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POSTPONED: Global Education Colloquium: The Promise Keepers
Start Date: 3/18/2020Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 3/18/2020End Time: 1:00 PM

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 The Promise Keepers: Group Mediated Education By and For African-Born Women Living with HIV in Philadelphia
African-born, HIV-positive women living in the U.S. continue to experience care disparity in access to and control over their treatment when receiving professional health care services. In an effort to find ways to redress this injustice, this study uses the case of “The Promise Keepers,” to explore the role of community mediated education on community and individual health. The Promise Keepers are a community of practice that gathers regularly to deepen, share, and create a living repository of their knowledge of living as HIV-positive, African-born women seeking and obtaining care in Philadelphia. Through in-depth life history interviews, a group interview, and extensive participant-observation, this research illuminates the relevance and positive effects of education in the restoration of self-efficacy among community of practice members. As voiced by the Promise Keepers, group-mediated education facilitated members to established trust, create “safe space,” and reduced their perceived risk of isolation – as women, as both HIV-positive, and foreign-born – and in turn enhanced their perceived benefit of seeking support to achieve wellness. Findings will be of interest to educators and health practitioners working at the intersection of global education about health and healthy living.
Dr. Kimberly McClellan, EdD, MSN, CRNP, is an assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions of Drexel University. Her primary clinical focus is driving the evolution and application of care models formulated to advance cultural/gender specific care access and outcomes.
Contact Information:
Name: Anthony Hopkins
Phone: 215-895-0900
Email: ajh357@drexel.edu
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3401 Market St., room 3014
Philadelphia, PA 19104

This event will also be streamed online at https://drexel.edu/soe/resources/event-series/gec/March-18-2020-event/
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