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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160494
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Transcultural learning experiences: Confirmation of a model
Abstract:
Transcultural learning experiences: Confirmation of a model
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Twibell, Renee, DNS/DNSc/DSN
P.I. Institution Name:Ball State University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, Muncie, IN, 47304, USA
Contact Telephone:765.285.1163
Culturally congruent nursing care is enhanced through immersion experiences that develop cultural sensitivity (Leininger, 1995). However, little knowledge exists for facilitating and evaluating transcultural experiences. This study proposed to confirm a model of transcultural experiences that emerged from grounded theory investigations (Ryan, Twibell & Bennett, 2000). The model's primary dimensions were (a) situational factors, including prior experiences; (b) modifying factors, including the site; (c) transitional factors, including coping strategies; and (d) outcomes, including personal and professional growth. For confirmation, the model's perceptual dimensions were operationalized by 34 items (Cronbach's=0.80, 0.88). Six items elicited rank ordering of dimensions by importance. Nursing students (n=25, n=29) completed the instrument immediately after immersion experiences. Over half often experienced 27 of the 34 target perceptions. Strongest consensus was noted on the dimensions of personal growth and specific coping responses. By ranking, the best facilitators of a positive transcultural experience were prior preparation and experiences, communication skills, and using humor. Most significant outcomes were changes in personal outlook and increased insight into culturally diverse clients. The model was confirmed with slight revisions. Further study will test hypotheses from the model, which can guide nursing leaders in developing experiences that enhance multicultural nursing practice.
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.titleTranscultural learning experiences: Confirmation of a modelen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160494-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Transcultural learning experiences: Confirmation of a model</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Twibell, Renee, DNS/DNSc/DSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Ball State University</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">School of Nursing, Muncie, IN, 47304, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">765.285.1163</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rtwibell@bsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Culturally congruent nursing care is enhanced through immersion experiences that develop cultural sensitivity (Leininger, 1995). However, little knowledge exists for facilitating and evaluating transcultural experiences. This study proposed to confirm a model of transcultural experiences that emerged from grounded theory investigations (Ryan, Twibell &amp; Bennett, 2000). The model's primary dimensions were (a) situational factors, including prior experiences; (b) modifying factors, including the site; (c) transitional factors, including coping strategies; and (d) outcomes, including personal and professional growth. For confirmation, the model's perceptual dimensions were operationalized by 34 items (Cronbach's=0.80, 0.88). Six items elicited rank ordering of dimensions by importance. Nursing students (n=25, n=29) completed the instrument immediately after immersion experiences. Over half often experienced 27 of the 34 target perceptions. Strongest consensus was noted on the dimensions of personal growth and specific coping responses. By ranking, the best facilitators of a positive transcultural experience were prior preparation and experiences, communication skills, and using humor. Most significant outcomes were changes in personal outlook and increased insight into culturally diverse clients. The model was confirmed with slight revisions. Further study will test hypotheses from the model, which can guide nursing leaders in developing experiences that enhance multicultural nursing practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:59:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:59:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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