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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161932
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Brazilian Perioperative Nursing in Haiti
Author(s):
Palazzo, Soraya; Jost Mario Dias da Silva
Author Details:
Soraya Palazzo, MS, RN, Centro Universitario, Sao Camilo, Brazil, email: enfcentrocirurgico@saocamilo-sp.br; Jost Mario Dias da Silva
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: In 2009, a great catastrophe devastated Haiti, an earthquake that shocked the entire country and the whole world. In Brazil, an opportunity arose to participate in a humanitarian mission to Haiti, working as a volunteer surgical center nurse. I decided to accept the challenge and embarked with a group of different specialists to assist the Haitians who had been battered and shaken by the catastrophe. This study proposes to narrate the experience of a perioperative nursing volunteer to a country that suffered an earthquake that was such a wide-ranging natural catastrophe. The research is non-experimental, exploratory, descriptive, and documentary in nature. The data were obtained during a humanitarian mission carried out after an earthquake in Haiti. The physical presence of the researcher permitted direct observation of the group being studied, and data and information were obtained through reports, photographs, research of scientific articles, and key word searches in the electronic communication media using earthquake/Haiti. The result of this study is the narration of perioperative nursing care provided to surgical patients, victims of the earthquake in Haiti, and the accounts of this Brazilian nurse in his day-to-day activities in that country. I witnessed an abundance of sad scenes and scenes of dire need. Homeless people slept by the roadside in improvised tents, donated by the United Nations Organization (UN) and nongovernmental organizations. We worked in improvised surgical rooms, lacking even the most basic technological and material resources. Because of the earthquake, many people lost their houses and their families. A host of needs sprang to the forefront: health, living quarters, sanitation, and education. There were many challenges I faced outside my homeland, and when I went there I had no idea what awaited me. However, the important thing was that upon leaving I had a sense of mission accomplished and the happiness of seeing a smile stamped on the face of someone who had hoped for a helping hand, reaching out in solidarity. Nonetheless, we left there with a sense of impotence, for even though we accomplished a lot, it was still so little in light of the needs presented. Haiti already lacked a structured health care service, and the situation became much worse with the catastrophe. The only solution is humanitarian aid. Nursing practice in Haiti involves many different issues, and there are so many obstacles.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBrazilian Perioperative Nursing in Haitien_GB
dc.contributor.authorPalazzo, Sorayaen_US
dc.contributor.authorJost Mario Dias da Silvaen_US
dc.author.detailsSoraya Palazzo, MS, RN, Centro Universitario, Sao Camilo, Brazil, email: enfcentrocirurgico@saocamilo-sp.br; Jost Mario Dias da Silvaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161932-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: In 2009, a great catastrophe devastated Haiti, an earthquake that shocked the entire country and the whole world. In Brazil, an opportunity arose to participate in a humanitarian mission to Haiti, working as a volunteer surgical center nurse. I decided to accept the challenge and embarked with a group of different specialists to assist the Haitians who had been battered and shaken by the catastrophe. This study proposes to narrate the experience of a perioperative nursing volunteer to a country that suffered an earthquake that was such a wide-ranging natural catastrophe. The research is non-experimental, exploratory, descriptive, and documentary in nature. The data were obtained during a humanitarian mission carried out after an earthquake in Haiti. The physical presence of the researcher permitted direct observation of the group being studied, and data and information were obtained through reports, photographs, research of scientific articles, and key word searches in the electronic communication media using earthquake/Haiti. The result of this study is the narration of perioperative nursing care provided to surgical patients, victims of the earthquake in Haiti, and the accounts of this Brazilian nurse in his day-to-day activities in that country. I witnessed an abundance of sad scenes and scenes of dire need. Homeless people slept by the roadside in improvised tents, donated by the United Nations Organization (UN) and nongovernmental organizations. We worked in improvised surgical rooms, lacking even the most basic technological and material resources. Because of the earthquake, many people lost their houses and their families. A host of needs sprang to the forefront: health, living quarters, sanitation, and education. There were many challenges I faced outside my homeland, and when I went there I had no idea what awaited me. However, the important thing was that upon leaving I had a sense of mission accomplished and the happiness of seeing a smile stamped on the face of someone who had hoped for a helping hand, reaching out in solidarity. Nonetheless, we left there with a sense of impotence, for even though we accomplished a lot, it was still so little in light of the needs presented. Haiti already lacked a structured health care service, and the situation became much worse with the catastrophe. The only solution is humanitarian aid. Nursing practice in Haiti involves many different issues, and there are so many obstacles.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:43:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:43:00Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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