Back to Belize: Nursing Students Make Connections across Borders through Servant Leadership

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308199
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Back to Belize: Nursing Students Make Connections across Borders through Servant Leadership
Author(s):
Gulley, Tauna Fleming
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Psi
Author Details:
Tauna Fleming Gulley, PhD, RN, FNP, tg6b@uvawise.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nursing students at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise have been traveling to Body and Soul Ministries of Belize, Central America during Spring Break for the past four years to provide care to residents of a rural community. Care was provided in a variety of settings including churches, schools and remote villages. This experience has provided valuable opportunities for students and faculty to develop and demonstrate leadership characteristics in nontraditional practice settings. Although there are numerous leadership theories throughout the nursing literature, the servant leadership model has provided a successful approach for communication, the provision of care and health promotion education for the culturally diverse population served.

Objectives:

  1. The learner will describe servant leadership and recognize the importance of this model for leadership development in nursing education.  
  2. The learner will identify successful leadership strategies they can apply when providing transcultural care to vulnerable populations.

The servant leadership model embraces the characteristic of trust, the ability to listen, to feel empathy, to love others and commit to the growth of individuals and the community.  Servant leaders (nurses) focus on the needs of followers (patients, families). In order to provide cross-cultural care, nurses must recognize the importance of cultural differences of the population served. Therefore, the servant leadership model is ideal for nurses who provide care to individuals with various cultural backgrounds.

Servant leadership principles can be learned. The motivation to serve others is an essential component of servant leadership. Individuals who participated in this experience expressed a strong desire to serve and care for others. By choosing to serve, many individuals found this global experience was the beginning of their journey to becoming a leader. A leader who is committed to promoting the health of individuals, families and communities worldwide.

Keywords:
Servant Leadership; Global Health; Transcultural Care
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBack to Belize: Nursing Students Make Connections across Borders through Servant Leadershipen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGulley, Tauna Flemingen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Psien_GB
dc.author.detailsTauna Fleming Gulley, PhD, RN, FNP, tg6b@uvawise.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308199-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Nursing students at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise have been traveling to Body and Soul Ministries of Belize, Central America during Spring Break for the past four years to provide care to residents of a rural community. Care was provided in a variety of settings including churches, schools and remote villages. This experience has provided valuable opportunities for students and faculty to develop and demonstrate leadership characteristics in nontraditional practice settings. Although there are numerous leadership theories throughout the nursing literature, the servant leadership model has provided a successful approach for communication, the provision of care and health promotion education for the culturally diverse population served. <p>Objectives: <ol> <li>The learner will describe servant leadership and recognize the importance of this model for leadership development in nursing education.  </li> <li>The learner will identify successful leadership strategies they can apply when providing transcultural care to vulnerable populations.</li> </ol><p>The servant leadership model embraces the characteristic of trust, the ability to listen, to feel empathy, to love others and commit to the growth of individuals and the community.  Servant leaders (nurses) focus on the needs of followers (patients, families). In order to provide cross-cultural care, nurses must recognize the importance of cultural differences of the population served. Therefore, the servant leadership model is ideal for nurses who provide care to individuals with various cultural backgrounds. <p>Servant leadership principles can be learned. The motivation to serve others is an essential component of servant leadership. Individuals who participated in this experience expressed a strong desire to serve and care for others. By choosing to serve, many individuals found this global experience was the beginning of their journey to becoming a leader. A leader who is committed to promoting the health of individuals, families and communities worldwide.en_GB
dc.subjectServant Leadershipen_GB
dc.subjectGlobal Healthen_GB
dc.subjectTranscultural Careen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:11Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:11Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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