Collaborative Service Learning Project to Bring Theory into Practice in Cap-Haitien, Haiti

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616470
Title:
Collaborative Service Learning Project to Bring Theory into Practice in Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Author(s):
Nelzy, Sandy
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Sandy Nelzy, RN, Sandynelzy@gmail.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and Sunday, July 24, 2016: A nurse?s job is to assess, diagnose, plan, intervene, and evaluate patients holistically all over the world despite the language barrier, cultural and religious differences. 'This poster presentation is based partly on an elective course taken at York College'in the Department of Nursing during the summer of 2014'along with other nursing students to participate in a study abroad in Cap-Haitien,'Haiti for approximately two weeks. Many people in Cap-Haitien, Haiti have lack of access to medical care, pure water and other necessary resources.'Nursing students were invited to attend the Third Annual Haitian Kennedy Fellows Conference in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. The Kennedy Fellows were outstanding students'from various regional public universities throughout Haiti. We worked as a group on a hygiene related project with elementary school children in which we provided teaching on performing vaginal care to prevent infection, proper body mechanic to prevent injury and cataract prevention education with local farmers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cataract alone is the leading cause of blindness in all countries of the world. An estimated 42 million people are affected by severe loss of vision, and cataract causes 17 million of these losses.'This proves that,'effective teaching has a significant impact on patient's health and safety. In addition,'educating patients effectively can also improve the satisfaction of a nurse because of the idea of impacting someone?s quality of life.'Overall this collaboration closed with an opportunity for each of us to plant trees on the farm. We had the opportunity to work together and learn from each other, even when a language barrier existed. Once again, in the summer of 2015, I had the honor to return to'Haiti with the purpose of evaluating the impact of teaching on'performing vaginal care, proper body mechanic to prevent injury and cataract prevention education with local farmers.'The conclusion was that, individuals continue to practice the proper skills they have learned. In conclusion, the project was a success to both, the citizens of Cap-Haitien, and the nursing department at York College. 'This proves that, the world could be a better place by providing education to underserved individuals.
Keywords:
Hygiene; Body Mechanic; Cataract Prevention
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16PST313
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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleCollaborative Service Learning Project to Bring Theory into Practice in Cap-Haitien, Haitien
dc.contributor.authorNelzy, Sandyen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsSandy Nelzy, RN, Sandynelzy@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616470-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and Sunday, July 24, 2016: A nurse?s job is to assess, diagnose, plan, intervene, and evaluate patients holistically all over the world despite the language barrier, cultural and religious differences. 'This poster presentation is based partly on an elective course taken at York College'in the Department of Nursing during the summer of 2014'along with other nursing students to participate in a study abroad in Cap-Haitien,'Haiti for approximately two weeks. Many people in Cap-Haitien, Haiti have lack of access to medical care, pure water and other necessary resources.'Nursing students were invited to attend the Third Annual Haitian Kennedy Fellows Conference in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. The Kennedy Fellows were outstanding students'from various regional public universities throughout Haiti. We worked as a group on a hygiene related project with elementary school children in which we provided teaching on performing vaginal care to prevent infection, proper body mechanic to prevent injury and cataract prevention education with local farmers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cataract alone is the leading cause of blindness in all countries of the world. An estimated 42 million people are affected by severe loss of vision, and cataract causes 17 million of these losses.'This proves that,'effective teaching has a significant impact on patient's health and safety. In addition,'educating patients effectively can also improve the satisfaction of a nurse because of the idea of impacting someone?s quality of life.'Overall this collaboration closed with an opportunity for each of us to plant trees on the farm. We had the opportunity to work together and learn from each other, even when a language barrier existed. Once again, in the summer of 2015, I had the honor to return to'Haiti with the purpose of evaluating the impact of teaching on'performing vaginal care, proper body mechanic to prevent injury and cataract prevention education with local farmers.'The conclusion was that, individuals continue to practice the proper skills they have learned. In conclusion, the project was a success to both, the citizens of Cap-Haitien, and the nursing department at York College. 'This proves that, the world could be a better place by providing education to underserved individuals.en
dc.subjectHygieneen
dc.subjectBody Mechanicen
dc.subjectCataract Preventionen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:13:19Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:13:19Z-
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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