Global Health Nursing: Building and Sustaining Partnerships

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Global Health Nursing: Building and Sustaining Partnerships by Michele Upvall, Jeanne Leffers

"Primarily, the book covers different global health partnerships and initiatives, focusing on what works/what doesn't work and providing guidance for future partnerships. This is ideal for readers who focus their work in this area."--Doody's Medical Reviews

This innovative text for graduate and undergraduate nursing students fills a void in global health nursing literature by providing essential tools and strategies for building and sustaining productive international partnerships. Based on the premise that partnership is paramount for sustainable outcomes, the book demonstrates how nurses can build sustainable health programs that will improve health outcomes worldwide. Written by two highly experienced global nurses, the book offers expert guidance gained from many years of successful involvement in international collaboration that is supported by detailed real-life examples. It will be of particular interest to nurse educators who undertake projects with their students to ensure that both students and host partners are able to meet their collaborative goals. Additionally, the text provides information that will help nurse educators to perpetuate a successful educational program even after they depart or funding ends.

Case studies from many different perspectives demonstrate positive change effected by nurses working across international boundaries and within their own countries. The text builds on the Conceptual Framework for Partnership and Sustainability in Global Health Nursing developed by Leffers and Mitchell (2010). Additionally, the book reflects the focus on global health competence for nurses in the future (IOM, 2011) as well as that of the American Academyís of Nursingís recently established committee on Global Health.

Key Features:

  • Provides expert, essential guidance for nurses who work internationally to build successful partnerships for sustainable programs
  • Recommends global solutions to the challenges facing international nursing collaboration
  • Includes detailed case studies of successful collaboration
  • Based on the Conceptual Framework for Partnership and Sustainability in Global Health Nursing
  • Chapters end with reflective questions challenging the reader to apply ìlessons learned.î

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826118691
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 360
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Michele J. Upvall, PhD, RN, FNP, is Professor of Nursing, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA. She has studied the collaborative practices of nursing with indigenous healers in southern Africa and the Navajo Nation in the U.S. and has worked with Somali refugee women and their families, nurses and other health care providers in Bhutan, Cambodia, and Botswana, and rural populations in Ghana. Dr. Upvall developed and coordinated the first BSN program for Navajo and Hopi students in Ganado, AZ while on faculty at the Northern Arizona University. She was Director of the prelicensure BSN and RN to BSN programs in the Aga Khan University School of Nursing in Karachi, Pakistan where she also implemented the first Masters of Nursing program in the country. She facilitated the growth of nursing programs at Carlow University from a division to School of Nursing as Associate Dean and Director and developed a state-of-the-art nursing skills laboratory, facilitated curriculum revision for both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, and was instrumental in developing the DNP program. Dr. Upvall has published numerous research-based and project development articles with global health nursing colleagues in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters based upon her experiences in the US and abroad. She is is a Fellow of the AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing programs and recipient of the Cameo of Caring Nurse Educator Award and the Community Service Award from Sigma Theta Tau International Lambda Omicron chapter. She is active in the Pennsylvania State Nurses' Association and is peer reviewer for a variety nursing and other health care related journals.

Table of Contents


Contributors ix

Foreword by Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS (hon), FAAN xv

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xix

Introduction and Perspectives of Global Health 1

Michele J. Upvall, Jeanne M. Leffers, and Emma McKim Mitchell

1. Selecting and Negotiating Partnerships for Collaboration 19

Elizabeth Downes

Case Study 1.1 Selecting an International Project Site:

Health Volunteers Overseas 28

Nancy Kelly

Case Study 1.2 Seeking Higher Education: From Egypt to

the United States 34

Nermine Elcokany and Azza Hussein

Case Study 1.3 Developing and Sustaining Partnerships Through

Global Health in Local Communities 45

Elizabeth Downes and Judith Lupo Wold

2. Nurse and Visiting Organization Factors for Global Partnership 51

Michele J. Upvall

Case Study 2.1 Nurse Educator as Guest in Bhutan 62

Michele J. Upvall

Case Study 2.2 Building and Sustaining an Academic

Partnership in Haiti 69

Jeanne M. Leffers and Gale Hull

3. Nursing Practice and Licensure Across Borders 81

Diane C. Martins and Alicia J. Curtin

Case Study 3.1 Academic Learning Program in the Dominican

Republic: Partnership and Ethical Perspectives 91

Diane C. Martins and Alicia J. Curtin

vi Contents

4. Host Partner Factors for Partnership and Sustainability 101

Nancy Hoffart, Jenny Vacek, Myrna A. A. Doumit, Judy Liesveld,

and Debra Brady

Case Study 4.1 Considering Host Partner Factors in Developing

a Nursing Program in Lebanon 116

Nancy Hoffart, Jenny Vacek, Myrna A. A. Doumit, Judy Liesveld, and Debra Brady

5. Resources for Global Health Partnerships 123

Jeanne M. Leffers

Case Study 5.1 Educating the Educators: The International Nurse Faculty

Partnership Initiative, Regis College Haiti Project 133

Cherlie Magny-Normilus and Alexis Lawton

Case Study 5.2 Toward a Sustainable Model of International

Public Health Nursing Education 138

Sarah E. Abrams

6. Capacity Building for Global Health Nursing 149

Marie J. Driever, Valentina Sarkisova, Natalia Serebrennikova,

Barbara Mandleco, and Janet L. Larson

Case Study 6.1 The Russian Nursesí Association Experience of

Establishing Nursing Research as an Organizational Priority 159

Marie J. Driever, Valentina Sarkisova, Natalia Serebrennikova,

Barbara Mandleco, and Janet L. Larson

7. Bridging Cultures 167

Luisa Barton and Jessica Larratt-Smith

Case Study 7.1 Bridging Cultures Within Nations 176

Jessica Larratt-Smith and Luisa Barton

Case Study 7.2 From Global Support to Local Change:

The Impact of the Aga Khan University School of Nursing

Throughout Pakistan 186

Jacqueline Maria Dias

8. Collaboration With International Organizations 193

Jeanne M. Leffers

Case Study 8.1 Collaboration With Rwanda After the

1994 Civil War 205

Julia Plotnick

Case Study 8.2 Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program 208

Anne Sliney and Catherine Uwimana

Case Study 8.3 Promoting the Profession of Nursing Through

Collaboration With Nursing Organizations in Romania 219

Julia Plotnick

Contents vii

9. Making Collaborative Research Work 225

Linda Ciofu Baumann

Case Study 9.1 Conducting Nursing Research in Uganda 233

Linda Ciofu Baumann

10. Maintaining Partnerships Through Leadership 239

Michele J. Upvall

Case Study 10.1 A Partnership Between Two Schools of Nursing 247

Marilyn Lotas and Marcia A. Petrini

Case Study 10.2 The Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Project:

The Role of the Nurse Leader and Jhpiego Technical Advisor 254

Leah J. Hart, Peter Johnson, and Geoffrey Menego

11. Ongoing Project Support 259

Leah J. Hart and Peter Johnson

Case Study 11.1 Interprofessional Partnerships With a Telehealth

Project in Waslala, Nicaragua 268

Ruth McDermott-Levy and Miguel Angel Estopinan

Case Study 11.2 Using Technology to Support an Ongoing Partnership

for Nursing Education in Uganda 274

Jeanne M. Leffers, Speciosa M. Mbabali, Rose Chalo Nabirye, and

Scovia Nalugo Mbalinda

12. Sustainability of International Nursing Programs 285

Mary E. Riner and Marion E. Broome

Case Study 12.1 Sustaining Public Nursing Education in Liberia 293

Mary E. Riner and Marion E. Broome

13. Host Country Ownership 301

Michele J. Upvall

Case Study 13.1 A Collaborative Project in Remote Villages

in Central Vietnam 307

Jill B. Derstine and Pamela Hoyt-Hudson

Case Study 13.2 Impact of International Volunteers on Nursing Education

and Services at Angkor Hospital for Children and Cambodia 317

Manila Prak

Conclusion: Moving Forward for Global Health 325

Michele J. Upvall and Jeanne M. Leffers

Index 329


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