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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166178
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Why A Center to Study Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness in VulnerablePeople?
Author(s):
Harrell, Joanne
Author Details:
Joanne Harrell, PhD, Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, email: Joanne_harrell@unc.edu
Abstract:
This Center is one of six Centers for nursing research funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research from 1994-1999. The focus of the center at UNC-Chapel Hill is on both preventing and managing chronic illness in vulnerable people. People are considered vulnerable if they: 1) are poor; 2) are part of an ethnic minority; 3) reside in a rural, underserved area; or 4) are at a developmentally critical time in their life (i.e., children, adolescents, and elderly). We focus on vulnerable people because research indicates that these groups tend to bore likely to develop common chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease, and are also likely to have more problems managing a chronic illness. In addition, research from the Center already suggests that if people are vulnerable because of one of the criteria, they are often likely to have other areas of vulnerability. The long-term goal for the Center for Research on Preventing/Managing Chronic Illness in Vulnerable People is to identify ways to assist vulnerable individuals and groups to establish and maintain effective preventive and illness-management behaviors. The Center's aims include (1) support of current research and initiation of multidisciplinary studies of research on chronic illness in vulnerable individuals, families and other groups; (2) development of ideas to enhance the understanding of both common and unique qualities involved in preventing and managing different chronic illnesses and conditions; and (3) development of a group of researchers specifically in the area of preventing and managing chronic illness in vulnerable people. To meet these aims the Center supports (1) the development of appropriate measures to capture the full range of biophysical, environmental, psychological and social variables needed to adequately study chronic illness in individuals and groups at highest risk; (2) development and testing of ways to help vulnerable people to prevent chronic illness: and, for those who have a chronic illness or condition, to improve their ability to function; (3) refinement of ideas to guide nursing interventions designed to prevent and manage chronic illness; (4) provision of experiences to new researchers, particularly minority researchers that will develop their research skills and enrich current studies; and (5) sharing of study findings. The Center also brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines who study different aspects of chronic illness in vulnerable people to encourage them to work together.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
Feb 29 - Mar 2, 1996
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
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.titleWhy A Center to Study Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness in VulnerablePeople?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarrell, Joanneen_US
dc.author.detailsJoanne Harrell, PhD, Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, email: Joanne_harrell@unc.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166178-
dc.description.abstractThis Center is one of six Centers for nursing research funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research from 1994-1999. The focus of the center at UNC-Chapel Hill is on both preventing and managing chronic illness in vulnerable people. People are considered vulnerable if they: 1) are poor; 2) are part of an ethnic minority; 3) reside in a rural, underserved area; or 4) are at a developmentally critical time in their life (i.e., children, adolescents, and elderly). We focus on vulnerable people because research indicates that these groups tend to bore likely to develop common chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease, and are also likely to have more problems managing a chronic illness. In addition, research from the Center already suggests that if people are vulnerable because of one of the criteria, they are often likely to have other areas of vulnerability. The long-term goal for the Center for Research on Preventing/Managing Chronic Illness in Vulnerable People is to identify ways to assist vulnerable individuals and groups to establish and maintain effective preventive and illness-management behaviors. The Center's aims include (1) support of current research and initiation of multidisciplinary studies of research on chronic illness in vulnerable individuals, families and other groups; (2) development of ideas to enhance the understanding of both common and unique qualities involved in preventing and managing different chronic illnesses and conditions; and (3) development of a group of researchers specifically in the area of preventing and managing chronic illness in vulnerable people. To meet these aims the Center supports (1) the development of appropriate measures to capture the full range of biophysical, environmental, psychological and social variables needed to adequately study chronic illness in individuals and groups at highest risk; (2) development and testing of ways to help vulnerable people to prevent chronic illness: and, for those who have a chronic illness or condition, to improve their ability to function; (3) refinement of ideas to guide nursing interventions designed to prevent and manage chronic illness; (4) provision of experiences to new researchers, particularly minority researchers that will develop their research skills and enrich current studies; and (5) sharing of study findings. The Center also brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines who study different aspects of chronic illness in vulnerable people to encourage them to work together.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:41:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:41:50Z-
dc.conference.dateFeb 29 - Mar 2, 1996en_US
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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