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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335180
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collaborating Globally to Transform Haiti's Healthcare
Other Titles:
Symposium: Improving Health Outcomes in Haiti through Nursing Education
Author(s):
Cassagnol, Jacqueline; Medacier, Odiane
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Omega-at-Large
Author Details:
Jacqueline Cassagnol, RN, MSN, PMC, jackiecassagnol@gmail.com; Odiane Medacier, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: Haiti is facing a serious healthcare delivery crisis (Jerome & Ivers, 2010). The Haitian American Nurses Association (HANA) is addressing this issue by collaborating with corporations/organizations in order to initiate projects that will transform Haiti's health care. Two main focuses of HANA have been community health and disaster preparedness in Haiti. The purpose of the Faculte des Sciences Infirmieres de Leogane (FSIL)/Disaster Preparedness and community projects, sponsored by HANA, is to establish sustainable non-governmental policies and procedures for disasters at FSIL and the surrounding community, through Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc (WCFR). Methods: The community health projects were created to ensure that FSIL students provide necessary community health care. WCFR nurse educators guided FSIL students to assess community health through health surveys and to analyze both access to and adequacy of existing community resources. The importance of health promotion in the community was emphasized. Results: The results were very promising. The FSIL/Disaster Preparedness and community projects engaged nurse educators and student nurses in making FSIL and its surrounding community safer, more prepared, and more resilient for future disasters. It also contributed to the improvement of the health of the community in Leogane, Haiti. Conclusion: The collaboration between HANA and WCFR has proven to be beneficial for all stakeholders. Being that nursing is such a vital segment of the healthcare delivery system, more emphasis should be put on building capacity through collaboration. Similar partnerships between nursing organizations and corporations must be sought and established.
Keywords:
Collaboration; Healthcare; Global
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14K09
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleCollaborating Globally to Transform Haiti's Healthcareen
dc.title.alternativeSymposium: Improving Health Outcomes in Haiti through Nursing Educationen
dc.contributor.authorCassagnol, Jacquelineen
dc.contributor.authorMedacier, Odianeen
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Omega-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsJacqueline Cassagnol, RN, MSN, PMC, jackiecassagnol@gmail.com; Odiane Medacier, MSN, APRN, FNP-Cen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335180-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: Haiti is facing a serious healthcare delivery crisis (Jerome & Ivers, 2010). The Haitian American Nurses Association (HANA) is addressing this issue by collaborating with corporations/organizations in order to initiate projects that will transform Haiti's health care. Two main focuses of HANA have been community health and disaster preparedness in Haiti. The purpose of the Faculte des Sciences Infirmieres de Leogane (FSIL)/Disaster Preparedness and community projects, sponsored by HANA, is to establish sustainable non-governmental policies and procedures for disasters at FSIL and the surrounding community, through Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc (WCFR). Methods: The community health projects were created to ensure that FSIL students provide necessary community health care. WCFR nurse educators guided FSIL students to assess community health through health surveys and to analyze both access to and adequacy of existing community resources. The importance of health promotion in the community was emphasized. Results: The results were very promising. The FSIL/Disaster Preparedness and community projects engaged nurse educators and student nurses in making FSIL and its surrounding community safer, more prepared, and more resilient for future disasters. It also contributed to the improvement of the health of the community in Leogane, Haiti. Conclusion: The collaboration between HANA and WCFR has proven to be beneficial for all stakeholders. Being that nursing is such a vital segment of the healthcare delivery system, more emphasis should be put on building capacity through collaboration. Similar partnerships between nursing organizations and corporations must be sought and established.en
dc.subjectCollaborationen
dc.subjectHealthcareen
dc.subjectGlobalen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:46:17Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:46:17Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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