Volume 2, Number 1 | January 2012

Cheryl, R. Swanson, RN, PhD(c), CCRN
The Case for Studying Cultural Competence from the Perspective of the Hispanic Immigrant Patient: A State of the Science
Cheryl R. Swanson, RN, PhD(c), CCRN

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Cultural Competency in Delivering Family Weight Management Programs: A Summary of Lessons Learned
Nicole Mareno, PhD, RN

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Learning and Helping: Benefits of International Nurse Practitioner Student Experiences
Eileen M. Smit, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Terry Delpier, DNP, RN, CPNP
Sheri L. Giordana, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Mary Jane Tremethick, PhD, RN, MCHES

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Developing Scholars
A significant part of our mission is to develop scholars in the field of cultural competence. In this issue we are presenting seven exemplary examples of poster presentations focusing on cultural competence.


CultureCopia©: Developing a Computer-based Electronic Transcultural Simulation Game Based on Leininger's Culture Care Theory
Hiba Wehbe-Alamah, PhD, FNP-BC, CTN-A
Marilyn McFarland, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CTN-A
Michael Farmer, PhD
Crystal Call
Miyako Jones

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End-of-Life Decisions Among Japanese Americans
Linda Cabage, RN, BSN, MS

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Does the Use of Healing Touch Decrease Anxiety, Decrease Emergence Delirium/Emergence Agitation and Decrease the Length of Stay of Post Operative Pediatric Patients?
Wendy Grace Rolf, RN, MSN, CNTP, AHN-BC

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Changing Lives with Papaya: An Alternative Therapy for Intestinal Worm Treatment and Prevention
Kathy Taylor, RN, BSN
Jeana Wilcox, PhD, RN, CNS

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Improving Substance Abuse Treatment Referrals in Rural Appalachia
Jessica Cornett
Barbara Clinton, MSW
Barbara Engelhardt, MD
Matthew Rafalski, MD

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Out of Our Comfort Zone: Short-term Cultural Immersion With Community Health Nursing Students
Joan T. Bickes, MSN, RN, PHCNS-BC
Stephanie M. Schim, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC

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Malaria Care: Integration in Nursing Curricula
Cecily Strang, MSN, RN

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