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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165866
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Empowering Minority Women: Cultural And Contextual Issues For Health Promotion
Author(s):
Fleury, Julie
Author Details:
Julie Fleury, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, email: jfleury@email.unc.edu
Abstract:
The presentations included in this symposium highlight the many complex cultural and contextual issues considered in health promotion and empowerment in minority women. Our goal in this symposium is to summarize research issues that promote health across individual, cultural and community levels and to look toward the future for health promotion in minority women. A view of health promotion as empowerment is proposed which reflects individual and community growth and the acknowledgement of each individual's strengths, abilities and development of potential. An obstacle to developing useful research on health promotion in minority women is a lack of understanding of culture, and a failure to appreciate the diversity of attitudes and beliefs across cultural backgrounds. Overall, there has been limited attention to the cultural meanings that guide health promotion efforts. Dr. Keller will discuss the meaning of culture in health promotion, including such cultural perspectives as communication, family and kinship networks, and access to and acceptance of health care. The development of relevant intervention programs requires identifying significant cultural and contextual elements that can affect health promoting behavior, and determining the extent to which cultural and contextual factors are supportive, neutral, or at odds with desired health outcomes. Dr. Bomar will summarize research related to cultural and contextual barriers which influence the health promotion efforts of women across cultures, and outline the development of relevant intervention strategies to address these barriers. The lack of attention to cultural diversity may result in failure to recruit and retain research participants as well as failure to investigate relevant problems and offer interventions designed to promote the health of minority women. Dr. Murdaugh will present recruitment and retention issues and strategies essential to conducting research with women and minorities. The presentation will summarize strategies which address the individual as the primary unit of analysis and community strategies which focus on recruiting the community as a whole. An understanding of the cultural and social context of women's experiences is important to the creation of relevant and effective individual and community-based health promotion efforts. Dr. Fleury will summarize and critique the research on individual and community-based interventions for health promotion in minority women as a basis for outlining directions for future research. The acceptance and effectiveness of interventions designed to promote the health of minority women depend on the acknowledgement of cultural and contextual issues including individual and community values, needs and goals. Divergent models and approaches are needed to target diverse groups of minority women and to promote the empowerment of women in health promoting lifestyles.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEmpowering Minority Women: Cultural And Contextual Issues For Health Promotionen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFleury, Julieen_US
dc.author.detailsJulie Fleury, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, email: jfleury@email.unc.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165866-
dc.description.abstractThe presentations included in this symposium highlight the many complex cultural and contextual issues considered in health promotion and empowerment in minority women. Our goal in this symposium is to summarize research issues that promote health across individual, cultural and community levels and to look toward the future for health promotion in minority women. A view of health promotion as empowerment is proposed which reflects individual and community growth and the acknowledgement of each individual's strengths, abilities and development of potential. An obstacle to developing useful research on health promotion in minority women is a lack of understanding of culture, and a failure to appreciate the diversity of attitudes and beliefs across cultural backgrounds. Overall, there has been limited attention to the cultural meanings that guide health promotion efforts. Dr. Keller will discuss the meaning of culture in health promotion, including such cultural perspectives as communication, family and kinship networks, and access to and acceptance of health care. The development of relevant intervention programs requires identifying significant cultural and contextual elements that can affect health promoting behavior, and determining the extent to which cultural and contextual factors are supportive, neutral, or at odds with desired health outcomes. Dr. Bomar will summarize research related to cultural and contextual barriers which influence the health promotion efforts of women across cultures, and outline the development of relevant intervention strategies to address these barriers. The lack of attention to cultural diversity may result in failure to recruit and retain research participants as well as failure to investigate relevant problems and offer interventions designed to promote the health of minority women. Dr. Murdaugh will present recruitment and retention issues and strategies essential to conducting research with women and minorities. The presentation will summarize strategies which address the individual as the primary unit of analysis and community strategies which focus on recruiting the community as a whole. An understanding of the cultural and social context of women's experiences is important to the creation of relevant and effective individual and community-based health promotion efforts. Dr. Fleury will summarize and critique the research on individual and community-based interventions for health promotion in minority women as a basis for outlining directions for future research. The acceptance and effectiveness of interventions designed to promote the health of minority women depend on the acknowledgement of cultural and contextual issues including individual and community values, needs and goals. Divergent models and approaches are needed to target diverse groups of minority women and to promote the empowerment of women in health promoting lifestyles.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:35:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:35:21Z-
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_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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