Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care



to their care, such as folk, indigenous, spiritual, and religious healers. This expansion of the team membership requires openness by credentialed healers to those with different scopes of prac tices, health belief systems, and healing practices. Clients or patients should always be included as integral members of the healthcare team as their understanding, acceptance, and cooperation are essential to the delivery of culturally competent healthcare. Similarly, the conceptualization of family and/or significant other has expanded to include the needs of those with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+), reflecting changing norms in some cultures, soci eties, and nations. Lastly, the Andrews/Boyle TIP Practice Model includes service animals, pets, and other sentient beings that clients and patients find therapeutic and might request as part of their plan of care. New Contributors We welcome Dr. Patti Ludwig-Beymer as a con tributing editor to the book. Dr. Ludwig-Beymer was part of the original group that conceptual ized this book and has been a chapter contribu tor for all eight previous editions of Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care . Dr. Ludwig-Beymer is a long-standing Transcultural Nursing Society colleague and friend from Purdue University Northwest College of Nursing in Hammond, Indiana, where she is currently Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Nurse Executive MSN Concentration. Dr. Ludwig-Beymer earned a diploma in nursing from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, a BSN and MSEd from Duquesne University, and a PhD in nursing from University of Utah. Dr. Ludwig-Beymer has published in the areas of transcultural nursing, population health, and organizational culture and has a rich history in both clinical nursing roles and as a nursing educator. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Julia Rogers, contributing author for the newly revised Chapter 3, Cultural Competence in the History and Physical Examination. Dr. Rogers received

her associate and baccalaureate degrees in nurs ing from Purdue North Central and her MSN and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from Valparaiso University. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner and is an Associate Professor at Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, Indiana. Her research interests include patho physiology, culture, 3D visualization for nursing education, and enculturation of new faculty. She has authored and presented on an array of topics for both nurse educators and nurse practitioners. We are very pleased that Ms. Heather Bowers has joined us as the contributing author of Chapter 6, Transcultural Perspectives in the Nursing Care of Children. Ms. Bowers is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Purdue University Northwest College of Nursing, where her teach ing focuses on pediatrics, community health, and drug dosage calculation. Ms. Bowers earned a BSN from Bethel College, her MSN from Indiana Wesleyan University, and is a PhD candidate at Liberty University. Her research interests include health and education disparities, nurs ing education, and nursing faculty satisfaction and retention. Ms. Bowers has an extensive clini cal background providing care for marginalized pediatric populations, and she is passionate about health equity and social justice. Drs. Mary Lou Fornehed, Katrina Strange, and Sandra Mixer are new chapter contributors and collaborated to write Chapter 8, Transcultural Perspectives in the Care of Older Adults. Dr. Fornehed is Associate Professor of Nursing at Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, and graduated with a PhD and post masters in nursing education in 2017 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. Her research focus has been palliative and end of-life care within the older adult, adult, and pedi atric populations. Dr. Fornehed is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and has been caring for adults and older adult patients with acute and chronic problems, for 26 years. Dr. Strange recently earned her PhD in Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, and recently began her position as an

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