Carolyn Bloch, PhD, RN, CNS, CTN-A
Transcultural Healthcare/Diversity Consultant/Nurse Educator/Transcultural Nurse Scholar/Neuman Systems Practice Center Fellow/ Consultant
6672 Danny Boyar Avenue, West Hills, California 91307
Phone: 818 – 883-8433
Dr. Carolyn Bloch is a Transcultural Nurse Scholar, Transcultural/Diversity Consultant, and Nurse Educator. She is a Neuman Systems Model Practice Center Fellow. She has worked internationally in both the private and public sectors. Her experiences included educational and advisory roles in Mexico and Venezuela. She has created programs and lectured extensively on cultural issues for health care providers in various healthcare settings, including healthcare organizations to academic venues. Dr. Bloch has developed programs and taught in various nursing educational levels from entry, graduate, to staff development. She has written and been interviewed on topics of cultural diversity and cultural competence in addition to nursing content and theory.
In October 2015, the Transcultural Nursing Society inducted her as Transcultural Nurse Scholar in Portland, Oregon. She is a recipient of the 2009 La Opinion’s Mujer Destacada for the Health Category. (La Opinion is America’s #1 Spanish-language Daily Newspaper). She received a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Education Excellence by U.S. Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano, 38th District of California for Outstanding Commitment to Nursing Education, Research, and Distinguished Clinical Expertise in April 2009. Dr. Bloch was honoree of the 2009 Dr. Murillo-Rhode Award by the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. Other recognitions for her were Congratulatory Scroll from the Honorable Supervisor Don Knabe, 4th District, County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors for receiving a Doctorate in Nursing, 2013, the Multimedia Electronic Award, Region I for “Nurses in Action – Transcultural Nursing,” Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. in November 1992, Outstanding Nurse of the Year from MAHEC (Multicultural Area Health Education Center), May 1991, and proclaimed Hispanic Nurses of the Year by the Honorable Supervisor Gloria Molina, District 1, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, October 1991.
Languages spoken, read/write*:
English* and Spanish*
Bloch, C., Marrone, S. R., & Velez, J. (2016) Health Care Institutions: General Overview, Inquiry, Action, and Innovation. In M. Jeffreys (Ed.), Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care (3rd ed., Part IV, Chapter 13). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
Bloch, C., & Bloch, C. (1995). Teaching content and process of the Neuman Systems Model. In B. Neuman (Ed.), The Neuman Systems Model (3rd ed., pp. 175-182). Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange.
Bloch, C., & Bloch, C. (October 10 – November 7, 2016). Pictures of Her – Family photos bring a human dimension to critical care. Working Nurse.
Bloch, C., & Bloch, C. (2009, Winter). Open to interpretation. Minority Nurse.
Scenes from End-of-life Care Pathways to Professional Development/Nursing Spectrum NurseWeek, January 2007.
End-of-Life Care Issues Need Culturally Sensitive Approaches Closing the Gap Publication for the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, February/March 2001. Completing the Circle, Minority Nurse, Fall 2001.
Bloch, C. & Bloch, C. (1994, March/April). A transcultural perspective for nurse practitioners in clinical practice. California Coalition of Nurse Practitioners Newsletter, 7(2).
Dr. Carolyn and Dr. Carol Bloch, Keynote address for National Association of Hispanic Nurses 34th Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas broadcasted on NPR on Friday, July 31, 2009. The address was called “A Call to Arms – Hispanic Nurses Unite: Enhancing Our Understanding as Cultural Brokers, Colleagues, and Political Partners.”
“Nurses in Action-Transcultural Nursing.” Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. Multimedia Electronic Award, Region I, November 1991.
Cultural competence training/education is paramount in this millennium, as diversity will continue to be reflected in U.S. demographics. To prepare healthcare workers, professionals, and providers to treat multicultural patients, medical and nursing curriculums, healthcare organizations, and agencies must provide the education and continued self-growth in cultural competence.