Global Collaboration to Meet the Health Care Needs of a Vulnerable Population During a Disaster

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201734
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Global Collaboration to Meet the Health Care Needs of a Vulnerable Population During a Disaster
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Significance:  As more APN programs are implemented online, there may be the need to seek opportunities for clinical practica in the students’ home area or other locations. International relief efforts may offer opportunities for providing culturally sensitive care to vulnerable populations in need of health care and health teaching. Description:  Students enrolled in the final semester of a faith based university’s online CNS program where the mission is ‘serving the underserved’ were searching for clinical placements where they could use all of their experience and talents.  When the earthquake struck Haiti, students wanted to help but could not afford to miss clinical time.  Arrangements were made with the school, the recruiting agency, and a physician preceptor who agreed to supervise and evaluate the students as they provided primary care in Haiti. The students were able to complete the required clinical hours and, by sharing their experiences in the Discussion Board, all students enrolled in the course benefitted from the experience. Outcomes: Students learned about the effects of culture and religion on health; how to use interpreters to diagnose, manage, and teach the patients; how to team up with medical teams from other countries to coordinate care; and, how to be creative with the limited resources they had available. They felt a sense of accomplishment and pride as they knew what they had done benefitted the population. Further, as they developed end-of-course portfolios, they had international experiences and new skills to highlight 
Keywords:
disaster; APN; Global
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGlobal Collaboration to Meet the Health Care Needs of a Vulnerable Population During a Disasteren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201734-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Significance:  As more APN programs are implemented online, there may be the need to seek opportunities for clinical practica in the students’ home area or other locations. International relief efforts may offer opportunities for providing culturally sensitive care to vulnerable populations in need of health care and health teaching. Description:  Students enrolled in the final semester of a faith based university’s online CNS program where the mission is ‘serving the underserved’ were searching for clinical placements where they could use all of their experience and talents.  When the earthquake struck Haiti, students wanted to help but could not afford to miss clinical time.  Arrangements were made with the school, the recruiting agency, and a physician preceptor who agreed to supervise and evaluate the students as they provided primary care in Haiti. The students were able to complete the required clinical hours and, by sharing their experiences in the Discussion Board, all students enrolled in the course benefitted from the experience. Outcomes: Students learned about the effects of culture and religion on health; how to use interpreters to diagnose, manage, and teach the patients; how to team up with medical teams from other countries to coordinate care; and, how to be creative with the limited resources they had available. They felt a sense of accomplishment and pride as they knew what they had done benefitted the population. Further, as they developed end-of-course portfolios, they had international experiences and new skills to highlight en_GB
dc.subjectdisasteren_GB
dc.subjectAPNen_GB
dc.subjectGlobalen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:49:54Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:49:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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