Arab-American Women: A Case Study

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Stigma is a common consequence of marginalization. Whether stigma is experienced on the grounds of racial or ethnic background, religious beliefs, or a disease with low social acceptability, it can result in lower accessed healthcare and as such the affected populations can experience a decreased quality of life. Although our intervention targets Arab women to fit within the constructs that exists already for the WISEWOMAN program and how it is disseminated, we recognize that stigma is not something experienced exclusively by either this population or within this geographic area. Therefore, we have created various mechanisms to allow for the sharing of knowledge gained over the course of this process with other organizations and individuals, …show more content…
Utilizing pre- and post-test data as administered before and after the completion of brief sessions and intergroup dialogues on the part of the providers and health care staff and the same data on surveys administered to patients within shared settings with the participating providers. We publish to analyze these findings as see how in the case of the intervention did changed attitudes have an effect on patients’ perceptions, and most importantly cardiovascular specific vital signs, with an emphasis on Arab-American women’s perceptions of the patient experience, interaction with the provider and supporting staff, and overall satisfaction with clinical encounters before and after the sessions. We would then take the data and submit to a variety of different kinds of practice journals that could possible benefit from an intercultural lens on health care practice. Ideally, the program coordinator and evaluator would bring their results together and report drafting in conjunction with one another would be under the purview of both role’s responsibilities. The evaluation process will utilize an iterative process in which both results, and the processes that …show more content…
We would share some of the content of our brief trainings, results and context of intergroup dialogues as well as the evaluation and methods used to gauge results of the intervention. Because much of the intervention will happen in a clinical context, the information should be easily transferable to other healthcare providers. Such a forum will allow not only for for further dissemination, but also constructive feedback from those directly related to the subject matter and integral to the success and increased reach of the

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