Polina Amburg, Ph.D., RN, specialist professor in the department of Nursing, recently presented her research at Sigma’s 34th International Nursing Research Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The theme of the conference was “Connect Nursing Globally Through Research and Evidence Dissemination.”
Amburg’s presentation, “Call for the Study Addressing the Health Care Needs of Ukrainian Refugees,” emphasized the rising demand for adequate and accessible health care resources to meet the needs of Ukrainian refugees fleeing their homeland and seeking safety in different parts of the world due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In anticipation of the new influx of newcomers, Amburg notes, public health agencies of the hosting countries need to be prepared to provide services to this population, and more research is required to do so. The presentation was co-authored by Luba Ivanov, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, professor in the master of public health degree program at Chamberlain University.
Amburg is currently researching immigrant health, focusing on Russian-speaking immigrants and Ukrainian refugees. She previously presented her scholarly work on immigrants from the former USSR at various national and international conferences, including in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Calgary, Canada.