A Collaborative Nursing Care Model for Medical Mission Work in Uganda, Africa

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201819
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Collaborative Nursing Care Model for Medical Mission Work in Uganda, Africa
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) This poster depicts the components of a collaborative approach to a short-term medical mission endeavor that was employed on a recent trip to Uganda, Africa.  During the year preceding the travel, team members planned with local providers regarding the health care needs and resources for four connected rural clinics in the country.  A targeted approach was implemented which involved education and prevention, problem-solving for health care issues with consideration of available resources, mentoring for health care management, and follow-up strategies following the exit of the team from the country.  As compared to a more traditional approach (where the health care team assembles, sets up a mobile clinic in the country, provides care and medicines, then exits), this collaborative approach was designed to include and empower the recipients of the services.  The focus on utilization of resources and prevention individualized the care. The follow-up component helped to sustain programs implemented. The poster provides a gallery of photographs from the Ugandan experience illustrating the components of the collaborative approach.  A follow-up excursion is planned for 2012 to evaluate and augment the services.
Keywords:
service; healthcare; collaboration
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.titleA Collaborative Nursing Care Model for Medical Mission Work in Uganda, Africaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201819-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) This poster depicts the components of a collaborative approach to a short-term medical mission endeavor that was employed on a recent trip to Uganda, Africa.  During the year preceding the travel, team members planned with local providers regarding the health care needs and resources for four connected rural clinics in the country.  A targeted approach was implemented which involved education and prevention, problem-solving for health care issues with consideration of available resources, mentoring for health care management, and follow-up strategies following the exit of the team from the country.  As compared to a more traditional approach (where the health care team assembles, sets up a mobile clinic in the country, provides care and medicines, then exits), this collaborative approach was designed to include and empower the recipients of the services.  The focus on utilization of resources and prevention individualized the care. The follow-up component helped to sustain programs implemented. The poster provides a gallery of photographs from the Ugandan experience illustrating the components of the collaborative approach.  A follow-up excursion is planned for 2012 to evaluate and augment the services.en_GB
dc.subjectserviceen_GB
dc.subjecthealthcareen_GB
dc.subjectcollaborationen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:54:34Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:54:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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