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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161282
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Impact of Academic Nurse-Managed Centers on Communities
Abstract:
Impact of Academic Nurse-Managed Centers on Communities
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Barkauskas, Violet, PhD, RN, FAAN
Title: Associate Professor of Nursing
Contact Address:SON, 400 N. Ingalls -Room 3184, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA
Co-Authors:Joanne Pohl, CS, PhD ,FAAN, Associate Dean for Community Partnership; Ramona Benkert, PhD, RN, CS, Assistant Professor; Lynn Breer, PhD, Program Coordinator; Andrea Bostrom, PhD, RN, Associate Dean of Academic Programs
While clients' satisfaction with care provided in Academic Nurse-Managed Centers (ANMCs) is high, there is limited documentation about the overall impact of ANMCs on communities as a whole. Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to present community members' responses about the impact of ANMCs on the overall community as well as the quality of care provided in them. Subjects: Separate focus groups of community stakeholders were held for seven ANMCs. Participants totaled 43 and included clients, advisory board members, community residents, and members of local organizations also serving the community. Method: Participants in the seven focus groups responded to nine questions regarding the impact of the centers on their communities, community's needs, and recommendations for center development. Persons not directly affiliated with the centers led these groups. Comments from the focus groups were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed according to themes. Results: Participants' comments indicated a high level of satisfaction with the centers themselves as well as the personnel within them. A number of participants indicated that the centers provided accessible essential care, and that access to care would be significantly compromised if the center were not available. Most of the centers were recognized for their outreach efforts into the communities served. Discussion/Conclusion: Community members recognized the positive impact of the ANMCs on their communities. Representative comments indicated that ANMCs can be an important mechanism of reaching and serving hard to reach and underserved populations, i.e., an important safety net within communities with limited access to traditional health care services.
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.titleImpact of Academic Nurse-Managed Centers on Communitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161282-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Impact of Academic Nurse-Managed Centers on Communities</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Barkauskas, Violet, PhD, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value"> Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 400 N. Ingalls -Room 3184, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Joanne Pohl, CS, PhD ,FAAN, Associate Dean for Community Partnership; Ramona Benkert, PhD, RN, CS, Assistant Professor; Lynn Breer, PhD, Program Coordinator; Andrea Bostrom, PhD, RN, Associate Dean of Academic Programs </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">While clients' satisfaction with care provided in Academic Nurse-Managed Centers (ANMCs) is high, there is limited documentation about the overall impact of ANMCs on communities as a whole. Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to present community members' responses about the impact of ANMCs on the overall community as well as the quality of care provided in them. Subjects: Separate focus groups of community stakeholders were held for seven ANMCs. Participants totaled 43 and included clients, advisory board members, community residents, and members of local organizations also serving the community. Method: Participants in the seven focus groups responded to nine questions regarding the impact of the centers on their communities, community's needs, and recommendations for center development. Persons not directly affiliated with the centers led these groups. Comments from the focus groups were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed according to themes. Results: Participants' comments indicated a high level of satisfaction with the centers themselves as well as the personnel within them. A number of participants indicated that the centers provided accessible essential care, and that access to care would be significantly compromised if the center were not available. Most of the centers were recognized for their outreach efforts into the communities served. Discussion/Conclusion: Community members recognized the positive impact of the ANMCs on their communities. Representative comments indicated that ANMCs can be an important mechanism of reaching and serving hard to reach and underserved populations, i.e., an important safety net within communities with limited access to traditional health care services.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:18:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:18:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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