Fostering Adaptation, Recovery and Resilience: The Importance of Integrated, Community-Based Approaches for Post-Revolution Egypt

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304466
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Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Fostering Adaptation, Recovery and Resilience: The Importance of Integrated, Community-Based Approaches for Post-Revolution Egypt
Author(s):
Buckner, Britton S.; Buckner, Ellen B.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Britton S. Buckner, BA, MTS, brittonbuckner@gmail.com; Ellen B. Buckner, DSN, RN, CNE;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

The Egyptian revolution of January 2011 sent shock waves throughout the region, plunging the country into instability.  In the turmoil that followed, Catholic Relief Services designed an integrated intervention to help families weather the transition period with dignity focusing on rebuilding financial, personal, social, human, and physical assets. The objective of this program was also to alleviate the psychological burden caused by severe economic deterioration due to the revolution.  The intervention was a comprehensive, community-based approach that supported recovery, serving as a model for other post-disaster communities.  Specific interventions targeted the need for psychosocial support through group therapy and family coaching. The intervention provided support to 15,000 individuals in 20 hardest-hit areas of Cairo and Alexandria.  This presentation discusses the outcomes within the Roy Adaptation Model framework, with specific application to the stabilizer and innovator mechanisms of adaptation.

The Roy Adaptation Model of nursing provides a framework for group adaptation, although very little has been described in the literature (Dixon, 1999; Roy, 2009; Roy, 2011; Zeigler, Smith, & Fawcett, 2004). In focus group discussions beneficiaries noted the importance of psychosocial support on reducing fear and coping with uncertainty within their community giving evidence for stabilizer processes supporting adaptation.  Communities also participated in identifying group needs and generating priorities, facilitating adaptation through innovator processes.  

Populations affected by instability have diverse needs and practitioners must not underestimate the need for psychosocial interventions.  Feelings of helplessness from traditional wage earners and tensions from new earners emerging (such as women or youth) strain family and community relationships.  Group therapy and coaching help families deal with all assets of their lives while building community to support future growth. By addressing needs from an integrated, adaptive model, practitioners can provide for a more effective recovery, encourage group stabilization, community innovation, and improve resilience for the future.

Keywords:
Group adaptation; Community-based intervention; Roy Adaptation Model
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.
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFostering Adaptation, Recovery and Resilience: The Importance of Integrated, Community-Based Approaches for Post-Revolution Egypten_GB
dc.contributor.authorBuckner, Britton S.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBuckner, Ellen B.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsBritton S. Buckner, BA, MTS, brittonbuckner@gmail.com; Ellen B. Buckner, DSN, RN, CNE;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304466-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p>The Egyptian revolution of January 2011 sent shock waves throughout the region, plunging the country into instability.  In the turmoil that followed, Catholic Relief Services designed an integrated intervention to help families weather the transition period with dignity focusing on rebuilding financial, personal, social, human, and physical assets. The objective of this program was also to alleviate the psychological burden caused by severe economic deterioration due to the revolution.  The intervention was a comprehensive, community-based approach that supported recovery, serving as a model for other post-disaster communities.  Specific interventions targeted the need for psychosocial support through group therapy and family coaching. The intervention provided support to 15,000 individuals in 20 hardest-hit areas of Cairo and Alexandria.  This presentation discusses the outcomes within the Roy Adaptation Model framework, with specific application to the stabilizer and innovator mechanisms of adaptation. <p>The Roy Adaptation Model of nursing provides a framework for group adaptation, although very little has been described in the literature (Dixon, 1999; Roy, 2009; Roy, 2011; Zeigler, Smith, & Fawcett, 2004). In focus group discussions beneficiaries noted the importance of psychosocial support on reducing fear and coping with uncertainty within their community giving evidence for <i>stabilizer processes</i> supporting adaptation.  Communities also participated in identifying group needs and generating priorities, facilitating adaptation through <i>innovator processes</i>.   <p>Populations affected by instability have diverse needs and practitioners must not underestimate the need for psychosocial interventions.  Feelings of helplessness from traditional wage earners and tensions from new earners emerging (such as women or youth) strain family and community relationships.  Group therapy and coaching help families deal with all assets of their lives while building community to support future growth. By addressing needs from an integrated, adaptive model, practitioners can provide for a more effective recovery, encourage group stabilization, community innovation, and improve resilience for the future.en_GB
dc.subjectGroup adaptationen_GB
dc.subjectCommunity-based interventionen_GB
dc.subjectRoy Adaptation Modelen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:36:34Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:36:34Z-
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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