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Janice M Haley, Pamela H Cone
Learning from experience is a positive approach when preparing for mobile clinic service in a developing country. Mobile clinics provide healthcare services to people in hard to reach areas around the world, but preparation for their use needs to be done in collaboration with local leaders and healthcare providers. For over 16 years, Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing has sponsored mobile clinics to rural northern Haiti with the aim to provide culturally sensitive healthcare in collaboration with Haitian leaders...
August 28, 2016: Nurse Education in Practice
Donna M Nickitas, Gerard M Fealy, Mary L De Natale
AIM: The aim was to develop an instrument to assess undergraduate nursing students' experience of service-learning to reveal benefits and identify service-learning as a professional value that leads to civic and social responsibility. BACKGROUND: Service-learning is a teaching and learning approach that integrates academic learning with experiential community-centered foci. It provides structured opportunities for reflection on broader social and cultural dimensions of health...
July 2016: Nursing Education Perspectives
Susan L Taylor, Jeanne M Leffers
AIM: The aim of the research is to review all qualitative research studies related to service-learning assessment in nursing education. BACKGROUND: Recent literature reviews have examined quantitative but not qualitative research studies on service-learning assessment in nursing education. METHOD: An integrative review analyzed the results of published qualitative research of service-learning assessment. Articles included in this review were published in English in peer-reviewed journals from 1997 to 2014 and encompassed information on outcomes, assessment or evaluation, nursing education, and service-learning...
July 2016: Nursing Education Perspectives
Roxanne Amerson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Journal of Transcultural Nursing: Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society
Joan Samuels-Dennis, Liudi Xia, Sandra Secord, Amelia Raiger
Poverty, along with other factors such as unemployment, work and life stressors, interpersonal violence, and lack of access to high quality health and/or social services all play a role in determining who develops a mental illness and for whom those symptoms persist or worsen. Senior nursing student preparing to enter the field and working in a service learning capacity may be able to influence early recovery and symptom abatement among those most vulnerable to mental illness. A consortium of community stakeholders and researchers collaboratively designed a 10-week mental health promotion project called the Health Advocacy Project (HAP)...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
Kimberly Francis, Susan Philliber, Eric R Walsh-Buhi, Ashley Philliber, Roopa Seshadri, Ellen Daley
OBJECTIVES: To determine if the Teen Outreach Program (TOP), a youth development and service learning program, can reduce sexual risk-taking behaviors compared with a business as usual or benign counterfactual. METHODS: We synthesized results of 5 independent studies conducted in 5 geographically and ethnically diverse locations between 2011 and 2015 with 17 194 middle and high school students. Each study cluster-randomized classes, teachers, or schools to treatment or control groups and included the students enrolled in those clusters at baseline in an intent-to-treat analysis...
September 2016: American Journal of Public Health
Moira O'Neill
BACKGROUND: The advancing accountability of nurses and nurse educators requires students to develop knowledge, skills, and judgment on a continuum of focus from individual patients to the broader context of care. METHOD: A dynamic capstone policy course was developed by applying the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and capitalizing on related benefits of service-learning pedagogy...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Education
Pamela H Cone, Janice M Haley
Mobile clinics have been used successfully to provide healthcare services to people in hard to reach areas around the world, but their use is sometimes controversial. There are advantages to using mobile clinics among rural underserved populations, and providing access to those who are vulnerable will improve health and decrease morbidity and mortality. However, some teams use inappropriate approaches to international service. For over 15 years, Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing has sponsored mobile clinics to rural northern Haiti with the aim to provide culturally sensitive healthcare in collaboration with Haitian leaders...
September 3, 2016: Nurse Education in Practice
Rusudan Kilaberia, Edward Ratner
Gerontology education programs that combine elements of experiential service-learning, community participation, and residential immersion have been emerging in the United States and internationally. Combining fieldwork, interviews, and immersion methods, this study draws on qualitative ethnographic and phenomenologic design, whereby a student lived in senior housing for 3.5 years. The study is among the longest and most intensive gerontological field experiences ever reported. It is based on more than 2,000 hours of observations and conversational interviews with 14 residents...
September 16, 2016: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
MaryBeth Mandich, Mia Erickson, Beth Nardella
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Participating in global healthcare through international clinical education may enhance development of cultural competence and professionalism. There are many logistical issues to be resolved in developing international clinical education experiences which meet program requirements. The purpose of this case study is to describe how one university developed such an experience for students by partnering with Amizade Global Service Learning, an organization that facilitates global learning experiences...
