March 18, 2010

VUSN Presents "Culture is More Than Ethnicity: A Challenge for Health Care Providers," Thursday, April 1

April 1, 4:45 to 8:15 p.m., Vanderbilt School of Nursing Annex 155

Please plan on attending three hours that will help you gain insight and understanding regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cultures and health care needs. This session is designed to raise awareness of key cultural issues such as the meaning of family, awareness of stigma and roles of biological family members versus partners in health care decision making.

Keynote: Peggy Chin, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Professor Emerita of Nursing at the University of Connecticut, and author of books and articles that address feminism in nursing, nursing knowledge development and caring approaches to nursing education.

Presenters: Ellen Armour, Ph.D., E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Feminist Theology and director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender and Sexuality, and James Pace, D.S.N., M.Div., professor of Nursing and coordinator of the VUSN Adult Nurse Practitioner/Palliative Care Program

Panel Discussion: Will be led by members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Gay-Straight Alliance

Cost: $25 (free to Vanderbilt affiliates)

Location: Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nursing Annex 155

Registration: contact Lisa Mellies at 343-3294, fax 322-8816

VUSM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

VUSN, Office of Lifelong Learning will award a maximum of 2.75 contact hours.

Special Acknowledgement: The Transcultural Nursing Society has provided funding for this conference through The Train the Trainer project, “Developing Cultural Competencies in Nurses: Evidence-Based and Best Practices is funded by Grant #D11 HP09759.