Responding to Vulnerable Populations: Asia Region's Responses to the Presidential Call to Action

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308748
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Responding to Vulnerable Populations: Asia Region's Responses to the Presidential Call to Action
Author(s):
Lai, Claudia K. Y.; Loke, Alice Yuen
Author Details:
Claudia K. Y. Lai RN, PhD hsclai@inet.polyu.edu.hk; Alice Yuen Loke PhD hsaloke@polyu.edu.hk
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

This symposium presents three different projects organized by nurse leaders from two different chapters – Pi Iota (Hong Kong) and Tau Nu (Japan). The following vulnerable populations have been targeted: 1) cancer survivors and their families in Hong Kong, 2) orphaned children in Mongolia, and 3) nurses in Japan. Each project is a demonstration of how nurse leaders have responded to the Presidential Call to Action in their own way. The program for cancer survivors and their families is a specially developed program delivered by nurse experts in cancer care. The aim of this project is to help 50 patients and family caregivers to cope with compassion fatigue and uncertainties in life. The second project involves raising the funds to purchase an apartment so that orphans who reach the age of 18 and leave the orphanage to go to college in Ulaanbaatar (capital city of Mongolia) have a place to stay. Third, the Tau Nu nurse leaders adopt strategies to reach out to their members and helped them to become better linked with international nurse leaders. In realizing the mission of STTI, not only do the nurse leaders themselves need to be committed to their goals, but they also need to (i) engage other members in the project to create a larger pool of resources; (ii) collaborate with different parties to drive the project forward; (iii) persevere in order to sustain progress; (iv) be sensitive to the needs of the target populations; and (v) take empowerment of the target populations as one of the key outcomes in their projects. This symposium will share the merits and associated problems of these projects.
Keywords:
Asia; Health promotion; Vulnerable populations
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleResponding to Vulnerable Populations: Asia Region's Responses to the Presidential Call to Actionen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLai, Claudia K. Y.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorLoke, Alice Yuenen_GB
dc.author.detailsClaudia K. Y. Lai RN, PhD hsclai@inet.polyu.edu.hk; Alice Yuen Loke PhD hsaloke@polyu.edu.hken_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308748-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>This symposium presents three different projects organized by nurse leaders from two different chapters – Pi Iota (Hong Kong) and Tau Nu (Japan). The following vulnerable populations have been targeted: 1) cancer survivors and their families in Hong Kong, 2) orphaned children in Mongolia, and 3) nurses in Japan. Each project is a demonstration of how nurse leaders have responded to the Presidential Call to Action in their own way. The program for cancer survivors and their families is a specially developed program delivered by nurse experts in cancer care. The aim of this project is to help 50 patients and family caregivers to cope with compassion fatigue and uncertainties in life. The second project involves raising the funds to purchase an apartment so that orphans who reach the age of 18 and leave the orphanage to go to college in Ulaanbaatar (capital city of Mongolia) have a place to stay. Third, the Tau Nu nurse leaders adopt strategies to reach out to their members and helped them to become better linked with international nurse leaders. In realizing the mission of STTI, not only do the nurse leaders themselves need to be committed to their goals, but they also need to (i) engage other members in the project to create a larger pool of resources; (ii) collaborate with different parties to drive the project forward; (iii) persevere in order to sustain progress; (iv) be sensitive to the needs of the target populations; and (v) take empowerment of the target populations as one of the key outcomes in their projects. This symposium will share the merits and associated problems of these projects.en_GB
dc.subjectAsiaen_GB
dc.subjectHealth promotionen_GB
dc.subjectVulnerable populationsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:39:07Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:39:07Z-
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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