Considerations for Successful International Collaboration: An Exemplar in Breast and Cervical Health Between Nicaraguan and U.S. Nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164872
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Considerations for Successful International Collaboration: An Exemplar in Breast and Cervical Health Between Nicaraguan and U.S. Nurses
Author(s):
Lockhart, Joan
Author Details:
Joan Lockhart, PhD, Professor and Chair, BSN Program/Doctoral Faculty, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: lockhart@duq.edu
Abstract:
Background/Rationale: Prevention and early detection of breast and cervical cancer has been cited as a health priority in developing countries such as Nicaragua. Oncology nurses can positively influence the outcomes of cancer health programs designed for underserved high-risk women by developing culturally appropriate intervention strategies in partnership with colleagues from other countries. This emphasis on international collaboration is reflected in the ONS Educational Blueprint (2000), as well as efforts of the UICC and ISNCC. This strive for global quality cancer health has also been recognized in the recent ONS Strategic Plan for 2002-2003. In order for international collaboration to positively impact cancer health outcomes, it is vital that nurses involved in such activities not only understand possible challenges they may face, but are prepared to effectively manage them. Methods/Practices: The purpose of this presentation is to recommend considerations (suggestions) for oncology nurses considering international collaborative initiatives. These suggestions are based on experiences encountered during a series of six funded education and research-focused projects conducted since 1995 between Nicaraguan, US, and Puerto Rican nurses. Two projects were coordinated with nurses from the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health, two were implemented with faculty from Nicaraguan schools of nursing, and two projects combined nurses from both service and education settings. Outcomes of each of these projects will be discussed in light of their long-term contributions to the development of a breast and cervical cancer health project for high-risk underserved Nicaraguan women. Interpretation: Several "Considerations for Successful Collaboration" will be offered based on a retrospective evaluation of experiences encountered while implementing these projects. Specific examples of challenges faced and effective solutions will provide participants with practical guidance in international collaborative program development. Discussion: An umbrella of opportunities exists for oncology nurses to partner with nurses from other countries to strengthen global quality cancer health. Considerations derived from personal challenges encountered in projects with Nicaragua may expedite future work.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleConsiderations for Successful International Collaboration: An Exemplar in Breast and Cervical Health Between Nicaraguan and U.S. Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLockhart, Joanen_US
dc.author.detailsJoan Lockhart, PhD, Professor and Chair, BSN Program/Doctoral Faculty, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: lockhart@duq.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164872-
dc.description.abstractBackground/Rationale: Prevention and early detection of breast and cervical cancer has been cited as a health priority in developing countries such as Nicaragua. Oncology nurses can positively influence the outcomes of cancer health programs designed for underserved high-risk women by developing culturally appropriate intervention strategies in partnership with colleagues from other countries. This emphasis on international collaboration is reflected in the ONS Educational Blueprint (2000), as well as efforts of the UICC and ISNCC. This strive for global quality cancer health has also been recognized in the recent ONS Strategic Plan for 2002-2003. In order for international collaboration to positively impact cancer health outcomes, it is vital that nurses involved in such activities not only understand possible challenges they may face, but are prepared to effectively manage them. Methods/Practices: The purpose of this presentation is to recommend considerations (suggestions) for oncology nurses considering international collaborative initiatives. These suggestions are based on experiences encountered during a series of six funded education and research-focused projects conducted since 1995 between Nicaraguan, US, and Puerto Rican nurses. Two projects were coordinated with nurses from the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health, two were implemented with faculty from Nicaraguan schools of nursing, and two projects combined nurses from both service and education settings. Outcomes of each of these projects will be discussed in light of their long-term contributions to the development of a breast and cervical cancer health project for high-risk underserved Nicaraguan women. Interpretation: Several "Considerations for Successful Collaboration" will be offered based on a retrospective evaluation of experiences encountered while implementing these projects. Specific examples of challenges faced and effective solutions will provide participants with practical guidance in international collaborative program development. Discussion: An umbrella of opportunities exists for oncology nurses to partner with nurses from other countries to strengthen global quality cancer health. Considerations derived from personal challenges encountered in projects with Nicaragua may expedite future work.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:08:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:08:30Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., 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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