CROSSING CULTURAL BARRIERS IN THE COMMUNITY TO INCREASE PRE-INCIDENT SCREENING FOR DISADVANTAGED GROUPS

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164802
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
CROSSING CULTURAL BARRIERS IN THE COMMUNITY TO INCREASE PRE-INCIDENT SCREENING FOR DISADVANTAGED GROUPS
Author(s):
Scott, Trina; Senter, Melanie; Anderson, Paula; Vela, Georgia; Rose, Bonnie
Author Details:
Trina Scott, RN, BSN, OCN, Oncology OCN, Moncrief Cancer Resources/UT Southwestern Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, email: trina.scott@moncrief.com; Melanie Senter, RN; Paula Anderson, RN, MN, OCN; Georgia Vela, RN, WHNP; Bonnie Rose, RN, BSN, OCN
Abstract:
Education: The lack of minority response to free screenings prompted Moncrief Cancer Resources to restructure our efforts. Cultural differences and beliefs within a minority population can present challenges for nurse educators when promoting breast health. According to demographic data reported for Tarrant County in 2006, the minority population was estimated to be 38%. Within this minority population group, 24% were recorded to be Hispanic, and 14% were identified as African American. The goal of our intervention was to provide education to these minority groups on breast health, as well as expand our breast health navigation program to the under-served groups of Tarrant County. In response to the community educational need, Moncrief employed a Hispanic bilingual/bi-cultural nurse as a Breast Health Advocate. Moncrief also partnered with a lifetime board member from the American Cancer Society who is an African American community advocate, and breast cancer survivor. She assists our community liaison with recruitment of site locations targeting African American women for cancer screenings. In addition, the Early Detection Coordinator and the Breast Health Advocate have presented breast educational programs to local Girls Clubs representing predominantly multi-generational households. A breast health educational DVD was given to each participant in their preferred language. A culturally appropriate educational presentation was given to a Parents as Teachersö group where 99% of the attendees were Hispanic. UT Southwestern/Moncrief Cancer Resources has documented an increase in patients seeking information and assistance with their breast health issues and concerns from the community. Over 300 women have been navigated this past year who were referred to us from the community. Breast health issues were the primary concern in 33% of these women. By crossing some cultural barriers to the under-served minority population in Tarrant County, we have expanded our ability to educate and navigate women who otherwise would not have the means to receive this vital nursing guidance.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This 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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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCROSSING CULTURAL BARRIERS IN THE COMMUNITY TO INCREASE PRE-INCIDENT SCREENING FOR DISADVANTAGED GROUPSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorScott, Trinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSenter, Melanieen_US
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Paulaen_US
dc.contributor.authorVela, Georgiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRose, Bonnieen_US
dc.author.detailsTrina Scott, RN, BSN, OCN, Oncology OCN, Moncrief Cancer Resources/UT Southwestern Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, email: trina.scott@moncrief.com; Melanie Senter, RN; Paula Anderson, RN, MN, OCN; Georgia Vela, RN, WHNP; Bonnie Rose, RN, BSN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164802-
dc.description.abstractEducation: The lack of minority response to free screenings prompted Moncrief Cancer Resources to restructure our efforts. Cultural differences and beliefs within a minority population can present challenges for nurse educators when promoting breast health. According to demographic data reported for Tarrant County in 2006, the minority population was estimated to be 38%. Within this minority population group, 24% were recorded to be Hispanic, and 14% were identified as African American. The goal of our intervention was to provide education to these minority groups on breast health, as well as expand our breast health navigation program to the under-served groups of Tarrant County. In response to the community educational need, Moncrief employed a Hispanic bilingual/bi-cultural nurse as a Breast Health Advocate. Moncrief also partnered with a lifetime board member from the American Cancer Society who is an African American community advocate, and breast cancer survivor. She assists our community liaison with recruitment of site locations targeting African American women for cancer screenings. In addition, the Early Detection Coordinator and the Breast Health Advocate have presented breast educational programs to local Girls Clubs representing predominantly multi-generational households. A breast health educational DVD was given to each participant in their preferred language. A culturally appropriate educational presentation was given to a Parents as Teachersö group where 99% of the attendees were Hispanic. UT Southwestern/Moncrief Cancer Resources has documented an increase in patients seeking information and assistance with their breast health issues and concerns from the community. Over 300 women have been navigated this past year who were referred to us from the community. Breast health issues were the primary concern in 33% of these women. By crossing some cultural barriers to the under-served minority population in Tarrant County, we have expanded our ability to educate and navigate women who otherwise would not have the means to receive this vital nursing guidance.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:07:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:07:16Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_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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