Diasporic Altruism: The Unique Experiences of African American Nursing Students Volunteering in Africa

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308233
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Diasporic Altruism: The Unique Experiences of African American Nursing Students Volunteering in Africa
Author(s):
Williams, Lindsay A
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Tau-At-Large
Author Details:
Lindsay A Williams, RN, BSN, PHN, lwilli@ucla.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Global volunteerism is a phenomenon that continues to grow in the United States (U.S.), with Africa being the most visited continent. Many U.S. nursing students volunteer in under-resourced countries in Africa in order to provide medical care to persons in need, and to establish health promotion and disease prevention programs. Additionally, many nursing students volunteer in order to develop their nursing skills in clinical environments that lack technological advances. Little is known about the relationship between African American nursing students, who maintain an ancestral and/or cultural connection to Africa, and their impulse to volunteer in African countries. This poster describes the unique expectations and experiences of African American nursing students from UCLA who volunteered in Uganda, East Africa and Sierra Leone, West Africa in 2010 and 2011, respectively. These experiences can inform the development of culturally-focused nursing science that is practiced both domestically and abroad.
Keywords:
Africa; African-American; Global volunteerism
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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDiasporic Altruism: The Unique Experiences of African American Nursing Students Volunteering in Africaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Lindsay Aen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Tau-At-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsLindsay A Williams, RN, BSN, PHN, lwilli@ucla.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308233-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>Global volunteerism is a phenomenon that continues to grow in the United States (U.S.), with Africa being the most visited continent. Many U.S. nursing students volunteer in under-resourced countries in Africa in order to provide medical care to persons in need, and to establish health promotion and disease prevention programs. Additionally, many nursing students volunteer in order to develop their nursing skills in clinical environments that lack technological advances. Little is known about the relationship between African American nursing students, who maintain an ancestral and/or cultural connection to Africa, and their impulse to volunteer in African countries. This poster describes the unique expectations and experiences of African American nursing students from UCLA who volunteered in Uganda, East Africa and Sierra Leone, West Africa in 2010 and 2011, respectively. These experiences can inform the development of culturally-focused nursing science that is practiced both domestically and abroad.en_GB
dc.subjectAfricaen_GB
dc.subjectAfrican-Americanen_GB
dc.subjectGlobal volunteerismen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:38Z-
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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