What is the Impact on Cultural Competence in Both Nursing and Pharmacy Students ater an Interdisciplinary Immersion Experience in a Third World Country?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304247
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
What is the Impact on Cultural Competence in Both Nursing and Pharmacy Students ater an Interdisciplinary Immersion Experience in a Third World Country?
Author(s):
McCrory, Shannon L.; Pitts, Patricia J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Kappa
Author Details:
Shannon L. McCrory, DHEd, RN, PNP, mccrorys@dyc.edu; Patricia J. Pitts, PharmD, RPh;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:  The world is becoming increasingly small and as providers of healthcare nurses and the healthcare team must be prepared for a continued melding of cultures.  The focus on global healthcare is appropriately increasing and the need to work as team with other disciplines to provide the best care is essential. In today’s workplace, cultural awareness and cultural competence in nursing is critical to maintaining high practice standards.  While limited cultural awareness can be taught, competence can be infinitely increased by immersion in a culture other than one’s own.  Caring for patients in a third world country, relying on basic nursing skills while partnering with pharmacy students is a massive undertaking for any student.  Their experiences in the service learning and interdisciplinary arena as well as researching impact on cultural competence can benefit educators in moving curriculum forward with emphasis on the global community, interdisciplinary clinical work and cultural competence.

Methods: A small group of baccalaureate nursing students and pharmacy students in a small college in Buffalo, NY, USA were selected to participate in a one week medical relief trip to the Haiti.  The group was pre/post tested using “Inventory for assessing the Process of Cultural Competence Among Healthcare Professionals-Student Version.” They were required to complete reflective journaling exercises, participate in group discussions and their experiences were compiled and responses analyzed/compared.

Results: At the time of this writing, analysis has not been completed.  However, researchers anticipate significant results from this study to be available for presentation at the 24th Annual Nursing Research Congress 2013

Conclusion: Following completion of  research statistics, the authors will identify future implications for nursing education and the nursing profession as well as interdisciplinary education and global health.  Researchers will include information that will look for innovations in student learning experience and integrating service learning into curriculum along with cultural competence.

Keywords:
global nursing education; cultural competence; interdisciplinary collaboration
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:
This 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.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWhat is the Impact on Cultural Competence in Both Nursing and Pharmacy Students ater an Interdisciplinary Immersion Experience in a Third World Country?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcCrory, Shannon L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorPitts, Patricia J.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Kappaen_GB
dc.author.detailsShannon L. McCrory, DHEd, RN, PNP, mccrorys@dyc.edu; Patricia J. Pitts, PharmD, RPh;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304247-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>  The world is becoming increasingly small and as providers of healthcare nurses and the healthcare team must be prepared for a continued melding of cultures.  The focus on global healthcare is appropriately increasing and the need to work as team with other disciplines to provide the best care is essential. In today’s workplace, cultural awareness and cultural competence in nursing is critical to maintaining high practice standards.  While limited cultural awareness can be taught, competence can be infinitely increased by immersion in a culture other than one’s own.  Caring for patients in a third world country, relying on basic nursing skills while partnering with pharmacy students is a massive undertaking for any student.  Their experiences in the service learning and interdisciplinary arena as well as researching impact on cultural competence can benefit educators in moving curriculum forward with emphasis on the global community, interdisciplinary clinical work and cultural competence. <p><b>Methods: </b>A small group of baccalaureate nursing students and pharmacy students in a small college in Buffalo, NY, USA were selected to participate in a one week medical relief trip to the Haiti.  The group was pre/post tested using “Inventory for assessing the Process of Cultural Competence Among Healthcare Professionals-Student Version.” They were required to complete reflective journaling exercises, participate in group discussions and their experiences were compiled and responses analyzed/compared. <p><b>Results: </b>At the time of this writing, analysis has not been completed.  However, researchers anticipate significant results from this study to be available for presentation at the <sup>24th </sup>Annual Nursing Research Congress 2013 <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Following completion of  research statistics, the authors will identify future implications for nursing education and the nursing profession as well as interdisciplinary education and global health.  Researchers will include information that will look for innovations in student learning experience and integrating service learning into curriculum along with cultural competence.en_GB
dc.subjectglobal nursing educationen_GB
dc.subjectcultural competenceen_GB
dc.subjectinterdisciplinary collaborationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:02Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:02Z-
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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