Friday, November 16, 2012

November Cultural Conference

The Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences recently hosted a cultural competence event November 1-2, 2012.  Rick Zoucha, PhD, APRN, BC, CTN-A from Duquesne University presented “Cultural Competence: Community and Academia Collaborate for Improved Outcomes.”  Students, faculty, and community members participated in various sessions over the two day event.  

 Sessions included: 

  • Engaging the community to improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations. 
  • Mutual Transformation: A process of community engagement, change and sustainable relationships through research. 
  • Discouraging the Myth: Build it and they will come! 
  •  Beginning the process of cultural competence through knowing your own culture.