Contributors: Carol Bloch PhD, RN, CTN-A, CNS; Carolyn Bloch, PhD, RN, CTN-A, CNS; and Jacqueline Fawcett, RN: PhD; ScD (hon); FAAN; ANEF Jacqueline Fawcett: I am very pleased to collaborate with Drs. Carol and Carolyn Bloch for this blog about culture, subcultures, and transcultural nursing. This blog is an extension of a previous blog about … Continue reading Cultures, Subcultures, and Transcultural Nursing
It’s somewhat fitting that I begin this blog by quoting Moses from the Old Testament, who became the adopted son of an Egyptian princess. I use these words to convey how I felt at a recent conference sponsored by the National Council for Adoption (NCFA), a national organization of adoption professionals. Encouraged to submit an … Continue reading “Stranger in a foreign Land”: Crossing the Political Divide to Support Adoptive Families
Contributors: Maribel Alcala MHSM, BSN, RN, Angeles Nava, Ph.D., RN andFrancisco Javier Ayala DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CCRN Introduction According to the United States Census Bureau (2019), Spanish-language speakers represented 13.5% of the United States population, making Spanish the second most spoken language in the U.S. (Christy et al., 2021). Spanish speakers are projected to … Continue reading One Size Fits All Does NOT Apply for the Spanish-Speaking Population
Contributor: Ashley M. Ruiz PhD, RN First off, I’m entitling this post “A Pinay’s Reflection”. In submitting this piece I’ve been intentional in whether or not to explain this title to a dominantly white audience. On the one hand, not explaining the title, and specifically the term “Pinay” may be a missed opportunity that leaves the … Continue reading A Pinay’s Reflection
Contributor: Kunta Gautam, MSN, MPH, CPNP-PC I was required to complete a DEI course for the Ph.D. qualifying exam. While meeting my need, I came across a TED talk by Jodi-Ann Burey on “Why you should not bring your authentic self to work” (TED, 2020). Her speech intrigued me to write about my experiences on … Continue reading Lived experiences on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion based on Theory of Humility
Contributor: Kunta Gautam, MSN, MPH, CPNP Source In a brief nutshell, I would like to share my experiences in Western culture versus Southeast Asian culture. I learned many different things with acculturation in western culture regarding self-care. The cultural practices in western culture emphasize self-care as an essential part of daily lives. Rituals involving self-care … Continue reading Acculturation, or is it more a cultural shock?
Contributor: Harriet Omondi MSN, APRN, FNP Systemic racism and racial inequality are two concepts that are deeply ingrained in American history. These two issues come up in every single presidential election where candidates compete for the minority vote by promising reparations for black people and an end to systemic racism. Research has repeatedly revealed that … Continue reading Does Informed Consent Exist for Black Patients?
Contributor: Aisha Chahal, MSN, CMSRN Culture shock is a state where people experience the stages of honeymoon, frustration, adaptation and acceptance. It is an intense feeling that follows the grief process. I had first-hand experience with all these stages of culture shock when I came to the land of opportunities, the United States of America, … Continue reading Culture Shock, Grief and Nursing Theories
Contributors: Jennifer Weitzel, Jeneile Luebke, Linda Wesp, Maria Del Carmen Graf, Ashley Ruiz, Anne Dressel, & Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu The murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor has prompted a wake-up call to reflect on the pervasive issue of structural racism. As a nation created through histories of colonization and slavery, these murders—among countless others—have acted as … Continue reading Allies and Advocates – Transforming Cultural Competence