PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Services and Nursing Development for Noncommunicable Disease Care

DIRECTORS

Lilian Ferrer Lagunas

María Isabel Catoni Salamanca

STAFF

Claudia Bustamante Troncoso

Tatiana Osorio Leyton

Terms oF Reference

To collaborate with PAHO/WHO in ensuring that schools of nursing prepare a competent nursing workforce able to provide effective care to persons living with chronic conditions.

To collaborate with PAHO/ WHO in the generation and dissemination of evidence based research related to chronic disease prevention and management.

To collaborate with PAHO/WHO to develop the skills of community health care force and family caregivers to support persons living with chronic conditions.

ANNUAL REPORT 2021

Volunteer activities organized at the school of nursing UC during 2020

    • Online course developed by The School of Nursing as CC as a contribution in moments of CoVID. The objective was to improve care provided to patients in Critical conditions in Chile and Latin America. The target audience were registered nurses and nurse assistants who were working with COVID19 patients in Intensive Care Units.
    • Presentation about the experience of attention of patients with COVID-19 with U21 “COVID-19 Responde, School of Nursing of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile” Briefly, it could be concluded that the universities which were able to adapt themselves to the pandemic, were more strengthened.
    • An online version of the course “Role of Advanced Nurse Practitioner” was offered between January 6th and May 26th, 2020. The course was developed with de support of Boston College and the participation of two faculty members from Chile. Sixteen nurses successfully completed the course, and they will all be part of the nurse practitioner program at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
    • The School of Nursing at PUC is working to develop the Advanced Nursing Practice Program with two mentions: Palliative Care and Oncology.
    • Webinar: International Health Day 2020 This event took place on April 7, 2020. The invitation was extended massively to the entire community UC Nursing School, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), World Health Organization / Pan American Health Organization (WHO / PAHO) and the International Council of Nursing and ACHIEEN. On this occasion, Dr. Mario Cruz Oñate, Consultant on Health Systems and Services of PAHO Chile, presented with the theme “Introduction to World Health Day and World Report on the Nursing Situation”; Dr. José Ramón Martínez, Professor at the University of Alicante in Spain, with the topic “Community Nurses Facing the New Challenges of Society”; and Dr. Erika Caballero, member of the International Council of Nursing, with the topic “Nursing Situation in the World: Present and Future Projections.”
    • Webinar: Inclusion. Gender Identity On June 9, the webinar “Inclusion: Gender Identity” was held. On this occasion, the activity was directed by Professor Margarita Bernales. The presentation was made by Ms. Catalina García, Director of Inclusion UC with the theme “Inclusion and Gender Identity at UC” and Dr. Tonda Hughes, Associate faculty of Columbia University School of Nursing, with the topic “Inclusion and Gender Identity in Nursing Training.”
    • A new version of the Role of Advanced Practice Nurses course was carried out, in online mode between January 6 and May 26, in a blended mode, with 16 students where the visiting professor, Susan Kelly-Weeder participated and participated as teachers, teacher Lilian Ferrer and Sandra Leyan.
    • In conjunction with the Liga Chilena contra la Epilepsia, a teleconference was held in which Professor Claudia Bustamante presented the topic “Challenges for self-management in Epilepsy in times of pandemic.”
    • The School of Nursing at PUC is committed to establishing the role of NP in Chile and Latin America. A webinar will be organize to explore models for working with Advanced Nurse Practitioners in PHC. Support will be requested from University of Alabama in Birmingham and University of Miami Collaborating Centers. In addition an event will be organized with a focus on gender perspectives while training nurses in Chile. This activity will be planned with the support of the University of Columbia collaborating center.
    • Research Projects. The school has 8 research projects ongoing, which are focused on the development of knowledge in Primary Health Care.
    • In the context of the pandemic, 18 volunteer activities were organized at the school. A total of 256 volunteers (students and faculties) participated. The activities carried out consisted of promotion, prevention, and vaccination against coV19.

