Presentation Title

Attitudes Of Healthcare Workers In Northern New England Towards People Living In Poverty

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. David Van Heemst

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EdD Colloquium - ONU

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery

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Presentation

Abstract

There is limited literature on currently practicing healthcare workers’ attitudes toward people in poverty and real-world impact of their attitudes in terms of healthcare access and outcomes. The purpose of the study: determine attitudes of healthcare workers to determine if educational interventions were needed and to fill a gap in scholarly literature. Educational interventions for healthcare workers may improve healthcare access and outcomes. A mixed methods survey study examined relationships among demographics of healthcare workers (n=448) in attitudes toward people in poverty utilizing The Attitudes toward Poverty Short Form (ATP-SF). Qualitative questions explored barriers and self-efficacy for those in poverty. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, analysis of variance and qualitative coding. Statistically significant differences emerged in relation to county, healthcare occupation, and religions affiliation (p = .001) as well as educational level, type of employment, political affiliation (p =

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Apr 6th, 10:30 AM Apr 6th, 10:50 AM

Attitudes Of Healthcare Workers In Northern New England Towards People Living In Poverty

Wisner Auditorium

There is limited literature on currently practicing healthcare workers’ attitudes toward people in poverty and real-world impact of their attitudes in terms of healthcare access and outcomes. The purpose of the study: determine attitudes of healthcare workers to determine if educational interventions were needed and to fill a gap in scholarly literature. Educational interventions for healthcare workers may improve healthcare access and outcomes. A mixed methods survey study examined relationships among demographics of healthcare workers (n=448) in attitudes toward people in poverty utilizing The Attitudes toward Poverty Short Form (ATP-SF). Qualitative questions explored barriers and self-efficacy for those in poverty. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, analysis of variance and qualitative coding. Statistically significant differences emerged in relation to county, healthcare occupation, and religions affiliation (p = .001) as well as educational level, type of employment, political affiliation (p =