A Collaborative Partnership to Improve Health and Educate Nurses in an Old Order Mennonite Community

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308419
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Collaborative Partnership to Improve Health and Educate Nurses in an Old Order Mennonite Community
Author(s):
Jones, M. Susan; Main, Eve; Garrett-Wright, Dawn
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
M. Susan Jones, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, ANEF, susan.jones@wku.edu; Eve Main, DNP; Dawn Garrett-Wright, PhD, MSN, CNE
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

This presentation will describe the engagement of nursing students in a health promotion project involving members of an old order Mennonite community in rural Kentucky.  This on-going project involved creating multiple partnerships with a School of Nursing, an Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a Family Practice Medical Residency program, and members of an old order Mennonite community.  The process of accessing this diverse population and strategies used to sustain this long relationship will be shared. 

This service learning project is designed to provide nursing students and family medicine residents the opportunity to provide health care in a culturally appropriate context.Students are integrated into this service learning experience in diverse ways to meet their program outcomes.  The health promotion project is conducted one day each month and is referred to as Clinic Day in the Mennonite Community.  The project uses a participatory model with community members determining the educational focus of monthly discussions.  These educational programs are planned, implemented, and evaluated by the nursing students, medical residents and faculty.  Topics have included diabetes, women’s health, obesity, immunizations, mental health, use of herbs and vitamins, and CPR training.  The one-hour educational session is followed by a primary care clinic.  During the clinic, nursing students offer health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose. 

Evaluation of this collaborative, innovative educational approach demonstrates a mutually beneficial relationship for all players.  Members of the Mennonite community benefited as their health needs, identified by their own people, are addressed.  The nursing students and medical residents benefit as they apply principles of health promotion, program planning, and teaching and learning within the context of a culturally diverse rural population.  Lastly, the faculty views the project as a unique, interdisciplinary service-learning experience that fosters knowledge development and dissemination and creates networks between the community and the university.

Keywords:
Mennonite; collaboration; nursing students
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

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Collaborative Partnership to Improve Health and Educate Nurses in an Old Order Mennonite Communityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJones, M. Susanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMain, Eveen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGarrett-Wright, Dawnen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsM. Susan Jones, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, ANEF, susan.jones@wku.edu; Eve Main, DNP; Dawn Garrett-Wright, PhD, MSN, CNEen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308419-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>This presentation will describe the engagement of nursing students in a health promotion project involving members of an old order Mennonite community in rural Kentucky.  This on-going project involved creating multiple partnerships with a School of Nursing, an Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a Family Practice Medical Residency program, and members of an old order Mennonite community.  The process of accessing this diverse population and strategies used to sustain this long relationship will be shared.  <p>This service learning project is designed to provide nursing students and family medicine residents the opportunity to provide health care in a culturally appropriate context.Students are integrated into this service learning experience in diverse ways to meet their program outcomes.  The health promotion project is conducted one day each month and is referred to as Clinic Day in the Mennonite Community.  The project uses a participatory model with community members determining the educational focus of monthly discussions.  These educational programs are planned, implemented, and evaluated by the nursing students, medical residents and faculty.  Topics have included diabetes, women’s health, obesity, immunizations, mental health, use of herbs and vitamins, and CPR training.  The one-hour educational session is followed by a primary care clinic.  During the clinic, nursing students offer health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose.  <p>Evaluation of this collaborative, innovative educational approach demonstrates a mutually beneficial relationship for all players.  Members of the Mennonite community benefited as their health needs, identified by their own people, are addressed.  The nursing students and medical residents benefit as they apply principles of health promotion, program planning, and teaching and learning within the context of a culturally diverse rural population.  Lastly, the faculty views the project as a unique, interdisciplinary service-learning experience that fosters knowledge development and dissemination and creates networks between the community and the university.en_GB
dc.subjectMennoniteen_GB
dc.subjectcollaborationen_GB
dc.subjectnursing studentsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:05Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:05Z-
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
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