Practical Nursing Interventions for the Treatment and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in Developing Nations

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/253912
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Practical Nursing Interventions for the Treatment and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in Developing Nations
Author(s):
Harvey, Brian W.; Harvey, Sheree L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Kappa
Author Details:
Brian W. Harvey, bharvey609@gmail.com; Sheree L. Harvey
Abstract:

Poster presented on Friday, September 21, 2012, Thursday, September 20, 2012

Practical Nursing Interventions for the Treatment and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in Developing Nations

Problem: Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of death in developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a “regional state of health emergency due to the epidemic of NCDs.” Local authorities lack the knowledge and workforce to begin implementing treatment options.

Purpose: To prevent the morbidity and mortality rates of NCDs from progressing further and to increase the quality of life in future generations.

Population: Small island developing nations throughout the Pacific Ocean.

Organizing Construct: Using an ethnographic approach based on Madeline Leininger’s Sunrise model, and the United Nations Millennium development goals, hands on localized teaching will be implemented to promote community wide lifestyle modification. Lifestyle modification has been shown to be the most efficacious nonmedical approach to reducing health disparities related to NCDs. Nurses are the basis of primary health care in developing island nations; therefore, their involvement is crucial in the success and survival of the future Pacific Islander populations.

Implementing the Interventions: A sailing vessel relying primarily on solar and wind energy will be used as a clinic base to facilitate interisland travel in these remote areas. The primary goal will be to educate local community leaders in lifestyle modification, practical agricultural techniques and food preparation of healthy and economic dietary choices that meet cultural norms. This approach will encourage community adherence and promote a preventative focus. Local leaders will be encouraged to facilitate the infrastructural development to assist community acceptance of lifestyle change.

Conclusions: In order to decrease the morbidity of NCDs in developing nations, lifestyle modification must be implemented. A fundamental change in the way of life is needed for the survival of the people, the community, and that of the future populations.

Keywords:
Non-communicable Diseases; Lifestyle Modification; Developing nations
Repository Posting Date:
29-Nov-2012
Date of Publication:
29-Nov-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
Leadership Forum 2012
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePractical Nursing Interventions for the Treatment and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in Developing Nationsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarvey, Brian W.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarvey, Sheree L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Kappaen_GB
dc.author.detailsBrian W. Harvey, bharvey609@gmail.com; Sheree L. Harveyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/253912-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Friday, September 21, 2012, Thursday, September 20, 2012</p> Practical Nursing Interventions for the Treatment and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases in Developing Nations <p><b>Problem</b>: Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of death in developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a &ldquo;regional state of health emergency due to the epidemic of NCDs.&rdquo; Local authorities lack the&nbsp;knowledge and workforce to begin implementing treatment options. <p><b>Purpose</b>: To prevent the morbidity and mortality rates&nbsp;of NCDs from progressing further and to increase the quality of life&nbsp;in future generations. <p><b>Population</b>: Small island developing nations throughout the Pacific Ocean. <p><b>Organizing Construct</b>: Using an ethnographic approach based on Madeline Leininger&rsquo;s Sunrise model, and the United Nations Millennium development goals, hands on localized teaching will be implemented to promote community wide lifestyle modification. Lifestyle modification has been shown to be the most efficacious nonmedical approach to reducing health disparities related to NCDs. Nurses are the basis of primary health care in developing island nations; therefore, their involvement is crucial in the success and survival of the future Pacific Islander populations. <p><b>Implementing the Interventions</b>: A sailing vessel relying primarily on solar and wind energy will be used as a clinic base to facilitate interisland travel in these remote areas. The primary goal will be to educate local community leaders in lifestyle modification, practical agricultural techniques and food preparation of healthy and economic dietary choices that meet cultural norms. This approach will encourage community adherence and promote a preventative focus. Local leaders will be encouraged to facilitate the infrastructural development to assist community acceptance of lifestyle change. <p><b>Conclusions</b>: In order to decrease the morbidity of NCDs in developing nations, lifestyle modification must be implemented. A fundamental change in the way of life is needed for the survival of the people, the community, and that of the future populations.en_GB
dc.subjectNon-communicable Diseasesen_GB
dc.subjectLifestyle Modificationen_GB
dc.subjectDeveloping nationsen_GB
dc.date.available2012-11-29T13:39:35Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-29-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T13:39:35Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.nameLeadership Forum 2012en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionLeadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
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