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Integrating caring, scholarship, and community engagement in Mexico.

Authors
  • Ramal, Edelweiss
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nurse educator
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
34
Issue
1
Pages
34–37
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/01.NNE.0000343396.19071.21
PMID: 19104346
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

To provide students with an unforgettable introduction to community-engaged scholarship, students partnered with the local health promoter of a marginalized community in northeastern Mexico to plan and conduct diabetes education classes with individualized follow-up. The author describes how students and faculty, inspired by this vision, integrated service, scholarship, and community engagement. The experience strengthened the health promoter's role, empowered patients with type 2 diabetes to improve self-care management, and provided students the opportunity to measure the impact of their interventions.

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