3255.0 Transformational Learning Activities to Teach Social Justice, Compassion, and the Social Determinants of Health

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
Health professional educators strive to create teaching learning experiences that will help students develop compassion for vulnerable populations, and better understand the importance of social justice and the relationship of social determinants of health and health disparities and inequities. This session provides four examples of teaching learning strategies (a disparities puzzle, spring break service learning trip, foot clinic, and home visitation for homeless residents) that provide experiential educational approaches that are grounded in community engagement, active partnerships, and social justice.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss two teaching/learning strategies to help health profession students identify social determinants of health and their relationship to health inequities and disparities. 2. Identify two approaches for implementing transformational service learning opportunities for students that are developed according to the needs and desires of community members.

12:30 PM
Using a creative, inter-active teaching tool to address the issue of health disparities
Sarah P. McAdoo, MD, MPH and Nancy J. Gilbert, RN, MS, PhD(c)
1:30 PM
Attitudes toward homelessness: An evaluation of a public health nursing educational experience
Karen M. Loewenson, RN, BSN and Roberta J. Hunt, PhD, MSPH, RN

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices, Family Violence Prevention Forum, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Ethics SPIG, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

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

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