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Global Health Nursing

Narratives From the Field

Christina A. Harlan (editor)

ISBN: 9780826121172

Publication Date: Mar 2015

Format: Paperback

Presents first-hand accounts from nurses from all professional levels, who describe their experiences and provide practical insights for nurses interested in the global health arena. Accounts emphasize the practical, challenging, and rewarding aspects of global health nursing and help faculty to prepare themselves and their students for working in the field. Most importantly, contributors write of the experiences they've had, which result in significant learning opportunities and personal growth.
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Opportunities in Global Health Nursing, whether as a career or as a short-term experience for personal and professional growth, are vast and the rewards significant. This book presents first-hand accounts from nurses from all professional levels, who describe their experiences and provide practical insights for nurses interested in delving into the global health arena. Accounts from these nurses emphasize the practical, challenging, and rewarding aspects of Global Health Nursing and help faculty to prepare themselves and their students for working in this field. Most importantly, contributors write of the incredible experiences they've had, which result in significant learning opportunities and personal growth.

In addition to these vivid accounts, the book discusses the parameters of global health nursing, how to prepare for it, key resources, global nursing research, and nurses as global health consultants. The book includes stories from faculty and individuals with Public Health Nursing careers, as well as from students. Additionally, the book provides coverage of domestic global health initiatives.

Key Features:
  • Presents first-hand accounts of the practical, challenging, and rewarding aspects of Global Health Nursing
  • Written for nurses at all stages of professional life, from student to experienced practitioner
  • Discusses varied opportunities in Global Health Nursing
  • Covers domestic global health initiatives
Pages 376
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Mar 2015
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
Subject/s Nursing   Epidemiology & medical statistics   Personal & public health  
Christina Harlan, MA, RN, is Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. Her experience includes working with patients in Kenya, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Mexico, Haiti, and Guatemala, a well as in multi-ethnic, multilingual, urban, and rural communities in the U.S. In 2008 she received the Faculty Curriculum Development Award from the Center for Global Initiatives. She has been published on a variety of topics, including Cultural Awareness through Short-Term Global Experiences, and has given presentations on building language and cultural capacity in health agencies. Ms. Harlan is the co-author of several Spanish language and culture publications.

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