5190.0 Public Health Nursing Within Borders: Including Prison Nursing

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM
Today the homeless population consists of working families with children and even employed individuals unable to afford housing, food, and daily living expenses. Prison nursing requires the unique application of health education techniques. Health information and health care system literacy is a key to maintaining personal health and illness prevention during incarceration.
Session Objectives: Discuss three factors that need to be addressed when targeting interventions for the homeless population. Discuss the use of a "poverty simulation" as a teaching modality for nursing students. Articulate two successful models of health education for incarcerated women.

12:50 PM
Comprehensive health assessment team for the homeless
Eric G. Handler, MD, MPH, FAAP, Karen D. Munoz, MSN, PHN, RN, Paul Leon, BSN, PHN, RN and Kerry Moriarty Homsy, MSN/MPH (c), PHN
1:10 PM
Issues in screening and referral practices for mental health problems among Mexican immigrant women and their children
Julia Muennich Cowell, PhD, RNC, FAAN, Diane McNaughton, PhD, RNC, Sarah Ailey, PhD, RNC, Deborah Gross, DNSc, RN, FAAN and Louis Fogg, PhD
1:30 PM

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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