49th Annual Conference Presentations

Friday, October 13, 2023

Please note that the sessions list the presenters of the content.  A full list of authors appears in the Book of Abstracts, available to all conference participants.

Poster Breakfast Tables: 7:30-8:20 a.m.

Grab your breakfast and join a table to discuss the poster presentations. Viewing of posters may be done online in the conference portal. Posters will be available online for viewing until December 1, 2023
A limited number of printed materials will be available for sharing at each table. Thank you!

Table Number 1:

A. Variances in Sleep Characteristics among African Descent Adults with and at Risk for Cardiometabolic Conditions: A Systematic Review: Cherlie Magny-Normilus, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, FNYAM

B. Content validation of a Facebook HPV Vaccination Promotion Intervention (#HPVvaxtalks) created for Young Black Adults (18-26 years old): Adebola Adegboyega, Ph.D., RN, University of Kentucky

Table Number 2:

A. Bridging health disparities: What can we learn from information-seeking patterns about sex and sexuality among Jewish and Arab young adults in Israel?: Ronen Segev RN, Ph.D. -Department of Nursing, The Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions, Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel-Aviv, Israel

B. Understanding the cultural values, beliefs, and perceptions of nurses about newborns that do not cry at birth in Malawi: A Focused Ethnography: Erin Kesler, CRNP, PNP-AC, Duquesne University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Table Number 3:

A. The Effect of Healthcare Providers’ Cultural Competence on Burmese Patients’ Pain Management Experiences: David Nguyen Le, Western Michigan University’s Bronson School of Nursing (Kalamazoo, MI, USA)

B. Use of Promotores de Salud to Increase Access to Mental Health Resources for Latinos in a New Immigrant Destination: Sally Moyce, PhD RN, Associate Professor Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing Montana State University

Table Number 4:

A. Firearm Violence Against Black Women and Girls Within the United States: A Transcultural Nursing Imperative: Gretchen S. Goldman, Ph.D. (c), MSN, RN; Rick Zoucha, PhD., PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FTNSS, FAAN; Duquesne University

B. A Literature Review Exploring Informal Peer Support for Self‐care of Diabetes in Jamaicans: Raquel A. Brown Ph.D., RN, CNE

Table Number 5:

A. Understanding Cultural Care Beliefs and Values about Alzheimer’s Disease in the Puerto Rican Culture: Elsie A. Rivera, DNP, APN, FNP-C

B. Health Literacy and COVID Vaccination Promotion Among Vietnamese Children in South Texas: Maria Danet Lapiz Bluhm, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Table Number 6:

A. Anti-Racist Strategies for Inclusive Learning Environments: Pamela L. Bonnett, DNP, RN, CNE, The University of Akron, Akron, OH; Robyn Provencio, Ph.D., RN, CNE, California State University, Stanislaua Turlock, CA; Josette Brodhead, Ph.D., MSHS, RNC-MNN, CNE, Daemen University, Amherst, NY

Table Number 7:

A. The Effect of International Travel on Resilience in Student Nurses – A Pilot Study: Sharon Little-Stoetzel, RN, PhD, CNE. Graceland Universi-ty; Jeri Sindt, RN, PhD Graceland University

B. Exploring the Cultural Self-Efficacy of Nursing Faculty to Promote an Inclusive Classroom Environment: Denise Morris, Ph.D., RN; University of West Georgia

Table Number 8:

A. Cultural differences in birthing women: an observation of one midwife: Dena Weinstein, CNM, MHA, Shaarei Zedek Medical Center

B. Systematic review: Outcomes of interprofessional education (IPE): Tuashi R Gautam Ph.D., UTHealth Science Center San Antonio TX

General Session TCNS Scholars Presentation: 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Leininger's Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality’s Impact on Global Health
Hiba Wehbe-Alamah, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CTN-A, FTNSS, FAAN
Marilyn McFarland, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, CTN-A, FTNSS

The goal of Leininger’s Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality (also known as the Culture Care Theory or CCT) is providing culturally congruent care that contributes to the health and well-being of people worldwide, thus impacting global health. During the panel discussion, an overview of Leininger's CCT is presented, along with an explanation of how the Sunrise Enabler can be used to provide an expanded view of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging through a collaborative and interdisciplinary transcultural health care lens. Leininger’s CCT can be used to guide nurses when collaborating with other health care providers and caring for culturally diverse populations. Leininger emphasized that, as nurses, we need to be aware of the similarities and differences of beliefs, values, and practices among cultures so that we can provide culturally congruent care.

An exemplar of how Leininger’s CCT can be applied through transcultural collaborations designed to guide culturally congruent mental health care to people from diverse cultures in Ghana, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Mali, and the United States will be presented. Examples will be shared of ongoing collaborative work based on Leininger’s CCT resulting in culturally inclusive, diverse, and congruent mental health of populations around the world, and how such achievements have resulted in significant contributions in nursing science, practice, education, global health, and policy change.

Break 9:45-10:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session F: 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Breakout 1: Limited English Proficient (LEP) Patient and Nursing Experiences with Language Access Services (LAS): Exploring Cultural and Linguistic Care Delivery: Julie McCulloh Nair PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, CCRE; Nurse Scientist & Professor of Nursing; ChristianaCare and West Chester University; Jacqueline Ortiz, M.Phil; Vice President, Health Equity & Cultural Competence. Affiliation: ChristianaCare

Breakout 2: Promoting Anti-Racism in Canadian Nursing Education: A National Call to Action: Rani Srivastava, Ph.D. RN

Breakout 3: Betrayal Trauma, Resilience, and Posttraumatic Stress Among Filipino American Women: Andrew Thomas Reyes, Ph.D., RN, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Breakout 4: Exploring Faith-Health Linkages of Rural Appalachian Older Adults and Implications for Interdisciplinary and Culturally Congruent Care: Karina E. Strange, Ph.D., RN

Breakout 5: Is 'Culturally Competent Care' the Best Term for What Transcultural Nurses Do?: Mary Curry Narayan, Ph.D., RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A, International Home Care Nurses Organization

Break 10:45-11:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session G: 11:00-11:45 p.m.

