Improving Culturally Sensitive Community Nursing Care for Adults with Diabetes Living in Canada, Mexico and the U.S

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304177
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving Culturally Sensitive Community Nursing Care for Adults with Diabetes Living in Canada, Mexico and the U.S
Author(s):
Monsen, Karen A.; Krichbaum, Kathleen E.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta
Author Details:
Karen A. Monsen, PhD, RN, mons0122@umn.edu; Kathleen E. Krichbaum, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: In 2008, six universities from across three countries—Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.--were awarded a North American Mobility grant, the purpose of which was to prepare baccalaureate nursing students to be able to address the challenges of caring for adults with diabetes in the community in each country. A total of 43 students completed this exchange program between 2008 and 2012, with approximately 14 from each country experiencing cultural immersion service learning in a country different from their own following a semester-long online, collaborative course, created for this grant. Intended outcomes of the project were: 1) increased learner knowledge about Diabetes, care of adults living in the community with Diabetes, and knowledge of the healthcare system in the learner’s home country and host country; 2) experience living in the host country to improve cultural sensitivity; and 3) completion of a service-learning practicum in the host country with school of nursing faculty and students, and with nurses caring for and adults living in the host country who have Diabetes.

 Methods: Learning outcomes were evaluated for 43 students as compared to 100 students who took the course, but did not exchange, using both quantitative and qualitative methods:  t-test analyses of pre-post course and exchange evaluations including the MASQUE to assess cultural sensitivity; Chi-square for group differences and ANOVA for changes over time each year; qualitative analysis for themes following interviews, oral presentations about healthcare system by students in their host countries, reflective journal content, and formal papers.

Results: Significantly increased knowledge of Diabetes, care of adults with Diabetes, healthcare systems, increased cultural sensitivity and satisfaction with the exchange. 

Conclusion: Learners achieved expected outcomes

Keywords:
Cultural exchange education program; Service learning; Adults with diabetes
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving Culturally Sensitive Community Nursing Care for Adults with Diabetes Living in Canada, Mexico and the U.Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMonsen, Karen A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKrichbaum, Kathleen E.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentZetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsKaren A. Monsen, PhD, RN, mons0122@umn.edu; Kathleen E. Krichbaum, PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304177-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>In 2008, six universities from across three countries—Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.--were awarded a North American Mobility grant, the purpose of which was to prepare baccalaureate nursing students to be able to address the challenges of caring for adults with diabetes in the community in each country. A total of 43 students completed this exchange program between 2008 and 2012, with approximately 14 from each country experiencing cultural immersion service learning in a country different from their own following a semester-long online, collaborative course, created for this grant. Intended outcomes of the project were: 1) increased learner knowledge about Diabetes, care of adults living in the community with Diabetes, and knowledge of the healthcare system in the learner’s home country and host country; 2) experience living in the host country to improve cultural sensitivity; and 3) completion of a service-learning practicum in the host country with school of nursing faculty and students, and with nurses caring for and adults living in the host country who have Diabetes. <p> <b>Methods: </b>Learning outcomes were evaluated for 43 students as compared to 100 students who took the course, but did not exchange, using both quantitative and qualitative methods:  t-test analyses of pre-post course and exchange evaluations including the MASQUE to assess cultural sensitivity; Chi-square for group differences and ANOVA for changes over time each year; qualitative analysis for themes following interviews, oral presentations about healthcare system by students in their host countries, reflective journal content, and formal papers. <p><b>Results: </b>Significantly increased knowledge of Diabetes, care of adults with Diabetes, healthcare systems, increased cultural sensitivity and satisfaction with the exchange.  <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Learners achieved expected outcomesen_GB
dc.subjectCultural exchange education programen_GB
dc.subjectService learningen_GB
dc.subjectAdults with diabetesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:30:35Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:30:35Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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