Concurrent Session Presentations
TCNS Scholar Panel Presentation – Friday, October 20, 2017
(Presentation: 8:30—9:30 am - Response & Discussion: 9:30—10:00 am)
Rising to the Challenges of Displacement and Health Needs of
Vulnerable Populations Globally: A TCN Imperative
- Promoting Health and Reducing Health Disparities among Adults Transitioning from Homelessness:
Rebecca C. Lee, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, CTN-A, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing,
- Under One Roof: Trust Building in Community Based Collaborative Services to the Bhutanese, Iraqi,
Somalian and Syrian Refugees: Joanna Maxwell (Basuray), PhD, RN, Professor Nursing, Towson University,
- Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Australia: Akram Omeri, OAM, PhD, MN, BSN, RN, CTN-A, TCN-Scholar,
FACN, Transcultural Nurse Consultant
- Using Focus Groups to Inform a Health System on Strengths and Gaps in Achieving Their Goal of
Reducing Disparities and Improving the Health of Communities: Patti Ludwig-Beymer, PhD, RN, CTN-A, NEA-
BC, CPPS, FAAN, Edward Hospital
Concurrent Sessions—Friday, October 20, 2017
Concurrent Session E - 10:15 am—11:00 am
- The Clinical Application of the Clinical Model of Cultural Competency and Patient Satisfaction in a
Hospital in Brooklyn, NY: Salvacion D. Francisco, Ed.D, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing, Brookdale University
Hospital and Medical Center.
- Meeting the Needs of Mixed Race and Multiple Heritage Individuals through Transcultural Nursing: An A-Z
Topics Tour: Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RN – Transcultural Nursing Scholar, Professor, Nursing, The City
University of New York (CUNY), Graduate College, Nursing PhD Program, Staten Island, NY; Rick Zoucha, PhD,
PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FAAN – Transcultural Nursing Scholar, Professor and Chair of Advanced Role and PhD
Programs, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
- Methodological Challenges Encountered Conducting Research with Refugees: Martha B. Baird PhD,
- An Invitation to Other Nurse Educators: Inclusion of Essential Transcultural Modules in Nursing
Curricula: Priscilla L. Sagar, EdD, RN, ACNS-BC, CTN-A, TNS, Professor, Nancy Spear Owen, MA, RN,
Simulation Educator; and Vera Rubeo, MS, RN, Instructor, School of Nursing, Mount Saint Mary College,
- Using a Hermeneutic Phenomenology and Transcultural Nursing Research Approach to Explore the
Experience of Native Hawaiian Patients in Terms of Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction with Nursing Care:
Christine Beck, PhD, MSN/MA, APRN-BC, CTN-B, Associate Professor, Chaminade University of Honolulu, HI.
Concurrent Session F - 11:15 am –12:00 pm
- Psychometric Evaluation of the Nurses’ Cultural Competency Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude
Instrument: Christine Sommers, MN, RN, CNE; Jill Peltzer, PhD, APRN-CNS.
- Addressing Health Inequities with Cultural Safety: Jennifer Weitzel, MS, RN.
- Culturally Competent Virtual Simulations: An Innovative Approach to Addressing Health Disparities: Dr.
- Transcultural Considerations for Care of Yupik Elders in Southwest Alaska: Elizabeth Lee, RN; Mary Weiss,
RN, MS, CTN-A
- American Indian Youth’s Perspectives on Education and Employment: Loretta Jean Heuer, RN, PhD, FAAN,
North Dakota State University School of Nursing.
Concurrent Session G - 2:00 pm—2:45 pm
- Adherence and Satisfaction of Using Social Media for Dietary Self-Management among Filipino
Americans: Reimund Serafica, PhD, MSN, RN, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
- Assessing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health competencies among graduate nurses:
Rubab Qureshi, MD, PhD, Rutgers University School of Nursing, Newark New Jersey; Peijia Zha, PhD, Rutgers
University School of Nursing, Newark New Jersey.
- No mas Drogas, No mas Violencia, No mas Latas, No mas Lagrimas: Using Art and Story to Unravel the
Experience of Women and Violence in La Carpio, Costa Rica: Anne Watson Bongiorno, PhD, APHN-BC, CNE.
- “Addressing Challenges to United States Health Care: A Transcultural Nursing Call to Action”: Margherite
Matteis, PhD, RN, Regis College, School of Nursing, Weston, MA.
- Promoting Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Resources to Diverse Stakeholders in Rural
Hawaii: A Community Based Approach: Lisa Kay Tostenson, DNP, MSNed., FNP-BC, PHN, CTN-B.
