An Innovative Collaborative Approach for Applying Public Health Principles in a Global Setting

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603274
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Innovative Collaborative Approach for Applying Public Health Principles in a Global Setting
Other Titles:
Learning While Serving: Clinical Education Strategy [Session]
Author(s):
Brown, Cynthia Ringhofer; Tanner, Mary; Tanner, Mary
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Xi
Author Details:
Cynthia Ringhofer Brown, RN, RDN, cbrown2@css.edu; Mary Tanner, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Nurse educators are accountable for addressing student competence in public health nursing practice within their baccalaureate undergraduate curricula. Factors that challenge this responsibility include limited availability of clinical sites, student enrollment in online programs and participation from remote sites throughout the United States. Other issues that exist are the need for meaningful student engagement with the community as they assess populations and promote the health of communities through advocacy, health teaching, and health related interventions. A recent Institute of Medicine report on “The Future of Nursing” also charges educators with promoting collaborative partnerships including interdisciplinary and intraprofessional efforts to promote health. The newly revised “Code of Ethics for Nurses” further elaborates on the obligation to support social justice and global health efforts. In our baccalaureate program, an educational service learning experience was implemented over a semester culminating in a two week field experience immersion in Belize. As a result of this experience, students effectively collaborated with numerous community partners leading to improvements in the health and well-being of various populations. Some examples of the community partners included the Ministry of Health, the district department of health, area elementary schools, rural health workers and clinics, local diabetes association, village council, and a cultural exchange company. Urban and rural populations that were targeted in these interventions included school aged children, adults, and individuals with diabetes or hypertension.  Intraprofessional collaboration was successful because students from three different undergraduate programs: RN to BS, traditional, and post-baccalaureate worked cooperatively for the betterment of the community. In addition, students participated in meaningful self and group reflection throughout the semester.  This innovative approach was successful in promoting collaboration with community partners and among the students in the various undergraduate programs. Nursing students exemplified professional values and ethically and culturally appropriate behavior during this service-learning experience. Our goal is that this experience will prepare students for their future practice to care for patients from all over the world and to empower communities toward positive change in health.  Future recommendations include expansion of opportunities to promote group bonding prior to the field experience and increased availability of culturally appropriate and country specific health education resources.
Keywords:
global health; service-learning; collaboration
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15G02
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.typePresentationen
dc.titleAn Innovative Collaborative Approach for Applying Public Health Principles in a Global Settingen
dc.title.alternativeLearning While Serving: Clinical Education Strategy [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Cynthia Ringhoferen
dc.contributor.authorTanner, Maryen
dc.contributor.authorTanner, Maryen
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Xien
dc.author.detailsCynthia Ringhofer Brown, RN, RDN, cbrown2@css.edu; Mary Tanner, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603274en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Nurse educators are accountable for addressing student competence in public health nursing practice within their baccalaureate undergraduate curricula. Factors that challenge this responsibility include limited availability of clinical sites, student enrollment in online programs and participation from remote sites throughout the United States. Other issues that exist are the need for meaningful student engagement with the community as they assess populations and promote the health of communities through advocacy, health teaching, and health related interventions. A recent Institute of Medicine report on “The Future of Nursing” also charges educators with promoting collaborative partnerships including interdisciplinary and intraprofessional efforts to promote health. The newly revised “Code of Ethics for Nurses” further elaborates on the obligation to support social justice and global health efforts. In our baccalaureate program, an educational service learning experience was implemented over a semester culminating in a two week field experience immersion in Belize. As a result of this experience, students effectively collaborated with numerous community partners leading to improvements in the health and well-being of various populations. Some examples of the community partners included the Ministry of Health, the district department of health, area elementary schools, rural health workers and clinics, local diabetes association, village council, and a cultural exchange company. Urban and rural populations that were targeted in these interventions included school aged children, adults, and individuals with diabetes or hypertension.  Intraprofessional collaboration was successful because students from three different undergraduate programs: RN to BS, traditional, and post-baccalaureate worked cooperatively for the betterment of the community. In addition, students participated in meaningful self and group reflection throughout the semester.  This innovative approach was successful in promoting collaboration with community partners and among the students in the various undergraduate programs. Nursing students exemplified professional values and ethically and culturally appropriate behavior during this service-learning experience. Our goal is that this experience will prepare students for their future practice to care for patients from all over the world and to empower communities toward positive change in health.  Future recommendations include expansion of opportunities to promote group bonding prior to the field experience and increased availability of culturally appropriate and country specific health education resources.en
dc.subjectglobal healthen
dc.subjectservice-learningen
dc.subjectcollaborationen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:47:02Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:47:02Zen
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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