Healthcare information and literacy
Here are the findings of 2,659 outpatients surveyed a two hospitals 26% did not understand when their next appointment was scheduled and 42% did not understand to take their medicine on an empty stomach. Approximately 21% of Americans are classified as marginally and functionally illiterate. …Read More
Mental Illness Care . . . Be A Voice for Change!
Insurance coverage for mental health may be limited to a prescribed number of outpatient visits, inpatient stays and drug coverage. Once resources are used mental health care is unaffordable. Out of pocket expenses can run in the thousands of dollars. While awareness has increased, the …Read More
Am I Invisible?
“I have lived in this country for over eleven years and I’ve always felt invisible. Since the first time I came to this college it’s like I am not even in the classroom. I don’t think my teachers even realize they are doing this.” …Read More
Together We Are Champions
Diversity & Baseball??? The San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions 2012 surprised everyone with stunning performance! The SF Giants, a very diverse group of players, come from Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and various parts of the United States. They made winning the World Series …Read More
UN Millennium Development Goals & Transcultural Nursing
The theme for our Transcultural Nursing Society’s annual conference held in Orlando FL, October 17-20 this year was Envisioning the United Nations Millennium Goals (MDGs) from a Transcultural Nursing Perspective. We welcomed speakers from Taiwan, China, Saudi Arabia, Canada, United States and many other countries. …Read More
Culture & Conflict . . . Finding Common Ground
Values are the core of one’s culture, thus influence the way in which we see our world. We may experience conflict with our colleagues, clients, families and friends when our world view does not match their worldview. One may see it from a collectivistic stance …Read More