04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Cultural competence of faculty and students in a school of allied health

Cultural competence of faculty and students in a school of allied health

The School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS) at East Carolina University administered a cultural competence survey to assess baseline competence for comparison with future, longitudinal assessments. This cultural competence assessment of students and faculty offers a comparison groupfor other schools of allied health that conduct similar studies. The faculty response rate was 59% with 35 […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Primary care resident, faculty, and patient views of barriers to cultural competence, and the skills needed to overcome them

Primary care resident, faculty, and patient views of barriers to cultural competence, and the skills needed to overcome them

INTRODUCTION: Primary care residencies are expected to provide training in cultural competence. However, we have insufficient information about the perceptions of stakeholders actually involved in healthcare (i.e. residents, faculty and patients) regarding commonly encountered cross-cultural barriers and the skills required to overcome them. METHOD: This study used a total of 10 focus groups to explore […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Health professional faculty perspectives on community-based research: implications for policy and practice

Health professional faculty perspectives on community-based research: implications for policy and practice

Community-based research (CBR) has become central to the understanding and elimination of health disparities within the USA and across the globe. The authors sought to determine the perspectives of health professional faculty on the factors affecting their involvement in CBR and the extent of community participation in that research. Faculty from 18 health professional schools […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Reasons for teachers’ adaptation of substance use prevention curricula in schools with non-white student populations

Reasons for teachers’ adaptation of substance use prevention curricula in schools with non-white student populations

In this study we investigate reasons why teachers adapt substance use prevention curricula in the nation’s middle schools. We hypothesize that these reasons will be most salient in schools with racially and ethnically diverse student populations, for whom teachers may believe it appropriate to tailor their curricula. The study sample comprised a nationally representative sample […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Voices from the pipeline: high school completion among rural Latinos

Voices from the pipeline: high school completion among rural Latinos

Although significant strides have been made in increasing the numbers and proportions of minorities in nursing, at 2.0% of the RN population (MinorityNurse.com, 2001), Latinos continue to lag far behind other minorities (Buerhaus & Auerback, 1999). As the fastest growing minority group in the United States–an increase from 9% of the population in 1990 to […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Biomedical informatics training for dental researchers

Biomedical informatics training for dental researchers

Dental researchers collaborating closely with biomedical informaticians have achieved many advances in oral health research, such as in mapping human genetics and addressing oral health disparities. Advances will continue to increase as dental researchers and biomedical informaticians study each others’ disciplines to increase the effectiveness of their collaborative research. The combined skills will greatly increase […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Emergencies in the school setting: are public school teachers adequately trained to respond?

Emergencies in the school setting: are public school teachers adequately trained to respond?

INTRODUCTION: This study attempted to determine the extent of training and emergency care knowledge of public school teachers in midwestern states. A secondary purpose was to assess the frequency of injury and illness in the school setting requiring the teacher to first-respond. METHOD: A questionnaire and 14-item, scenario-based, emergency medical care test was developed and […]

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