Pillars for Care of Older Persons in the Caribbean: A Framework in Need of an Informatics Solution

Pillars for Care of Older Persons in the Caribbean is a comprehensive community-based public health framework developed through a community-based participatory process involving health and social service professionals and elderly persons and their care givers from across the English-speaking Caribbean with an aim to increase years of healthy and active aging.

When Oct 12, 2011
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Health Sciences Library Room 328
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-962-0182
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The impact of the novel framework, comprised of four inter-related pillars, is dependent on a complex system of information technology, which has not been designed, adapted, or applied.  This presentation lays out a real-world primary health care challenge requiring an informatics solution.  It is the hope that the case presented will trigger brain-storming and problem solving activities among informatics students resulting in potential promising recommendations.

About the presenter, Dorothy Powell, RN, Ed.D, FAAN
Dorothy Powell is the Associate Dean for Global and Community Health Initiatives (OGACHI) in the Duke University School of Nursing.  The mission of OGACHI is to address health disparities locally and abroad through education, research, and service.  Dr. Powell’s role, using principles of community engagement, is to work with communities and groups to identify critical health problems and to convene and interest teams of faculty and student collaborators in working toward resolution of identified critical health problems achieving mutually beneficial outcomes.  Dr. Powell, a seasoned nurse educator and administrator, holds a BS in Nursing from Hampton University, a MSN in Maternal-Infant Nursing from the Catholic University of America, and an Ed.D in Higher Education Administration from the College of William and Mary.

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