191424 World as classroom: Preparing healthcare workers to care for Hispanic populations (Part II)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:50 PM

Mary Lou Bond, RN, PhD, FAAN, A , Co-Director, Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health, Samuel T. Hughes, Professor in Nursing-Assn't Director for Nursing Research, Arlington, TX
Wendy Barr, PhD, RN , Associate Clinical Professor, The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing, Arlington, TX
Adela Gonzalez, MPA, PhD , Laredo Campus Extension and South Texas AHEC, Executive Director for South Texas Programs, San Antonio, TX
Part II of “The World as Classroom” will describe cultural immersion experiences in Mexico; present research findings related to adjustment, language acquisition and cultural learning in short term cultural immersion; and examine implications of a model for studying other cultures.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the session the learner will be able to: Describe the purposes and outcomes of cultural immersion experiences and academic partnerships in preparing health care workers to develop cultural competence. Identify the levels of personal adjustment, language acquisition and cultural learning which can be obtained in short term cultural immersion. Discuss the potential impact that cultural immersion experiences can have on the health care needs of a particular population.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Bond holds a BSN from Texas Christian University, a MN from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. She also received a certificate in nurse-midwifery from the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. She has been an educator and educational administrator for forty years holding positions as faculty, Associate and Interim Dean. For the past twenty years she has developed and led cultural immersion experiences in Mexico for students and health professionals. She has published extensively in the areas of culture, preparation of culturally sensitive health workers and health behaviors of Hispanic origin persons. She is currently the Co-Director of the Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.