Wikis: Connecting Geographically Bound Students to Global Health Concepts

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201774
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Wikis: Connecting Geographically Bound Students to Global Health Concepts
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2008), "the professional nurse practices in a multicultural environment and must possess the skills to provide culturally appropriate care" (p.6). Nursing education programs must develop curriculum that provides the undergraduate nursing student with the skills and knowledge to practice culturally sensitive care. Awareness of other cultures is the first step to better prepare students to provide this care. Using wiki tool technology, undergraduate faculty developed a distance learning course to promote the delivery of global health content to geographically bound nursing students. The course allowed students to “travel” to other countries via the internet to explore other cultures. To examine global health concepts such as environmental factors affecting health, students were given the freedom to select a country of personal interest to present. Students then developed an individual wiki page or “wikicountry” addressing each required global health topic with specific information for their country of interest. “For visual appeal, students included pictures, maps and tables to illustrate their wiki page and to aid in communicating ideas and information related to their country. This format allowed students to connect broad global health concepts to specific geographic settings and cultures. Each wiki page contains content related to health determinants and health delivery systems, as well as communicable and noncommunicable diseases for the specific country of interest. Throughout the course, students explored cultural, occupational, environmental and nutritional factors related to health” (Hawkins & Campbell, 2010). References American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2008). The essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ education/pdf/baccessentials08.pdf Hawkins, J. E., Campbell, A. (2010). Wiki travels: Using technology to teach global health concepts. Reflections of Nursing Leadership, 36(3), 2. http://www.reflectionsonnursingleadership.org/Pages/Vol36_3_Hawkins_Campbell.aspx
Keywords:
Culturally sensitive care; Global Health; Wikis
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWikis: Connecting Geographically Bound Students to Global Health Conceptsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201774-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2008), "the professional nurse practices in a multicultural environment and must possess the skills to provide culturally appropriate care" (p.6). Nursing education programs must develop curriculum that provides the undergraduate nursing student with the skills and knowledge to practice culturally sensitive care. Awareness of other cultures is the first step to better prepare students to provide this care. Using wiki tool technology, undergraduate faculty developed a distance learning course to promote the delivery of global health content to geographically bound nursing students. The course allowed students to “travel” to other countries via the internet to explore other cultures. To examine global health concepts such as environmental factors affecting health, students were given the freedom to select a country of personal interest to present. Students then developed an individual wiki page or “wikicountry” addressing each required global health topic with specific information for their country of interest. “For visual appeal, students included pictures, maps and tables to illustrate their wiki page and to aid in communicating ideas and information related to their country. This format allowed students to connect broad global health concepts to specific geographic settings and cultures. Each wiki page contains content related to health determinants and health delivery systems, as well as communicable and noncommunicable diseases for the specific country of interest. Throughout the course, students explored cultural, occupational, environmental and nutritional factors related to health” (Hawkins & Campbell, 2010). References American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2008). The essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ education/pdf/baccessentials08.pdf Hawkins, J. E., Campbell, A. (2010). Wiki travels: Using technology to teach global health concepts. Reflections of Nursing Leadership, 36(3), 2. http://www.reflectionsonnursingleadership.org/Pages/Vol36_3_Hawkins_Campbell.aspxen_GB
dc.subjectCulturally sensitive careen_GB
dc.subjectGlobal Healthen_GB
dc.subjectWikisen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:52:08Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:52:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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