Refugee Health Education: "Learn to Succeed. Together We Build Our Community."

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621443
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Title:
Refugee Health Education: "Learn to Succeed. Together We Build Our Community."
Author(s):
Panizales, Maria Theresa P.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Alpha
Author Details:
Maria Theresa P. Panizales, MSN, RN, Professional Experience: Tess (Maria Theresa) has prior work experience with Red Cross, Philippines during her early nursing career where she was trained as a disaster nurse, responder and trainer. She has served as volunteer in internally displaced camp (IDP) in Kenya post internal political conflict, 2007-2008. Completed Harvard Program for Refugee and Trauma, 2013. Currently enrolled in Doctorate Nursing Practice, Public Health Nursing Leader with focus in Refugee Health. Practicum affiliation with Refugee Dream Center, where a needs assessment was conducted to help design refugee health program post 6 months of resettlement. Author Summary: Tess has 34 years of nursing experience serving in various capacity including academia, hospital, long-term care, public health, and corporate management. Her recent work was with Partners HealthCare International, Boston, MA as Director of Clinical Quality for the Qatar based team. She is currently a student at University of Massachusetts-Amherst pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice, Public Health Nursing Leadership. Her focus is in refugee health, and psychological support/debriefing.
Abstract:

Purpose:  The purpose of the project is to develop and implement a comprehensive culture sensitive health education program to address the resettled refugees identified health needs as a result of lack or cessation of support after the refugee resettlement program ends. The health needs were identified through a community needs assessment conducted in Fall 2015.

Methods: The program is a quality improvement project using a qualitative design guided by Avedis Donabedian's quality framework that encompasses structure, process and outcome, and the use of Deming's Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle methodology for continuous process and program improvement.

The project is a collaborative community-based training program with stakeholders involved as resource, and subject matter expert from their respective organizations. The number of community trainers vary depending on date and time availability, the DNP student assumes teaching the course where necessary. The total number of participants are 15, male and female, aged 18 and above, and post resettlement program support. There were participants that does not meet the criteria and would like to attend, this was allowed. The refugee participants are from different ethnic background within the target community, mostly Somali and Congolese.

The program is a 2-hours weekly session to resettled refugees at Providence, RHode Isalnd ZIP Code 02907. The curriculum is divided into three: (1) health education, (2) community immersion, and (3) case management. Health education will include topics selected from the community needs assessment such as simple illnesses and management, first aid, nutrition, preventive health care, etc. while community immersion activity involves marketing (grocery/market visit as feasible) and socio-cultural "Thanksgiving Dinner" event. Case management is the provision of resource handbook and health insurance road map or guide.

Participant experiences, and composite measures based on the curriculum and program goals and objectives were collected using survey tools for knowledge, skills and general program. The tools were developed by the DNP student based on the community needs assessment to assess if the needs were met. This will be analyzed and utilized to drive improvement of the program. Participants complete pre and post knowledge and skills survey to identify strengths and weakness of the curriculum, teaching methodology and program structure. Refugee community leaders were engaged actively, so skills can be gained in program management and teaching.

The program survey tool will collect quantitative data to determine program efficiency based on the program goals and objectives. Qualitative data will include collecting feedback from participants and random anecdotal reports during meetings with community stakeholders, program staffs, community health advisory board and trainers.

Results: A cursory analysis of the pre-health education program survey reveals knowledge and skills gap in basic health care, and navigation of government health services.

Conclusion: The health education program is expected to be completed by Dec 17th. There will be two more classes after Dec 3rd.

Keywords:
Health; Refugee; Resettlement
Repository Posting Date:
7-Jun-2017
Date of Publication:
7-Jun-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST651
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleRefugee Health Education: "Learn to Succeed. Together We Build Our Community."en_US
dc.contributor.authorPanizales, Maria Theresa P.en
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Alphaen
dc.author.detailsMaria Theresa P. Panizales, MSN, RN, Professional Experience: Tess (Maria Theresa) has prior work experience with Red Cross, Philippines during her early nursing career where she was trained as a disaster nurse, responder and trainer. She has served as volunteer in internally displaced camp (IDP) in Kenya post internal political conflict, 2007-2008. Completed Harvard Program for Refugee and Trauma, 2013. Currently enrolled in Doctorate Nursing Practice, Public Health Nursing Leader with focus in Refugee Health. Practicum affiliation with Refugee Dream Center, where a needs assessment was conducted to help design refugee health program post 6 months of resettlement. Author Summary: Tess has 34 years of nursing experience serving in various capacity including academia, hospital, long-term care, public health, and corporate management. Her recent work was with Partners HealthCare International, Boston, MA as Director of Clinical Quality for the Qatar based team. She is currently a student at University of Massachusetts-Amherst pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice, Public Health Nursing Leadership. Her focus is in refugee health, and psychological support/debriefing.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621443-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose: </strong><span> The purpose of the project is to develop and implement a comprehensive culture sensitive health education program to address the resettled refugees identified health needs as a result of lack or cessation of support after the refugee resettlement program ends. The health needs were identified through a community needs assessment conducted in Fall 2015.</span></p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong>The program is a quality improvement project using a qualitative design guided by Avedis Donabedian's quality framework that encompasses structure, process and outcome, and the use of Deming's Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle methodology for continuous process and program improvement.</p> <p>The project is a collaborative community-based training program with stakeholders involved as resource, and subject matter expert from their respective organizations. The number of community trainers vary depending on date and time availability, the DNP student assumes teaching the course where necessary. The total number of participants are 15, male and female, aged 18 and above, and post resettlement program support. There were participants that does not meet the criteria and would like to attend, this was allowed. The refugee participants are from different ethnic background within the target community, mostly Somali and Congolese.</p> <p>The program is a 2-hours weekly session to resettled refugees at Providence, RHode Isalnd ZIP Code 02907. The curriculum is divided into three: (1) health education, (2) community immersion, and (3) case management. Health education will include topics selected from the community needs assessment such as simple illnesses and management, first aid, nutrition, preventive health care, etc. while community immersion activity involves marketing (grocery/market visit as feasible) and socio-cultural "Thanksgiving Dinner" event. Case management is the provision of resource handbook and health insurance road map or guide.</p> <div class="page" title="Page 21"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Participant experiences, and composite measures based on the curriculum and program goals and objectives were collected using survey tools for knowledge, skills and general program. The tools were developed by the DNP student based on the community needs assessment to assess if the needs were met. This will be analyzed and utilized to drive improvement of the program. Participants complete pre and post knowledge and skills survey to identify strengths and weakness of the curriculum, teaching methodology and program structure. Refugee community leaders were engaged actively, so skills can be gained in program management and teaching.</p> <div class="page" title="Page 15"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The program survey tool will collect quantitative data to determine program efficiency based on the program goals and objectives. Qualitative data will include collecting feedback from participants and random anecdotal reports during meetings with community stakeholders, program staffs, community health advisory board and trainers.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Results: </strong>A cursory analysis of the pre-health education program survey reveals knowledge and skills gap in basic health care, and navigation of government health services.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>The health education program is expected to be completed by Dec 17th. There will be two more classes after Dec 3rd.</p>en
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectRefugeeen
dc.subjectResettlementen
dc.date.available2017-06-07T13:27:55Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-07-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-07T13:27:55Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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