Collaborative Efforts To Reach Health Needs Of Underserved Populations; The Mountain Rest Project

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165894
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collaborative Efforts To Reach Health Needs Of Underserved Populations; The Mountain Rest Project
Author(s):
Watt-Gilstrap, Paula
Author Details:
Paula Watt-Gilstrap, MS/MSc, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA, email: pwatt@clemson.edu
Abstract:
In the mountainous region of Oconee County, South Carolina lies Mountain Rest, a small community of approximately 745 people. The community encompasses a wide variety of socioeconomic means of well as a vast array of health needs of which hypertension and high cholesterol are predominant health problems. Access to health care is hampered by 15 miles of mountainous roads which lead to the nearest medical facility. Clemson University is involved in a collaborative effort to bring health care to this rural community. The Mountain Rest Project began through the combined efforts of the Mountain Rest Community Center and a Greenville Hospital System physician facilitating a grant to link Nurse Practitioners in rural settings to a regional medical center via conventional inexpensive telemedicine equipment. The Joseph F. Sullivan Center for Nursing and Wellness at Clemson University joined the collaborative efforts to provide Nurse Practitioner care via a mobile health unit approximately one year ago. While a large number of the client's visiting the mobile unit stationed at the Mountain Rest Community Center are adult and gerontological clients, the clinic serves all ages groups and provides a wide range of services. The multidisciplinary aspects of this project include the School of Nursing faculty and student participation, nutritional counseling and educational services through the Strom Thurmond Institute and the Clemson Extension Service and basic health screenings and wellness education from the Department of Public Health students. Scholarly clinical projects that have evolved from the work at Mountain Rest include: The Integrated Model for Collaborative Healthcare Delivery and Education (Surrett & Oldaker, 1997), A Culturally Sensitive Protocol for Cholesterol Management in Rural Populations, and a community needs assessment with an ethnographic approach to provide greater description of the richness of the rural mountain culture. Implications for research of The Integrated Model for Collaborative Healthcare Delivery and Education which links practice, education, and multidisciplinary care in rural and remote areas include telemedicine and informatics outcomes, differentiated practice outcomes and service learning outcomes as well as ethnographic, family focused care and culture care research within multidisciplinary context. Implications for research of the Culturally Sensitive Protocol for Cholesterol Management include implementation and evaluation of the tool as well as an assessment of actual cholesterol lowering outcomes affected by the collaborative efforts of the clinician and the client. In addition, ethnographic studies can lead to the development of specific education and health promotion measures geared to the population at hand.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaborative Efforts To Reach Health Needs Of Underserved Populations; The Mountain Rest Projecten_GB
dc.contributor.authorWatt-Gilstrap, Paulaen_US
dc.author.detailsPaula Watt-Gilstrap, MS/MSc, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA, email: pwatt@clemson.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165894-
dc.description.abstractIn the mountainous region of Oconee County, South Carolina lies Mountain Rest, a small community of approximately 745 people. The community encompasses a wide variety of socioeconomic means of well as a vast array of health needs of which hypertension and high cholesterol are predominant health problems. Access to health care is hampered by 15 miles of mountainous roads which lead to the nearest medical facility. Clemson University is involved in a collaborative effort to bring health care to this rural community. The Mountain Rest Project began through the combined efforts of the Mountain Rest Community Center and a Greenville Hospital System physician facilitating a grant to link Nurse Practitioners in rural settings to a regional medical center via conventional inexpensive telemedicine equipment. The Joseph F. Sullivan Center for Nursing and Wellness at Clemson University joined the collaborative efforts to provide Nurse Practitioner care via a mobile health unit approximately one year ago. While a large number of the client's visiting the mobile unit stationed at the Mountain Rest Community Center are adult and gerontological clients, the clinic serves all ages groups and provides a wide range of services. The multidisciplinary aspects of this project include the School of Nursing faculty and student participation, nutritional counseling and educational services through the Strom Thurmond Institute and the Clemson Extension Service and basic health screenings and wellness education from the Department of Public Health students. Scholarly clinical projects that have evolved from the work at Mountain Rest include: The Integrated Model for Collaborative Healthcare Delivery and Education (Surrett & Oldaker, 1997), A Culturally Sensitive Protocol for Cholesterol Management in Rural Populations, and a community needs assessment with an ethnographic approach to provide greater description of the richness of the rural mountain culture. Implications for research of The Integrated Model for Collaborative Healthcare Delivery and Education which links practice, education, and multidisciplinary care in rural and remote areas include telemedicine and informatics outcomes, differentiated practice outcomes and service learning outcomes as well as ethnographic, family focused care and culture care research within multidisciplinary context. Implications for research of the Culturally Sensitive Protocol for Cholesterol Management include implementation and evaluation of the tool as well as an assessment of actual cholesterol lowering outcomes affected by the collaborative efforts of the clinician and the client. In addition, ethnographic studies can lead to the development of specific education and health promotion measures geared to the population at hand.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:35:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:35:57Z-
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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