Treating the Homeless at the Miami Rescue Mission and Participating in Medical Missions Internationally

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308217
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Treating the Homeless at the Miami Rescue Mission and Participating in Medical Missions Internationally
Author(s):
Gibson, Annette; Etienne, Marie O.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Annette Gibson, DNP, RN, CNE, agibson@mdc.edu; Marie O. Etienne, DNP, ARNP, PLNC
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nursing faculty and students volunteered in the nursing program at Leogane, Haiti, especially post-earthquake (Messmer, Etienne et al, 2011)  and medical missions to Dominican Republic in the Batey (sugar cane plantations of migrant workers), caring for ill patients, ranging from simple to complex including triaging and transporting victims to clinics. South Florida has one of the highest rates of uninsured and underinsured in the US. Nursing faculty began volunteering at the Miami Rescue Mission (MRM) and  Broward Outreach clinic in 1999, part of  Miami-Dade County Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program in an effort to provide health screening and education to the homeless. Faculty received a mini-grant from the New England Center for Higher Education to establish a student-run health education and screening Program for the homeless, and at the same time, promote innovative teaching and learning through community outreach and civic engagement, “The Mission Project”. The Mission Project directly impacts a critical need: Assistance to the homeless, uninsured and underinsured. This initiative also enhances MRM staff’s ability to improve health services to their clients. With only a few thousand dollars for project implementation, the Mission Project was funded to sustain the original project and remodel an existing building for the onsite health clinic with funding from the Boston Scientific Foundation and Michael Capponi Group, opening May, 2009 with hundreds of patients being. A 2nd MRM clinic was opened in Pompano January, 2011 to care for chronically homeless and widespread numbers of the newly homeless, many women and children. Two other health clinics opened; Hollywood and MDC Medical Center Campus. Compassionate care, diagnosis/treatment is provided to youth, elderly, migrant workers, homeless, uninsured and underinsured with acute and chronic illnesses are. For most, the care provided may be the only health care treatment they receive; thus, enhancing nursing student's cultural competence
Keywords:
homeless; medical missions
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:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTreating the Homeless at the Miami Rescue Mission and Participating in Medical Missions Internationallyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGibson, Annetteen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEtienne, Marie O.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsAnnette Gibson, DNP, RN, CNE, agibson@mdc.edu; Marie O. Etienne, DNP, ARNP, PLNCen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308217-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Nursing faculty and students volunteered in the nursing program at Leogane, Haiti, especially post-earthquake (Messmer, Etienne et al, 2011)  and medical missions to Dominican Republic in the Batey (sugar cane plantations of migrant workers), caring for ill patients, ranging from simple to complex including triaging and transporting victims to clinics. South Florida has one of the highest rates of uninsured and underinsured in the US. Nursing faculty began volunteering at the Miami Rescue Mission (MRM) and  Broward Outreach clinic in 1999, part of  Miami-Dade County Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program in an effort to provide health screening and education to the homeless. Faculty received a mini-grant from the New England Center for Higher Education to establish a student-run health education and screening Program for the homeless, and at the same time, promote innovative teaching and learning through community outreach and civic engagement, “The Mission Project”. The Mission Project directly impacts a critical need: Assistance to the homeless, uninsured and underinsured. This initiative also enhances MRM staff’s ability to improve health services to their clients. With only a few thousand dollars for project implementation, the Mission Project was funded to sustain the original project and remodel an existing building for the onsite health clinic with funding from the Boston Scientific Foundation and Michael Capponi Group, opening May, 2009 with hundreds of patients being. A 2nd MRM clinic was opened in Pompano January, 2011 to care for chronically homeless and widespread numbers of the newly homeless, many women and children. Two other health clinics opened; Hollywood and MDC Medical Center Campus. Compassionate care, diagnosis/treatment is provided to youth, elderly, migrant workers, homeless, uninsured and underinsured with acute and chronic illnesses are. For most, the care provided may be the only health care treatment they receive; thus, enhancing nursing student's cultural competenceen_GB
dc.subjecthomelessen_GB
dc.subjectmedical missionsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:25Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:25Z-
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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