4320.0 Strengthening Global Health through Education and Research

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 2:30 PM
Social and cultural influences are predictors of the publicís health and migration has also brought about globalization As globalization has continued to evolve, so does the social and cultural mix of populations worldwide thus demanding proper cultural competence in order to appropriately care for populations of various backgrounds entering the health care system. These factors consequently call for the need to integrate cultural competence in nursing curriculums to create the awareness and therefore prepare healthcare professionals to deliver proper healthcare to their populations so as to reduce health care disparities in societies.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify at least two social and/ or cultural factors that can lead to health disparities. 2. Discuss how cultural competence can be incorporated into educational curriculums to help eliminate health disparities.
C. Florence Nwoga, RN, MSN, MPH

2:30 PM
Preventive health care practices of former Soviet Union immigrant women in Germany and the US
L. Louise Ivanov, DNS, RN, Jie Hu, PhD, RN, Karina Pokhis, PhD, MD and Wofgang Roth, PhD, MD
3:10 PM
International cultural immersion: En vivo reflections in cultural competence
Kim L. Larson, PhD, RN, MPH and Jane M. Miles, RN, MSN, NEA-BC

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: International Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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