Displacement, Migration, and Transition: Development of a Post-Resettlement Assessment Instrument

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616366
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Title:
Displacement, Migration, and Transition: Development of a Post-Resettlement Assessment Instrument
Author(s):
Catolico, Olivia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Alpha
Author Details:
Olivia Catolico, RN, CNL, BC, olivia.catolico@dominican.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, July 21, 2016 and Friday, July 22, 2016: Purpose: This presentation highlights the ongoing development of a post-resettlement assessment instrument that encompasses the sociopolitical, economic, and cultural dimensions of assessment and needed care.' The researcher: (1) identifies the healthcare needs of diverse persons who have experienced significant displacement and life transitions in the process of resettlement; and (2) recommends the use of culturally sensitive assessment strategies in health promotion and disease prevention in the care of diverse persons. Certain groups continue to experience poorer health and disparities in care despite years of resettlement in the U.S. Women headed households in particular are especially vulnerable to disconnections in care resulting from haphazard or no assessment. Additionally, women struggle with issues of economic self-sufficiency for their families and may lack resources for seeking care. Established assessment tools have been developed from a Western medical perspective. These however, while useful for screening and identification of symptomatology, may not account for the lingering socioeconomic and sociopolitical factors that continue to haunt persons and families who are displaced, or who are experiencing significant life transitions and issues in resettlement. Methods: The author?s prior research findings with refugee women and healthcare professionals provide substance for the development of a resettlement assessment instrument. The items are under development and incorporate the continuum of migrational life experiences that influence health status, care-seeking behaviors, healthcare decisions, and well-being. The instrument includes items that measure perceived consequences, either negative or positive, of care-seeking behaviors and healthcare decisions. The instrument will be sent to nurses and allied healthcare professionals, administrators, social service agencies, and persons who have experienced displacement, migration, and resettlement.'' Results: Overall content validity and a content validity index will be determined for each item of the instrument. Further refinement and testing of the instrument will aid nurses in providing culturally sensitive and seamless care, with timely and appropriate referral to needed services. Conclusion: Further research must be done in the development of valid, reliable cultural assessment tools in improving the health and well-being of resettled populations and their outcomes of care.
Keywords:
Assessment; Migration; Culture
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16PST31; INRC16PST31
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.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleDisplacement, Migration, and Transition: Development of a Post-Resettlement Assessment Instrumenten
dc.contributor.authorCatolico, Oliviaen
dc.contributor.departmentRho Alphaen
dc.author.detailsOlivia Catolico, RN, CNL, BC, olivia.catolico@dominican.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616366-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, July 21, 2016 and Friday, July 22, 2016: Purpose: This presentation highlights the ongoing development of a post-resettlement assessment instrument that encompasses the sociopolitical, economic, and cultural dimensions of assessment and needed care.' The researcher: (1) identifies the healthcare needs of diverse persons who have experienced significant displacement and life transitions in the process of resettlement; and (2) recommends the use of culturally sensitive assessment strategies in health promotion and disease prevention in the care of diverse persons. Certain groups continue to experience poorer health and disparities in care despite years of resettlement in the U.S. Women headed households in particular are especially vulnerable to disconnections in care resulting from haphazard or no assessment. Additionally, women struggle with issues of economic self-sufficiency for their families and may lack resources for seeking care. Established assessment tools have been developed from a Western medical perspective. These however, while useful for screening and identification of symptomatology, may not account for the lingering socioeconomic and sociopolitical factors that continue to haunt persons and families who are displaced, or who are experiencing significant life transitions and issues in resettlement. Methods: The author?s prior research findings with refugee women and healthcare professionals provide substance for the development of a resettlement assessment instrument. The items are under development and incorporate the continuum of migrational life experiences that influence health status, care-seeking behaviors, healthcare decisions, and well-being. The instrument includes items that measure perceived consequences, either negative or positive, of care-seeking behaviors and healthcare decisions. The instrument will be sent to nurses and allied healthcare professionals, administrators, social service agencies, and persons who have experienced displacement, migration, and resettlement.'' Results: Overall content validity and a content validity index will be determined for each item of the instrument. Further refinement and testing of the instrument will aid nurses in providing culturally sensitive and seamless care, with timely and appropriate referral to needed services. Conclusion: Further research must be done in the development of valid, reliable cultural assessment tools in improving the health and well-being of resettled populations and their outcomes of care.en
dc.subjectAssessmenten
dc.subjectMigrationen
dc.subjectCultureen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:10:55Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:10:55Z-
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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