Online Program

Problem solving for better health nursing (PSBHN) in China: Leveraging the nursing workforce for sustainable health promotion efforts

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Barry Hamilton Smith, MD, PhD, The Rogosin Institute, New York, NY
Pamela Hoyt-Hudson, RN, Dreyfus Health Foundation of The Rogosin Institute, New York, NY
Huaping Liu, RN, PhD, FAAN, School of Nursing, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
Jianfen Liu, RN, MSN, School of Nursing, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
Hong Lee, RN, Fujian Provincial Hospital, Fuzhou, China
Jianzhen Yu, Nursing Center, China Community Health Alliance, Shanghai, China
Hsin-Ling Tsai, MHA, Dreyfus Health Foundation of The Rogosin Institute, Taipei, Taiwan
Nurses are the largest workforce in healthcare and are therefore crucial to the health of the people. However, in China, the potential of nurses to improve health through health promotion and education is largely untapped. Since 1996, Dreyfus Health Foundation (DHF) of The Rogosin Institute has worked with Peking Union Medical College School of Nursing in China to mobilize nurses and improve health through the implementation of PSBHN™. PSBHN is an iterative, transformational process that begins with a workshop that teaches nurses at all levels and in differing settings the concepts and methodology necessary to engage the people they serve in the management of their own health. Innovative thinking that produces local, nurse-implemented solutions to real-world challenges using available resources and that involves an ever-enlarging circle of nurse and people is emphasized. Progress and outcomes are monitored quantitatively. PSBHN fosters creative confidence and results in sustainable better health projects led by a nursing workforce, while producing a healthier and engaged population. The program has been applied in academic institutions, hospitals and communities in 14 cities across China and engaged more than 6,000 nurses in 4,000 PSBHN projects. Three nursing colleges have integrated PSBHN into their curricula. Some projects have received local financial support, expanding and coming to influence health policy. Best practices will be presented. PSBHN has demonstrated success in transforming nurses to assume a more active role in healthcare and to significantly improve the health of more citizens through collective efforts with other healthcare professionals.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Administration, management, leadership
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related nursing
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Design a sustainable health promotion model.

Keyword(s): Sustainability, Community-Based Health Promotion

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I received the master degree in Health Policy and Management from Graduate School of Public Health at University of Pittsburgh. I am in charge of the operation of the Problem Solving for Better Health Nursing Program in China and have developed collaborations with different Chinese partners. In addition, I am responsible for evaluating the impact of the PSBH program and disseminating the program results to potential partners.
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.