251979 More than a Bandaid

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM

Tina Weitkamp, MSB, RNC , School of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Roberta Lee, MPH , Nursing, University of cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
This session will explain how providing an international experience to students is more than just traveling to an area, doing “good”. This invocation allows for educating the student to look, think and act globally which may be their own back yard, or thousands of miles away. To do this effectively students need to have a global health model within their courses and overarching curriculum. This provides all students with a similar experiences, some just travel further than others to their clinical site. Regardless of their clinical site they are looking at a country and communities health problems where they will assess, plan and implement programs based on their findings, while working within the establish health care system which ensure the sustainability of their work.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related nursing

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss working with an international interdisciplinary team 2. Explain planning and implementing an international clinical experience 3. Embed and integrates an international experience into a course

Keywords: International Public Health, Global Education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked with students on international experiences and teach students to look, think and act globally
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.