The Transcultural Nursing Center at HPU and
Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) hosted a conference—Transcultural
Nursing: Caring and Healing in Hawai‘i—April 19
at the Hale Koa Hotel.
The conference was designed to allow practitioners to discuss
current aspects of transcultural nursing research, education,
and practice. Participants identified the care practices that
enhance the ability to provide culturally competent nursing care
for the people of Hawai‘i and described current issues
related to culturally competent nursing care in the workplace.
The conference keynote speaker was Dr. Margaret Andrews, PhD,
RN, CTN, FAAN, a distinguished transcultural nursing scholar,
professor, director of the Department of Nursing at the University
of Michigan-Flint, and co-author of Transcultural Concepts in
Nursing Care (Lippincott, 2003).
The mission of the HPU Transcultural Nursing Center is to promote
the delivery of culturally competent nursing care to diverse
populations. The essence of transcultural nursing is caring,
respect, and healing within the context of one’s cultural
beliefs and health practices.
The conference is supported by funds from a grant awarded to
HPU from the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions,
Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Department
of Health and Human Services Nursing Education and Practice.
HPU’s commitment to serving the educational and staffing
needs of Hawai‘i’s nursing community is longstanding
and continues with the success of the baccalaureate and graduate
nursing degree programs. The programs provide students with the
necessary skills to succeed in the dynamic field of health care.
For more information, visit hpu.edu/transcultural or call or
e-mail Julie Aoyagi at the HPU Transcultural Nursing Center at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 356-5259.