Exploring the Impact of a Medical Mission Trip on Graduate Nurse Practice Perceptions, Ideals and Practice Implementation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602949
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Exploring the Impact of a Medical Mission Trip on Graduate Nurse Practice Perceptions, Ideals and Practice Implementation
Author(s):
Ford, Cindy; Kinning, Brenda; Raymundo, Amanda C.; Ruble, Charalene; Kinning, Brenda; Raymundo, Amanda C.; Ruble, Charalene
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Sigma Nu
Author Details:
Cindy Ford, PhD, RN, CNE, cindy.ford@lcu.edu; Brenda Kinning, RN; Amanda C. Raymundo, RN; Charalene Ruble, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: There is little debate about the significance of nursing educational experiences to promote cultural understanding as the population requiring care becomes increasingly diverse. Faculty are aware of the study abroad research results yielding positive learning outcomes such as participants reporting increased understanding of other cultures and a commitment to being a positive force for improvement of healthcare abroad and in their own community (Saenz & Holcomb, 2009); gains in substantive knowledge, changes in values and communication skills (Carpenter & Garcia, 2012) and increased understanding as well as uncomfortable, lingering, unsettled feelings resulting from awareness of inequities in resources (Evanson & Zust, 2006). Study abroad is one way to broaden American nursing students’ worldview, but accommodating a study abroad course into a nursing curriculum can prove challenging. One graduate nursing program faculty group felt so strongly about the importance/outcomes of some type cultural immersion trip, the faculty placed a global culture and health course within the required graduate curriculum. A recent medical mission trip to Honduras was the setting for this exploratory/qualitative study. After university exempted IRB approval (educational research), the collection of data included formative narrative journaling throughout the trip, a summative qualitative evaluation of the trip experiences and completion of the Go Culture Assessment (Dodd, 2013). The assessment tool is an online selection tool forecasting cultural performance, relationships, cultural adaptation, leadership development in relocation and personal development. The tool identifies 16 cultural engagement factors to help determine strengths and areas of need. Data analysis from all data collected sources will contribute to the understanding of graduate nurse outcomes from the lived experience of the medical mission trip to Honduras. Results can be utilized for pre-trip educational planning and student participant preparation for cultural immersion in a country outside the United States. Further, it is believed the study outcomes will support nursing faculty to persist in the provision of cultural experiences for students in the face of challenges and barriers for implementation of international cultural immersion trips.
Keywords:
Study abroad; Cultural immersion; Impact to practice
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15LD2.15
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleExploring the Impact of a Medical Mission Trip on Graduate Nurse Practice Perceptions, Ideals and Practice Implementationen
dc.contributor.authorFord, Cindyen
dc.contributor.authorKinning, Brendaen
dc.contributor.authorRaymundo, Amanda C.en
dc.contributor.authorRuble, Charaleneen
dc.contributor.authorKinning, Brendaen
dc.contributor.authorRaymundo, Amanda C.en
dc.contributor.authorRuble, Charaleneen
dc.contributor.departmentSigma Nuen
dc.author.detailsCindy Ford, PhD, RN, CNE, cindy.ford@lcu.edu; Brenda Kinning, RN; Amanda C. Raymundo, RN; Charalene Ruble, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602949en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: There is little debate about the significance of nursing educational experiences to promote cultural understanding as the population requiring care becomes increasingly diverse. Faculty are aware of the study abroad research results yielding positive learning outcomes such as participants reporting increased understanding of other cultures and a commitment to being a positive force for improvement of healthcare abroad and in their own community (Saenz & Holcomb, 2009); gains in substantive knowledge, changes in values and communication skills (Carpenter & Garcia, 2012) and increased understanding as well as uncomfortable, lingering, unsettled feelings resulting from awareness of inequities in resources (Evanson & Zust, 2006). Study abroad is one way to broaden American nursing students’ worldview, but accommodating a study abroad course into a nursing curriculum can prove challenging. One graduate nursing program faculty group felt so strongly about the importance/outcomes of some type cultural immersion trip, the faculty placed a global culture and health course within the required graduate curriculum. A recent medical mission trip to Honduras was the setting for this exploratory/qualitative study. After university exempted IRB approval (educational research), the collection of data included formative narrative journaling throughout the trip, a summative qualitative evaluation of the trip experiences and completion of the Go Culture Assessment (Dodd, 2013). The assessment tool is an online selection tool forecasting cultural performance, relationships, cultural adaptation, leadership development in relocation and personal development. The tool identifies 16 cultural engagement factors to help determine strengths and areas of need. Data analysis from all data collected sources will contribute to the understanding of graduate nurse outcomes from the lived experience of the medical mission trip to Honduras. Results can be utilized for pre-trip educational planning and student participant preparation for cultural immersion in a country outside the United States. Further, it is believed the study outcomes will support nursing faculty to persist in the provision of cultural experiences for students in the face of challenges and barriers for implementation of international cultural immersion trips.en
dc.subjectStudy abroaden
dc.subjectCultural immersionen
dc.subjectImpact to practiceen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:40:06Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:40:06Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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