how
to re-pattern community health and eliminate racism. Results: Participants
reported that health is more than the absence of disease and racism is
pervasive and results in higher levels of stress, depression, and physical
symptoms. They described not being understood or touched by health care
providers. They want providers who look like them and who know them and
understand their cultural practices. Lessons Learned: CBCAR from an HEC praxis perspective is a powerful
nursing process to engage communities in gaining insight into their
situation and taking action to improve health.
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.titleUtilizing Community-Based Collaborative Action Research to Identify and Address Barriers to Health for Women and Girls of Coloren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160135-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Utilizing Community-Based Collaborative Action Research to Identify and Address Barriers to Health for Women and Girls of Color</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">Pharris, Margaret, PhD, MPH, MSN, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">College of St Catherine</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Nursing Department, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St Paul, MN, 55105, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">651-690-6572</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mdpharris@stkate.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective : The purpose of this research was to establish a <br/> methodology to identify and address the major barriers to health for women <br/> and girls of color. Background: In 2001 a Community Center of Excellence in Women's Health <br/> formed a partnership with a local college to conduct action research. <br/> Newman's theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness was extended to the <br/> community level for health pattern recognition. Methods A community-based collaborative action research (CBCAR) <br/> methodology was established to engage women and girls in a dialogic <br/> process to discern major barriers to health. The process enabled women to <br/> take control of formulating the research question, learn CBCAR research <br/> methodology, engage with researchers in analyzing data for major themes, <br/> dialogue with the larger community to discern the meaning of findings, and <br/> design action steps. Racism was identified as the major barrier to health. <br/> Focus groups were conducted to explore meaningful experiences of racism, <br/> health, and well-being. A member of the Black Story Teller's Alliance <br/> assisted in weaving findings into a narrative to be performed back to the <br/> community as a validity check and a way to engage others in discerning how <br/> to re-pattern community health and eliminate racism. Results: Participants <br/> reported that health is more than the absence of disease and racism is <br/> pervasive and results in higher levels of stress, depression, and physical <br/> symptoms. They described not being understood or touched by health care <br/> providers. They want providers who look like them and who know them and <br/> understand their cultural practices. Lessons Learned: CBCAR from an HEC praxis perspective is a powerful <br/> nursing process to engage communities in gaining insight into their <br/> situation and taking action to improve health.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:39:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:39:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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