The Role of Nurses in an Interdisciplinary Care Team responding to Mass Fatality Disasters: Promoting Equity and Access to Care

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/337420
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Mixed/Multi Method Research
Title:
The Role of Nurses in an Interdisciplinary Care Team responding to Mass Fatality Disasters: Promoting Equity and Access to Care
Author(s):
Hassmiller, Susan B; Adams, Lavonne M.; Weeks, Susan Mace
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Zeta
Author Details:
Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, email shassmi@rwjf.org; Lavonne M. Adams, PhD, RN, CCRN, email L.adams2@tcu.edu, Eta Zeta Chapter; Susan Mace Weeks, DNP, RN, CNS, LMFT, FAAN, email s.weeks@tcu.edu, Beta Alpha Chapter
Abstract:

The majority of individuals cared for by international relief organizations responding to multi-fatality disasters are those with limited access to care; therefore, human care inequities are frequently apparent.  This presentation will focus on nurses facilitating equity and access to care for survivors of mass fatality disasters through an interdisciplinary care team model.  Using a reflective practice methodology, the first presenter will describe her “lived experience” as a nurse working on an interdisciplinary care team responding to catastrophic disasters.  The nurse’s role in facilitating culturally sensitive care access for those most disenfranchised will be highlighted.   The second presenter will describe an evaluation of prior mass fatality disaster responses including narratives from disaster relief workers, disaster leadership SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats), and an online survey of 120 members of interdisciplinary post-disaster care teams.  Key findings, focused on the unique role of nurses, will be presented.  The final presenter will describe a systematic review process to synthesize the best evidence from the international literature on disaster response.  Implications and action steps for nurses responding to future disasters will be highlighted.

Keywords:
disaster planning organization and administration; interdisciplinary team; program evaluation
MeSH:
Disaster Planning; Patient Care Team; Program Evaluation
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2014
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2014
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
International Council of Nurses Quadrennial Convention
Conference Host:
International Council of Nurses
Conference Location:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachMixed/Multi Method Researchen
dc.titleThe Role of Nurses in an Interdisciplinary Care Team responding to Mass Fatality Disasters: Promoting Equity and Access to Careen
dc.contributor.authorHassmiller, Susan B-
dc.contributor.authorAdams, Lavonne M.-
dc.contributor.authorWeeks, Susan Mace-
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Zetaen
dc.author.detailsSusan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, email shassmi@rwjf.org; Lavonne M. Adams, PhD, RN, CCRN, email L.adams2@tcu.edu, Eta Zeta Chapter; Susan Mace Weeks, DNP, RN, CNS, LMFT, FAAN, email s.weeks@tcu.edu, Beta Alpha Chapteren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/337420-
dc.description.abstract<p>The majority of individuals cared for by international relief organizations responding to multi-fatality disasters are those with limited access to care; therefore, human care inequities are frequently apparent.  This presentation will focus on nurses facilitating equity and access to care for survivors of mass fatality disasters through an interdisciplinary care team model.  Using a reflective practice methodology, the first presenter will describe her “lived experience” as a nurse working on an interdisciplinary care team responding to catastrophic disasters.  The nurse’s role in facilitating culturally sensitive care access for those most disenfranchised will be highlighted.   The second presenter will describe an evaluation of prior mass fatality disaster responses including narratives from disaster relief workers, disaster leadership SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats), and an online survey of 120 members of interdisciplinary post-disaster care teams.  Key findings, focused on the unique role of nurses, will be presented.  The final presenter will describe a systematic review process to synthesize the best evidence from the international literature on disaster response.  Implications and action steps for nurses responding to future disasters will be highlighted.</p>en_GB
dc.subjectdisaster planning organization and administrationen_GB
dc.subjectinterdisciplinary teamen_GB
dc.subjectprogram evaluationen_GB
dc.subject.meshDisaster Planningen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Care Teamen_US
dc.subject.meshProgram Evaluationen_US
dc.date.available2014-12-19T21:55:27Z-
dc.date.issued2014-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-19T21:55:27Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.nameInternational Council of Nurses Quadrennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostInternational Council of Nursesen_GB
dc.conference.locationMelbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_GB
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
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