Continuity of care for migrant farm workers utilizing computer disks

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278747
Title:
Continuity of care for migrant farm workers utilizing computer disks
Author:
Bayham-Hicks, Shirley Louise
Issue Date:
2000
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Not much has changed for the migrant farmworker in the last thirty years. In one of the wealthiest countries on earth, migrant farmworker health status remains comparable to that found in Third World countries because of poor sanitation, poor nutrition and exposure. Current estimates show that migrant clinics are serving less than 20% of this population, leaving about 2,000,000 farmworkers without medical care. The barriers to health care for this population are numerous. This study will focus on the barrier to care resulting from lack of continuity in care due to poor inter-clinic communication. In this study it has been shown that computer disks and a standard word-processing program can be used to create a portable medical health history for the migrant to improve inter-clinic communication. In the process of carrying out this study, it was also shown how other barriers to care for this vulnerable population might be removed as well.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.; Health Sciences, Public Health.; Information Science.; Health Sciences, Health Care Management.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Effken, Judith A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleContinuity of care for migrant farm workers utilizing computer disksen_US
dc.creatorBayham-Hicks, Shirley Louiseen_US
dc.contributor.authorBayham-Hicks, Shirley Louiseen_US
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractNot much has changed for the migrant farmworker in the last thirty years. In one of the wealthiest countries on earth, migrant farmworker health status remains comparable to that found in Third World countries because of poor sanitation, poor nutrition and exposure. Current estimates show that migrant clinics are serving less than 20% of this population, leaving about 2,000,000 farmworkers without medical care. The barriers to health care for this population are numerous. This study will focus on the barrier to care resulting from lack of continuity in care due to poor inter-clinic communication. In this study it has been shown that computer disks and a standard word-processing program can be used to create a portable medical health history for the migrant to improve inter-clinic communication. In the process of carrying out this study, it was also shown how other barriers to care for this vulnerable population might be removed as well.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Public Health.en_US
dc.subjectInformation Science.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Health Care Management.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorEffken, Judith A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1402031en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b4117317xen_US
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