Multiple Ways of Knowing and Multiculturalism in Psychiatric Nursing: A Case Study in Nursing College,Thailand

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616247
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Multiple Ways of Knowing and Multiculturalism in Psychiatric Nursing: A Case Study in Nursing College,Thailand
Other Titles:
Mental Health Nursing: Outcomes and Education
Author(s):
Sitthisongkram, Somporn; Wanchaitanawong, Waraporn
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Alpha
Author Details:
Somporn Sitthisongkram, RN, BSC, somporn.sitthison001@umb.edu; Waraporn Wanchaitanawong, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, July 25, 2016: In the past, reductionism was a framework that nurses used to take care of patients. This framework focused on the part of the body that had a problem, so it did not cover the whole person. Because there has been a paradigm shift in nursing practice, nurses now have a new holistic framework to take care of patients, which is called holism. This framework includes physical, mental, social, and spiritual aspects, which are the opposite of reductionism. A philosophical tension may occur because the two perspectives have different views. Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Chiang Mai Thailand is located in Northern Thailand. The college provides a Bachelor of Nursing Science Program, which consists of a four-year full-time study course, which is designed to produce registered nurses who are of a strong moral character and possess a caring perspective. This program prepares student nurses to meet the society and local community needs. In 2010, the Thai Government created a new program named The Project for Developing Nurses to Solve the Problem Concerning Ethic and Religious Conflict Occurring in Thailand?s Southernmost Three Provinces. The purposes of this project are to provide nurses with the skills to meet the needs of local communities and to improve the quality of life of the youth who live in these areas. Most student nurses, who come from Southern Thailand are Muslim. They have a different culture and religion from Northern Thai people. They also have different views about how to take care of patients.' Because of this tension, nursing instructors have a responsibility to deal with any potential problems and to develop the students? nursing knowledge. Especially in psychiatric nursing, students tend to take care of patients who have mental health problems. In this scenario it is appropriate to use integration between holism, reductionism, and multiculturalism to take care of patients. Using multiple ways of knowing in multicultural perspectives is the best way to take care of patients.' The purpose of this study is to examine the definitions of holism, reductionism, and multiculturalism, and explore how to integrate multiple ways of knowing and multicultural perspectives in psychiatric nursing by using a case study in Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Keywords:
Nursing education; Multicultural perspectives; Psychiatric nursing
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16P06; INRC16P06
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleMultiple Ways of Knowing and Multiculturalism in Psychiatric Nursing: A Case Study in Nursing College,Thailanden
dc.title.alternativeMental Health Nursing: Outcomes and Educationen
dc.contributor.authorSitthisongkram, Sompornen
dc.contributor.authorWanchaitanawong, Warapornen
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Alphaen
dc.author.detailsSomporn Sitthisongkram, RN, BSC, somporn.sitthison001@umb.edu; Waraporn Wanchaitanawong, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616247-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, July 25, 2016: In the past, reductionism was a framework that nurses used to take care of patients. This framework focused on the part of the body that had a problem, so it did not cover the whole person. Because there has been a paradigm shift in nursing practice, nurses now have a new holistic framework to take care of patients, which is called holism. This framework includes physical, mental, social, and spiritual aspects, which are the opposite of reductionism. A philosophical tension may occur because the two perspectives have different views. Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Chiang Mai Thailand is located in Northern Thailand. The college provides a Bachelor of Nursing Science Program, which consists of a four-year full-time study course, which is designed to produce registered nurses who are of a strong moral character and possess a caring perspective. This program prepares student nurses to meet the society and local community needs. In 2010, the Thai Government created a new program named The Project for Developing Nurses to Solve the Problem Concerning Ethic and Religious Conflict Occurring in Thailand?s Southernmost Three Provinces. The purposes of this project are to provide nurses with the skills to meet the needs of local communities and to improve the quality of life of the youth who live in these areas. Most student nurses, who come from Southern Thailand are Muslim. They have a different culture and religion from Northern Thai people. They also have different views about how to take care of patients.' Because of this tension, nursing instructors have a responsibility to deal with any potential problems and to develop the students? nursing knowledge. Especially in psychiatric nursing, students tend to take care of patients who have mental health problems. In this scenario it is appropriate to use integration between holism, reductionism, and multiculturalism to take care of patients. Using multiple ways of knowing in multicultural perspectives is the best way to take care of patients.' The purpose of this study is to examine the definitions of holism, reductionism, and multiculturalism, and explore how to integrate multiple ways of knowing and multicultural perspectives in psychiatric nursing by using a case study in Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Chiang Mai, Thailand.en
dc.subjectNursing educationen
dc.subjectMulticultural perspectivesen
dc.subjectPsychiatric nursingen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:08:03Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:08:03Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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