Nursing Student Clinicals in Mexico: Ten Years of Transcultural Service Learning

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201928
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Student Clinicals in Mexico: Ten Years of Transcultural Service Learning
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) The population in the United States is projected to continue to become increasingly diverse.  Considering the diversity throughout many countries, including the United States, nurses need to as prepared as possible to provide culturally sensitive and competent care.  Another factor reinforcing the need for nurses to be prepared to provide culturally appropriate care is mobility as they may provide care in a variety of cultural settings.  The purpose of this presentation is to present a summary of ten years of nursing student experiences in a hospital in Mexico.  The students were from Pittsburg State University, a university in the midwest United States.  The setting for the experience was Hospital de la Familia located in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.  The hospital serves the poor living near the northern Mexico border.  Students observed and assisted on the following units:  labor/delivery, pediatrics, nursery, postpartum, outpatient area and emergency care.  The experience is a collaborative project with the nursing and medical staff of Hospital de la Familia being very supportive of the educational opportunity for the U.S. students.  Over the past ten years, more than 100 students have participated in the experience.  Summary data will be provided regarding student impressions recorded in journals.  In addition, comparison data on the pre- and post-experience responses on a survey of cultural knowledge and attitudes will be reported.  Outcomes included increased knowledge of health and nursing in another culture, increased empathy for clients seeking care in an environment in which they do not speak the language, and increased understanding of the importance of culturally respectful care.  This transcultural experience has been beneficial to the students based on their evaluations and the hospital has encouraged the students to return as often as possible.     
Keywords:
education; nursing students; cultural
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing Student Clinicals in Mexico: Ten Years of Transcultural Service Learningen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201928-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) The population in the United States is projected to continue to become increasingly diverse.  Considering the diversity throughout many countries, including the United States, nurses need to as prepared as possible to provide culturally sensitive and competent care.  Another factor reinforcing the need for nurses to be prepared to provide culturally appropriate care is mobility as they may provide care in a variety of cultural settings.  The purpose of this presentation is to present a summary of ten years of nursing student experiences in a hospital in Mexico.  The students were from Pittsburg State University, a university in the midwest United States.  The setting for the experience was Hospital de la Familia located in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.  The hospital serves the poor living near the northern Mexico border.  Students observed and assisted on the following units:  labor/delivery, pediatrics, nursery, postpartum, outpatient area and emergency care.  The experience is a collaborative project with the nursing and medical staff of Hospital de la Familia being very supportive of the educational opportunity for the U.S. students.  Over the past ten years, more than 100 students have participated in the experience.  Summary data will be provided regarding student impressions recorded in journals.  In addition, comparison data on the pre- and post-experience responses on a survey of cultural knowledge and attitudes will be reported.  Outcomes included increased knowledge of health and nursing in another culture, increased empathy for clients seeking care in an environment in which they do not speak the language, and increased understanding of the importance of culturally respectful care.  This transcultural experience has been beneficial to the students based on their evaluations and the hospital has encouraged the students to return as often as possible.     en_GB
dc.subjecteducationen_GB
dc.subjectnursing studentsen_GB
dc.subjectculturalen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:00:35Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:00:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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