Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice in Cyprus Utilizing Collaboration as a Fulbright Scholar

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304528
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice in Cyprus Utilizing Collaboration as a Fulbright Scholar
Author(s):
Bell-Scriber, Marietta J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Eta
Author Details:
Marietta J. Bell-Scriber, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, mbellsc@siue.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013Purpose: In 2010-11, this US nurse educator traveled to Cyprus to collaborate with public health nurses and nursing faculty from universities in the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities, supporting STTI’s vision and mission to improve nursing care worldwide. In a country where peace talks are held sporadically with no impending agreement and peace is kept by a United Nations’ peace force that monitors the border between the two countries, collaborative efforts were sometimes challenged.

Methods: During a 9 month stay, this Fulbright Scholar traveled back and forth across the buffer zone to support successful collaborative outcomes.

Results: One of the successful outcomes included partnering with the Turkish Cypriot Health Ministry’s nurses to educate their Public Health Nurses in evidence-based end-of-life care and Family Nursing Theory. This education provided them with an opportunity to change their nursing practice to a family-centered approach. As a result of this education, five new documentation forms were created and are now being utilized in the Turkish villages. Another successful outcome occurred in the Greek Cypriot community where we were able to create an evidence-based Transcultural Nursing course that was piloted for one semester and remained to be utilized as an elective in their undergraduate nursing curriculum. In the context of this pilot course, Greek nursing students were able to demonstrate in post-course evaluations their ability to challenge some longstanding biases and prejudices that ideally may provide benefits beyond this course. A collaborative initiative that was not as successful is also shared where there was an attempt to present a bicommunal seminar on evidence-based health promotion to Turkish and Greek nurses, educators, and students with the intention of bridging separation and conflict.

Conclusion: Collaboration is a complex process where evidence-based factors can be used to analyze why some collaboration initiatives are more successful than others.

Keywords:
collaboration; Fulbright; outcomes
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.titleBridging the Gap Between Research and Practice in Cyprus Utilizing Collaboration as a Fulbright Scholaren_GB
dc.contributor.authorBell-Scriber, Marietta J.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Etaen_GB
dc.author.detailsMarietta J. Bell-Scriber, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, mbellsc@siue.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304528-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013<b>Purpose: </b>In 2010-11, this US nurse educator traveled to Cyprus to collaborate with public health nurses and nursing faculty from universities in the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities, supporting STTI’s vision and mission to improve nursing care worldwide. In a country where peace talks are held sporadically with no impending agreement and peace is kept by a United Nations’ peace force that monitors the border between the two countries, collaborative efforts were sometimes challenged. <p><b>Methods: </b> During a 9 month stay, this Fulbright Scholar traveled back and forth across the buffer zone to support successful collaborative outcomes. <p><b>Results: </b>One of the successful outcomes included partnering with the Turkish Cypriot Health Ministry’s nurses to educate their Public Health Nurses in evidence-based end-of-life care and Family Nursing Theory. This education provided them with an opportunity to change their nursing practice to a family-centered approach. As a result of this education, five new documentation forms were created and are now being utilized in the Turkish villages. Another successful outcome occurred in the Greek Cypriot community where we were able to create an evidence-based Transcultural Nursing course that was piloted for one semester and remained to be utilized as an elective in their undergraduate nursing curriculum. In the context of this pilot course, Greek nursing students were able to demonstrate in post-course evaluations their ability to challenge some longstanding biases and prejudices that ideally may provide benefits beyond this course. A collaborative initiative that was not as successful is also shared where there was an attempt to present a bicommunal seminar on evidence-based health promotion to Turkish and Greek nurses, educators, and students with the intention of bridging separation and conflict. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> Collaboration is a complex process where evidence-based factors can be used to analyze why some collaboration initiatives are more successful than others.en_GB
dc.subjectcollaborationen_GB
dc.subjectFulbrighten_GB
dc.subjectoutcomesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:38:04Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:38:04Z-
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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