“Listen to your patients. Listen and they will tell you what is wrong with them. And if you listen long enough they will even tell you what will make them well.” A quote from an oral history specialist who worked with the Emory students.
Since the summer of 2010 the Cabin Creek Health Systems has been fortunate to partner with the Emory University Nell Hodgson School of Nursing on their Rural Immersion Project. Every summer 8 – 10 nursing students travel, along with their professor Dr. Carolyn Clevenger, to spend 10 days with the organization learning about rural health and healthcare in central Appalachia.
While the students spend a portion of their time in the clinical setting the majority of their work is spent helping the organization with a Quality Improvement (QI) initiative. The students QI initiatives have focused on how taking oral histories could be of use to patients with difficult chronic conditions, including how to keep these patients from being readmitted to the hospital.
Cabin Creek is proud to collaborate with the Emory University School of Nursing and enjoys hosting these students every summer!