Nursing Faculty and Students to Present on Globalization and Community Health Care at USF Diversity Summit
Sandra J. Cadena, PhD, APRN, CNE, USF Nursing Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Global Health, Desiree Metzger, Faculty and Nursing Global Health Students,Eli Curry, Robert Collins and Alexia Schuller-Peterson will present, “Globalization and Community Health Care” at the 8th Annual USF Diversity Summit, on April 26, 2011 in the USF Marshall Student Center.
The USF Diversity Summit was initiated by the USF Diversity Network and supported by the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity and the Office of the President. The program has evolved in three years and will continue to evolve as the best practices in Diversity and Inclusion expand and are integrated into the mission, vision, goals and values of the university.
Increasing cultural competency among the healthcare workforce is essential, as it is associated with better outcomes for diverse patients, clinicians, and students in health professional education programs such as nursing. The USF College of Nursing Global Health initiative has an accomplished history of partnering with South American institutions. For the past six years, for example, we participate in ongoing, collaborative relationships with faculty, students and colleagues in Panama, Central America. These partnerships provide clinically focused experiences as students learn alongside diverse people in a variety of unfamiliar venues. During this three week service/learning immersion experience, students implement community-based healthcare delivery to Spanish speaking people residing in metropolitan and rural communities, as well as tribal members from indigenous communities throughout Panama. Students and faculty participate in opportunities that enhance understanding of cultural awareness, skill and competency applicable to their future work with a diverse patient population.
Presenters: Dr. Sandra Cadena, Coordinator of Global Health; Global Health Students; Desiree Metzger, Faculty, College of Nursing; Global Health Students – Eli Curry, Robert Collins, Alexia Schuller-Peterson
For more information visit: http://usfweb2.usf.edu/eoa/diversity_summit.asp