September 8, 2016: Physical Therapy
Adrienne Lapidos, Anne Gwozdek
The University of Michigan (U-M) Dental Hygiene Program collaborated with the U-M School of Social Work in developing a course entitled "Skills for Patient- and Family-Centered Care with Diverse Populations." Drawing upon disciplines including dentistry, social work, psychology, and sociology, this course transformed mandatory outreach rotations in safety-net dental settings from a freestanding senior-year experience to an integrated part of the dental hygiene curriculum. The course provided a space in which to discuss the interpersonal aspects of patient care, particularly those related to the social determinants of health...
2016: Journal of Allied Health
Kellie Stickler, Carla Sabus, Hedi Gustafson, Molly Kueser, Bridget Lavaveshkul, Linda Denney
PURPOSE: The objectives of this paper were to evaluate pre- to post-treatment outcomes of patients attending a student-run free physical therapy clinic in order to provide new evidence concerning patient response to student care. We hypothesize improved functional and quality of life scores as measured by outcome scales. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients were included in this retrospective chart review. Data were analyzed through SPSS Statistical software (ver. 13) using paired t-tests to compare baseline and follow-up data for the following measures: blood pressure, numeric pain rating scale (NPRS), quality of life visual analog scale, SF-8 quality of life scale, and population demographics...
2016: Journal of Allied Health
Mary Lee Berg
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September 2016: Nursing
Heather Flick, Sheri Barrett, Carrie Carter-Hanson
PURPOSE: To provide dental hygiene students with a service learning opportunity to work with special needs and culturally diverse underserved populations through the Oral Health on Wheels (OHOW) community based mobile dental hygiene clinic. METHODS: A student feedback survey was administered between the years of 2009 and 2013 to 90 students in order to gather and identify significant satisfaction, skills acquisition and personal growth information after the student's clinical experience on the OHOW...
August 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Cynthia Lau
This phenomenological study revealed the lived experiences of occupational therapy students as they embarked on a semester-long volunteer health promotion service-learning project during their entry-level master's program. Data analysis extrapolated themes from student journals, transcriptions of pre- and postinterviews, and field notes. Student roles were exemplified by what students wanted to learn, what they actually learned, and the unexpected benefits they experienced. In particular, issues with teaming, interprofessional development, and time management were discovered...
September 2016: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Leigh Booth
Nursing was founded on the ideas of care and compassion. Research has shown that nursing students have the potential to struggle with the concept of compassion or rather maintain this compassion throughout their careers. The compassion and excitement that many students begin nursing programs with can quickly be dissolved with the high demands of nursing curriculum. With teaching strategies afforded through service learning activities such as international medical trips, compassion can be reignited and demonstrated in ways that are more evident since this is not a typical clinical setting...
April 2016: Contemporary Nurse
Danette R Ocegueda, Christopher J Van Ness, Carrie L Hanson, Lorie A Holt
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which U.S. dental hygiene programs are incorporating cultural competency education into the dental hygiene curriculum and to identify associated program characteristics. METHODS: A 19 item survey was electronically administered to all 334 U.S. dental hygiene program directors. The questionnaire solicited information on teaching and evaluation methodologies relative to cultural competency education (CCE), as well as director's perceptions and program demographic information...
June 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Yulan Li, Fangfang Guo, Meilin Yao, Cong Wang, Wenfan Yan
Most service-learning studies in higher education focused on its effects on students' development. The dynamic processes and mechanisms of students' development during service-learning, however, have not been explored thoroughly. Student engagement in service-learning may affect service-learning outcomes and be affected by subjective task value at the same time. The present study aimed to explore the effect of subjective task value on Chinese college student engagement during service-learning. Fifty-four Chinese college students participated in a 9-weeks service-learning program of interacting with children with special needs...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
Catherine G Ling
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Military Medicine
Aline Silva Baldoino, Renata Meira Veras
is study aimed to raise and discuss the data about the integration of health courses teaching and service activities o ered at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), pre- senting scenarios practices and major di culties existing in the relationship between the university and the services of health. is was a qualitative study of descriptive explo- ratory character, using a questionnaire as a research tool applied to the coordinators of selected health courses. e selection was by reading the political pedagogical project, the following courses were selected: nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, medicine, nu- trition, dentistry and public health...
June 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
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