ANNUAL REPORT 2020

School of Nursing, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    • TOR 1. Competent nursing workforce: The School has incorporated the role of the ANP in the proposed law for oncology care in Chile, moving forward with establishing the ANP role in Chile. Nine oncology nurse specialists are part of an initiative for becoming a NP. A FNP incorporated in HC Network and one in training at Boston College. Our School is developing a master’s degree curriculum for training nurse practitioners in the oncology area.
    • TOR 2. Generation and dissemination of evidence: Faculty at the SON have received new intramural and extramural funding to develop research. Active projects, publications and participating in national and international congresses.
    • TOR 3. Develop skills of community health care and family caregivers: Successful programs promoting self-care in chronic conditions have been improved and re-implemented, such as workshops about self-management in chronic conditions, family caregivers program and a MOOC “Primary Health: the challenge of non-communicable diseases” (available at this link).
    • Abarca, E., Campos, S., Herskovic, V., & Fuentes, C. (2018). Perceptions on technology for volunteer respite care for bedridden elders in Chile. International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being13(1), 1422663.
    • Perucca Gallegos, D., Campos-Romero, S., & Márquez-Doren, F. (2018). Experiencia de participar en un programa de apoyo al trabajador/cuidador familiar de adultos mayores dependientes. Gerokomos29(3), 128-132.
    • Poblete, F., Barticevic, N., Sapag, J., Tapia, P., Bastas, G., Quevedo, D., Valdas, C., Bustamante, C., Alcayaga, C., & Perez, G. (2018). Social support perceived in patients with Arterial Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus type II in Primary Attention and their relation with self-perception of health. Chilean Medical Magazine 146(10), 1135-1142. DOI: 10.4067/S0034-98872018001001135
    • Rubio Acuña, M., Márquez Doren, F., Campos Romero, S., & Alcayaga Rojas, C. (2018). Adapting my life: experiences of family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Gerokomos , 29 (2), 54-58.
    • Suárez-Reyes, M., Muñoz Serrano, M., & Van den Broucke, S. (2019). How do universities implement the Health Promoting University concept?.Health promotion international34(5), 1014-1024.
    • The CC will organize a national activity with experts around the topic of the role of nursing in today’s world on the International Health Day (April 7).
    • Sigma Theta Tau International induction for nurses and leaders during the International Nurses Day (May 12), emphasizing the relevance of nursing in health care systems.

ANNUAL REPORT 2019

During this period, the SON PUC has developed new strategies to accomplish the objectives PAHO/WHO has trusted us with:

    • TOR 1: Competent nursing workforce: more nurses have started training as nurse practitioners (NP), in an accelerated program in Chile or in the United States with the purpose of establishing the NP role in Chile in the near future. A course on the role of a the NP was delivered again with the support of Boston College; NP was incorporated as a key actor in providing oncology care in Chile. One faculty member is currently attending the PhD program at University of Miami with financial support; a second one was accepted for Fall 2019. SON’s NP program is currently under review by the University authorities. PhD program, open to different professionals in the health care sector, is currently being developed; the commission expects to have the curriculum ready by the end of this year.
    • TOR 2: Generation and dissemination of evidence: our faculty have received new intramural and extramural funding to further develop research on this area, having active projects, publications and participating in national and international congresses.
    • TOR 3: To develop skills of community health care and family caregivers: successful programs promoting self-care in chronic conditions have been improved and re-implemented, such as workshops about self-management in chronic conditions, family caregivers program and a MOOC “Primary Health: the challenge of non-communicable diseases.” Five members of the SON and health care network took the online diploma “Caring for the caregivers” with the support of The National University of Colombia (CC).

The center’s director is currently the president-elect for the next period.

    • Abarca, E., Campos, S., Herskovic, V., & Fuentes, C. (2018). Perceptions on technology for volunteer respite care for bedridden elders in Chile. International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being, 13(1), 1422663. DOI: 10.1080/17482631.2017.1422663
      Perucca D; Campos, S; Márquez, F. (2018). Experiencia de participar en un programa de apoyo al trabajador/cuidador familiar de adultos mayores dependientes. Gerokomos, 29(3):128-132. ISSN 1134-928X.
    • Poblete, F., Barticevic, N., Sapag, J., Tapia, P., Bastí­as, G., Quevedo, D., Valdés, C., Bustamante, C., Alcayaga, C., & Pérez, G. (2018). Apoyo social percibido en pacientes con Hipertensión Arterial y Diabetes Mellitus tipo II en Atención Primaria y su relación con autopercepción de salud. Revista médica de Chile, 146(10), 1135-1142. DOI: 10.4067/S0034-98872018001001135
    • Acuña, M., Márquez, F., Campos, S., & Alcayaga, C. (2018). Adaptando mi vida: vivencias de cuidadores familiares de personas con enfermedad de Alzheimer. Gerokomos, 29(2), 54-58. ISSN 1134-928X.
    • Suárez-Reyes, M., Muñoz, M., & Van den Broucke, S. (2018). How do universities implement the Health Promoting University concept? Health promotion international. DOI: 10.1093/heapro/day055
    • Course “Role of the ANP” in collaboration with Dr. Susan Kelly-Weeder from Boston College. Participants 13 Chilean nurses. January-May 2019.
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    • “Family Caregivers UC”, which focuses on informal caregivers in the care of their family members with chronic conditions and their self-care. July-November 2018.
    • Self-management and motivational strategies in the Chronic Care Model, workshops to health professionals of the primary care level, 3 sessions. July 2018 to April 2019. 
    • Fundamentals for the incorporation of self-management support in the attention of people with chronic health conditions, 4 sessions. October-November 2018.
    • Implementation of group educational strategies to support self-management, based on adult education methodologies, 3 sessions in April 2018.
    • Attendance to Annual Meeting in Havanna, Cuba, where our CC Director, Dr. Lilian Ferrer, was named Collaborating Center’s Regional Coordinator for Nursing and Midwifery for the upcoming period. September 2018.
    • XVII Pan American Colloquium on Nursing Research Chile 2020, to be hold in November 9, 2020.