2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308206
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Global Health Promotion/Disease Prevention in Cambodia
Author(s):
Mastantuono, Lauren; Schumacher, Sybille; Johnson, Charissa; Pare, Azurine; Bierman, Andrea; Foti, Elisabeth; Sawdy, Rachel A
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Eta
Author Details:
Lauren Mastantuono, BS, lmastantuono@edgewood.edu; Sybille Schumacher, n/a; Charissa Johnson, n/a; Azurine Pare, BS; Andrea Bierman, BS; Elisabeth Foti, n/a; Rachel A Sawdy, BS
Abstract:

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

Healthcare based service learning trips to third world countries offer nurses immeasurable insight and  opportunities to grow and positively impact populations in need.  It offers nurses the chance to share clinical knowledge and skills while initiating global health movements to improve overall care.  In January 2013, sixteen nursing students and graduate nurses from Edgewood College along with 3 nursing professors, traveled from Madison, Wisconsin to Cambodia for two weeks to provide care to under-served pediatric and women’s populations.  The students attended weekly Human Issues classes where they prepared for the trip by learning about Cambodia’s history, culture, and health inequities.  Students collected medical and personal hygiene supplies and assembled over 1000 hygiene packs, which were distributed to children and parents. They designed education projects and taught about the benefits of clean water, dental hygiene, nutrition, treatment and prevention of scabies and lice, basic sex education, and feminine hygiene.  Each clinic site location and rural observation was arranged through partnerships with one of the following three Cambodian organizations: Family Care Foundation: Cornerstone Project, Angkor Hospital for Children, and Cambodian School Project.   Through collaboration with Cambodian translators, participants provided pediatric assessments, triage care, hospital referrals, and basic health education to over 950 patients throughout seven clinic days.  Participants experienced working in unpredictable circumstances and making the most of the available resources while maintaining the best interest of their patients.  As these unknown boundaries were crossed, nursing students raised the standard of care and built a strong foundation in combating health disparities among Cambodia’s vulnerable, rural villages.  After bearing witness to extreme social injustice, they returned home with the compassion and courage necessary to inspire colleagues, family members, and healthcare professionals alike to collectively move forward in the direction of change: a change for the better, to help those who cannot help themselves.
Keywords:
Collaboration; Cambodia; Global Health
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.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGlobal Health Promotion/Disease Prevention in Cambodiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMastantuono, Laurenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSchumacher, Sybilleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Charissaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPare, Azurineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBierman, Andreaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFoti, Elisabethen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSawdy, Rachel Aen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Etaen_GB
dc.author.detailsLauren Mastantuono, BS, lmastantuono@edgewood.edu; Sybille Schumacher, n/a; Charissa Johnson, n/a; Azurine Pare, BS; Andrea Bierman, BS; Elisabeth Foti, n/a; Rachel A Sawdy, BSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308206-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Healthcare based service learning trips to third world countries offer nurses immeasurable insight and  opportunities to grow and positively impact populations in need.  It offers nurses the chance to share clinical knowledge and skills while initiating global health movements to improve overall care.  In January 2013, sixteen nursing students and graduate nurses from Edgewood College along with 3 nursing professors, traveled from Madison, Wisconsin to Cambodia for two weeks to provide care to under-served pediatric and women’s populations.  The students attended weekly Human Issues classes where they prepared for the trip by learning about Cambodia’s history, culture, and health inequities.  Students collected medical and personal hygiene supplies and assembled over 1000 hygiene packs, which were distributed to children and parents. They designed education projects and taught about the benefits of clean water, dental hygiene, nutrition, treatment and prevention of scabies and lice, basic sex education, and feminine hygiene.  Each clinic site location and rural observation was arranged through partnerships with one of the following three Cambodian organizations: Family Care Foundation: Cornerstone Project, Angkor Hospital for Children, and Cambodian School Project.   Through collaboration with Cambodian translators, participants provided pediatric assessments, triage care, hospital referrals, and basic health education to over 950 patients throughout seven clinic days.  Participants experienced working in unpredictable circumstances and making the most of the available resources while maintaining the best interest of their patients.  As these unknown boundaries were crossed, nursing students raised the standard of care and built a strong foundation in combating health disparities among Cambodia’s vulnerable, rural villages.  After bearing witness to extreme social injustice, they returned home with the compassion and courage necessary to inspire colleagues, family members, and healthcare professionals alike to collectively move forward in the direction of change: a change for the better, to help those who cannot help themselves.en_GB
dc.subjectCollaborationen_GB
dc.subjectCambodiaen_GB
dc.subjectGlobal Healthen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:16Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:16Z-
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
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.