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Excerpt from “Nursing in the Community: Learning, Giving, and Getting Something in Return,” from Columbia Nursing

Working in medically underserved communities heightens nursing students’ cultural awareness, notes Jennifer Dohrn, DNP, CNM, director, Office of Global Initiatives. It trains them to recognize the ways in which people’s backgrounds affect not only their health, but also their access to care and experience of the health care system. This training helps students understand why a pregnant woman from Senegal who has been raised in a culture where women help each other during childbirth, might avoid a U.S. hospital, where labor and delivery are “interventionalized” and “medicalized;” it teaches them to ask why an Arabic-speaking community with a high prevalence of diabetes has no linguistically appropriate literature on nutrition. “We’re training people to be nurses who will understand disparities,” says Dohrn, an assistant professor of community health. “You want someone to be able to look at a community and ask, ‘What are the priorities?’”



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