Concurrent Session H - 3:00 pm—3:45 pm
- Transcultural Nursing Theory and Practice for Non-Nursing Students: Rachel E. Spector, RN, PhD, CTN-A,
- Leading a Culturally Diverse Healthcare System: Stephen R. Marrone, EdD, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CTN-A,
Associate Professor of Nursing, Director, Nurse Educator Program, Long Island University, New York.
- Cultural Competency Issues with Rural Appalachian Patients: The View from Native Appalachian
Nurses: Robyn Seamon, RN, BSN.
- Cultural Distress: an Emerging Paradigm: Chris DeWilde, MSN, RN, CCRC, CTN-A, VCU Johnson Center for
Critical Care and Pulmonary Research, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
- Addressing Health Disparities in Haiti Through Nursing Education: Kettie Louis, DNP, Regis College, Boston
University Medical Center; Barbara Moloney, DNP, Regis College.
Breakout Panel Discussions (4) - Friday, October 20, 2017
(4:00—4:45 pm Discussion - 4:45—5:00 pm Question/Answer)
Panel A - Undergraduate Transcultural Nursing Education
- “Nursing Students' Cultural Competence toward Homeless Clients with Mental Illness”: Chin-Nu Lin, PhD,
RN, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
- Infusing Telehealth Technology and Transcultural Nursing into College of Nursing Curricula: Preparing
Culturally Proficient Nurses for Leadership in Health for a Global Society: Heather Hamilton, PhD, RN,
Director of Resource Laboratory and Simulation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, College of Nursing; Jean
DeMartinis, PhD, APRN, FNP, BC, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, College of Nursing, UMass
Center at Springfield.
- “Integrating Transcultural Nursing Strategies into Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum through Active
Learning Including Motivational Interviewing and Health Belief Models”: Noreen Nelson, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE.
- “I-CAN Program Helps Nursing Students Reduce Health Disparities Amongst Refugees in their Shared
Home Town”: Kristen Beiers-Jones, RN, MN, Oregon Health Sciences University.
Panel B – Transcultural Nursing in Panama
- Strategic Planning for the Development of Cultural Competence among Health Care Professionals in the
Republic of Panama: Myrna McLaughlin de Anderson PhD; University of Panama; University of Phoenix; Lydia
Gordón de Isaacs, PhD, University of Panama.
- Measurement of Cultural Competence of Professional Nurses in Republic of Panama: Lydia Gordón de
- Discovering the Healthcare Beliefs and Practices of Hispanic Indigenous Women with Cervical Cancer in
the Rural Area of Chiriqui, Republic of Panama: Mileyda Gómez Ramos, MSN, Doctoral Candidate, University
of Panamá; Lydia de Issacs, PhD (Mentor), University of Panamá.
- Culture Care of Hispanic-Indigenous Women Victims of Domestic Violence: Irma Escudero Vaca, Student
Doctorate in nursing with emphasis in international health, Universidad de Panamá.
Panel C - Transcultural Service Learning
- “Development of an Ethical and Evidence-Based Global Health Fair: Research, Lessons Learned, and
Implications for Best Practice in Global Service Learning Programs”: Tamara McKinnon, DNP, RN, APHN,
Cabrillo College, California; Jennifer Solomon, RN, BN, MSN, St. Georges University, Grenada; Deborah Nelson,
MS, PHN, RNC-OB Lecturer.
- Reflective Practice and Service Learning: An Opening to Ways of Knowing: Debra Scardaville, RN, PhD,
CPNP-PC, Associate Professor, New Jersey City University.
Panel D - Travel Abroad/Study Abroad from the Transcultural Perspective
- Measuring Intercultural Development Pre and Post Immersion in an Education Abroad Program: Elizabeth
Moran Fitzgerald, EdD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CTN-B, C-TEFL; Penny R. Marzalik, PhD, APRN, CNM, IBCLC.
- The Long-Term Effects of a Short-Term Study Abroad Experience on Baccalaureate-Prepared Nursing
Students: Laura M. Remy, MPH, BSN, RN.
- Teaching the “Me, me, me” Generation Students Cultural Competence: Prerequisite to Promoting Health
in Other Communities: Sheri P Palmer, RN, DNP, CNE, CTN-A.
- Education: Nursing Student’s Journey to Promote Health in Ecuador: Sondra Heaston, MS, NP-C, CEN,
CNE, Associate Teaching Professor, Brigham Young University College of Nursing, Provo, Utah; Stacie
Hunsaker, RN, MS, CEN, CPEN, Assistant Teaching Professor, Brigham Young University College of Nursing,
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