4424.0 Partnering with Communities for Disaster Management

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The session will discuss how international and national schools of nursing have collaborated with communities in times of disaster. The presenters will discuss strategies that facilitate these partnerships and strategies to overcome barriers to collaborate in times of need. Schools of nursing have partnered with communities during a 2011 flood and a 2004 tsunami. The presenters explore how they created culturally relevant information regarding the contamination of fish and how they addressed the psychosocial outcomes of post-disaster recovery.
Session Objectives: After the session, participants will be able to describe the partnership between a community and a university as it responds to a September 2011 flood, analyze case studies from South East Asia countries to highlight roles and practices for nurses in emergencies and disasters, Identify components of the community-academic research partnership, and describe psychosocial and public health care variables that can modify mental health outcomes for pregnant women living in a long-term post-disaster recovery community.
Gale A. Spencer, PhD, RN

A community partnership: Binghamton University's response to a natural disaster
Frances Srnka-Debnar, PhDc, MS, RN, Rosa D. Darling, PhD, RNC-NIC and Gale A. Spencer, PhD, RN
Role of Nurses and Midwives in Emergencies and Disasters: Case Studies from South East Asia
Sarah Sullivan, MS, NP, MPH, Prakin Suchaxaya, PhD and Roderico Ofrin, MD, MPH
Resilience and Vulnerability of Childbearing Women Living Through Disaster Recovery
Veronica Barcelona, MSN, MPH, RN, APHN-BC, Gloria Giarratano, APRN, CNS, PhD, Emily W. Harville, PhD, Jane Savage, RN, PhD, CNE, LCCE, FACCE and Robert Maupin, MD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

See more of: Public Health Nursing