H 13 Leading through Global Partnering: The Cambodian Experience

Tuesday, November 3, 2009: 1:15 PM-2:30 PM
Description/Overview: The global nursing community has been active for several decades with nurses volunteering along with physicians and other healthcare professionals to provide direct care in developing countries. These experiences have assisted in-country healthcare organizations to develop their own standards of care and expand the healthcare workforce needed to provide care for their citizenry. What has now emerged is the need for nursing leadership in training and development of national professionals, specifically assistance with teaching and preceptoring, career advancement, and leadership development. Through global partnerships and collaboration, the leadership capacity of nurses and other healthcare professionals in developing countries can be enhanced. In Cambodia specifically, many educated healthcare personnel were executed in the late 1970s by the Khmer Rouge, effectively eliminating a generation of mentors and leaders that could facilitate the professional development and training of the current workforce. One outcome is that there are currently no baccalaureate degree nursing programs in Cambodia. Three U.S. nursing education volunteers, a pharmacy volunteer, and one of their Cambodian partners, a nursing education coordinator at a non-governmental children’s hospital, will present their perspectives and experiences in collaborating, including the mutual benefits to both of such a partnership and the lessons learned. The discussants will use several exemplars from their experience as well as the ongoing and future efforts to: • provide effective teaching strategies • build on the nursing process to develop clinical judgment • formulate plans for nursing research and • contribute to the baccalaureate education solution. Time will be available for questions from the audience who may have an interest in providing leadership and partnership in a developing country.
Learner Objective #1: Describe at least one mechanism used by global partners to maximize learning.
Learner Objective #2: Identify at least two outcomes from the partnership, impacting healthcare in Cambodia.
Eugenia I. Millender, BSN, MS, College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Symposium Organizer
Kathie L. Lasater, EdD, RN, ANEF, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
1:15 PM
Maximizing Global Partners' Visits

Manila Prak
Nursing Administration, Angkor Hospital for Children, Siem Reap, Cambodia

1:35 PM
Improving Practice through Communication

Michele Upvall, PhD, CRNP
School of Nursing, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA
Richard Ptachcinski
American Pharmacotherapy, Pittsburgh, PA

1:55 PM
‘Value Added' Global Partnering

Ann Nielsen, MN, RN
School of Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
Kathie L. Lasater, EdD, RN, ANEF
School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR