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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304288
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Road to an Evidence-Based African Nursing Practice
Author(s):
Challinor, Julia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Nu Psi
Author Details:
Julia Challinor, RN, MA, MSN, MSc, PhD, jmchallinor@gmail.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose: Although evidence-based practice (EBP) is widely accepted and applied in high-income countries, this is rarely the case in low-income countries. What is the evidence that a pediatric oncology nursing practice should be based on in a country like Ethiopia with 85 million people with the vast majority living in rural areas on less than US$2/day? Given STTI's vision statement, how do we include nurses in Ethiopia in such a global community of nurse leaders when they have 10 or more patients/shift and lack internet, continuing education, basic material and human resources on the unit.

Methods: A pediatric oncology twinning project between Georgetown University Hospital, the International Network of Cancer Treatment and Research and Tikur Anbessa General Specialized Hospital (TAGSH) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia began January 2011. The nursing collaboration includes a US/European visiting nursing team and nurses on two pediatric units at TAGSH. There are no local pediatric oncology nursing specialists or training; however, nurses are dedicated to pediatrics and do not rotate. Nurses prepare and administer all chemotherapy. There are no ancillary health professionals, cancer registry or data collection and 'research' is explicitly prohibited.

Results:

Supported by the visiting nurses, the local nurses began a circuitous route to improve the care of the children with cancer. Based on our experience at TAGSH, we have learned look to the ingenuity, experience and perseverance of the local nurses who teach us how to find the evidence and apply it to practice in a cultural context we can never fully appreciate as 'expert' outsiders. 'In developing countries, particularly where resources are scarce and professional support limited, what defines evidence-based healthcare is different'1.

Conclusion:

Theoretical consideration of EBP and implications for countries with severely limited resources as exemplified by the current challenges and successes on the 'road' to 'EBP' in an African setting will be presented.

Keywords:
international nursing; evidence-based practice; resource poor
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 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.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Road to an Evidence-Based African Nursing Practiceen
dc.contributor.authorChallinor, Juliaen
dc.contributor.departmentNu Psien
dc.author.detailsJulia Challinor, RN, MA, MSN, MSc, PhD, jmchallinor@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304288-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> Although evidence-based practice (EBP) is widely accepted and applied in high-income countries, this is rarely the case in low-income countries. What is the evidence that a pediatric oncology nursing practice should be based on in a country like Ethiopia with 85 million people with the vast majority living in rural areas on less than US$2/day? Given STTI's vision statement, how do we include nurses in Ethiopia in such a global community of nurse leaders when they have 10 or more patients/shift and lack internet, continuing education, basic material and human resources on the unit. <p><b>Methods: </b> A pediatric oncology twinning project between Georgetown University Hospital, the International Network of Cancer Treatment and Research and Tikur Anbessa General Specialized Hospital (TAGSH) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia began January 2011. The nursing collaboration includes a US/European visiting nursing team and nurses on two pediatric units at TAGSH. There are no local pediatric oncology nursing specialists or training; however, nurses are dedicated to pediatrics and do not rotate. Nurses prepare and administer all chemotherapy. There are no ancillary health professionals, cancer registry or data collection and 'research' is explicitly prohibited. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Supported by the visiting nurses, the local nurses began a circuitous route to improve the care of the children with cancer. Based on our experience at TAGSH, we have learned look to the ingenuity, experience and perseverance of the local nurses who teach us how to find the evidence and apply it to practice in a cultural context we can never fully appreciate as 'expert' outsiders. 'In developing countries, particularly where resources are scarce and professional support limited, what defines evidence-based healthcare is different'<sup>1</sup>. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Theoretical consideration of EBP and implications for countries with severely limited resources as exemplified by the current challenges and successes on the 'road' to 'EBP' in an African setting will be presented.en
dc.subjectinternational nursingen
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen
dc.subjectresource pooren
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:51Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:51Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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