Breakout 1: Bridge the Gap: Reducing Health Inequities in Access to Primary Preventive Programs in Rural Communities in the Philippines: Reimund Serafica, Ph.D., MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CNE, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Breakout 2: Seeking Solutions for Social Determinants of Health Factors in Communities Despite Immigration Status: Beth Desaretz Chiatti, Ph.D., RN, CTN-B, Drexel University; Joanna Basuray Maxwell, Ph.D., RN, FTNSS, Professor Emerita, Towson University

Breakout 3: Interdisciplinary Spanish Speaking Hispanic Family Advisory Council: A Model for Improving Culturally Congruent Care of Pediatric Patients and their Families: Jennifer Stephen Ph.D., RN, CPN

Breakout 4: Helping Hands International; A Story of Successful Research and Education Collaborations: Meredith Troutman-Jordan, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Boydd H. Davis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Breakout 5: Tanzania Pre-Departure Preparation Through the Lens of Collaboration, Respect, and Cultural Humility: Krista A. White, Ph.D., RN, Associate Professor, Georgetown University

11:45 ~ 2:00 p.m. Lunch On Your Own or Meet in the Hotel Lobby and Join a Group
* 12:00 ~ 2:00 p.m. Lunch Meeting - TCNS Scholars Group

Concurrent Session H: 2:00-2:45 p.m.

Breakout 1: The future is here! Using Artificial Intelligence to develop cultural simulations: Sharon See MSN, RNC-OB, CTN-A-Ashland University; Lora Wyss APRN-CNS, LSN, PhD-Malone University.

Breakout 2: Incorporating Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Nursing Curricula: Julia L. Rogers, DNP, APRN, CNS, FNP-BC, FAANP; Patti Ludwig-Beymer, Ph.D., RN, CTN-A, NEA-BC, CPPS, FTNSS, FAAN

Breakout 3: Introducing Narrative Photography: An Active-learning Method to Teach Transcultural Content in Nursing Studies: Juan M. Leyva. Ph.D., MSc, CHNS, BSN. Associate Professor at Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain); M. Dolors Bernabeu. PhD, BAnth, PMHNS, BSN. Nursing Department Director at Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)

Breakout 4: Addressing Elder Protection on a Rural Northern Plains American Indian Nation: Loretta Heuer, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Break 2:45 –3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session I: 3:00-3:45 p.m.

Breakout 1: Hoʻokaulike: creating curricular equality from a cultural perspective: K. U’ilani Chow-Rule, DNP, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC

Breakout 2: Improving Institutionalized Child Welfare: Global Collaboration to Increase Secure Attachment Between Institutionalized Child and Caregiver:  Monica Naumann, MSN, FNP-BC, CRNP, PhD in Nursing Student at Duquesne University 

Breakout 3: Cultural Humility: Essential Strategy to Bridge the LGBTQ+ Care Gap: Sherry L Roper, Ph.D. California State University, Stanislaus: Bonnie Fuller, Ph.D. California State University, Stanislaus

Breakout 4: Exploring Rural South Carolina African American Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Inquiry Framed by Leininger's Sunrise Model: Robin M. Dawson

Breakout 5: Zoonosis, Vaccine Hesitancy, and Transcultural Nursing Contributions to Veterinary Care: Larry Purnell,, RN, PhD, Joyceen Boyle, RN, Ph.D.

Break 3:45 ~ 4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session J: 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Breakout 1: The use of traditional healing methods among Native American patients during COVID and beyond: Valerie DeCora Guimaraes, DNP MA RN

Breakout 2: “Crossing the Border Lines: The Experience of Transcultural Pediatric Critical Care Nursing in Georgetown, Guyana”: Kari Guffey APRN, DNP, CPNP-AC, PC

Breakout 3: Culturally Diverse Interdisciplinary Approach in Nursing Education to Promote Global Healthcare: Dr. Leeah N. Javier, DNP, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Hawaii Pacific University; Dr. Hazel Downing, RN, MSN, Ed.D. Associate Professor of Nursing, Hawaii Pacific University, CNS Emergency and Critical Care, Kuakini Medical Center

Breakout 4: The Augsburg Health Commons: Teaching Transcultural Nursing While Caring for Those Who Experience Marginalization: Katherine Martin, Ph.D., APRN, CNM. Augsburg University; Amy Nelson, PhD, RN. Augsburg University; Claudia Rubio Mendoza, BSN, RN Augsburg University; Rachel Hess, BSN RN Augsburg University

Breakout 5: A prognostic model for COVID-19 progression to severe disease: discriminating Emergency Department discharge with versus without return to the hospital within 72 hours using electronic medical records: Alsacia L. Sepúlveda-Pacsi, Ph.D., DNS, RN, FNP, CCRN, CEN

Break 4:45 ~ 5:00 p.m.


5:00 ~ 6:00 p.m. General Membership Meeting -Everyone Welcome!
6:15 p.m. Meet in Hotel Lobby for the Journal of Transcultural Nursing Gathering for Reviewers.
Please contact Dr. Norma Cuellar at nucellar@tcns.org for more information.