4307.0 Crossing Borders for Immigration Health

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM
Approaching 80 Million residents, the population of the ten US-Mexico border states surpasses the population of France or the United Kindom. The well-being and health status of indiviuals and families in this geopolitical region are unique in that they live in a bicultural/ binational community. Preparing nursing doctoral students (in an on-line course) to contribute to creative and sustainable solutions to the complex health care issues in this geopolitical region is challenging and will be discussed in this session. Other papers will describe: a) international immigration health care concerns of those immigrating from Russia and b)"Emergency" which is a NGO providing free health care to civilian war victems which is currently operating hospitals and first aid posts in eight countries.
Session Objectives: Describe the Ecological Psychological Approach to Instructional Design(EPAID) in relationship to learning. Discuss barriers to health promotion behaviors of immigrant women from the former Soviet Union. Articulate social, cultural and religious obstacles to comprehensive health care for Nicaraguan women and children.
Anne Belcher, PhD RN

2:30 PM
3:00 PM
Crossing borders: Exploration of collaboration with Nicaraguan women
Geraldine Gorman, RN, PhD and Marilou Carrera, BA, RN
3:30 PM
Immigrant Women's Health Promotion Behaviors
L. Louise Ivanov, DNS, RN, Jie Hu, PhD, RN, Ashley Leak, MSN, RN, OCN and Kenneth Gruber, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Occupational Health and Safety, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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