VIETNAM CULTURAL IMMERSION TRIP - June 2016
The Vietnamese Asian Cultural Immersion course led by Dr. Vi Ho and Ms. Liz Libby was offered on the Houston campus as one of the Summer I courses. There were a total of 29 students enrolled.
The course focused on the Vietnamese culture and the healthcare needs of this population in the U.S. The students were introduced to the language structure, various religions, food and nutrition. Health beliefs, health care practices, herbal treatments, common diseases, mental and psycho-social issues were also discussed. Vietnamese refugees and their immigration journey along with the patterns of adaptation to new life in the U. S. were presented through a panel discussion.
In conjunction with lectures presented by the experts, the student gained an awareness of issues surrounding the Vietnamese Asian culture and their health needs through group activities, fields trips, community site visits, and daily journals. The students’ in-depth knowledge of this population’s health and culture issues was further defined by their paper addressing those issues and proposed interventions.
The class ended with a Vietnamese typical luncheon and traditional music with a surprise visit by the Houston Associate Dean, Dr. Ainsle Nibert.
“I feel that I know more about the Vietnamese culture and their health issues now after taking this course. I also feel more culturally competent when taking care of a Vietnamese patient”, several students commented.
Dr. Patrick Palmieri and Dr. Joan Edwards, TWU Center of Global Nursing Scholarship Members Inducted as Fellows into the American Academy of Nurses
It is our pleasure to announce that on October 17, 2015, Dr. Patrick Palmieri and Dr. Joan Edwards were inducted as Fellows into the American Academy of Nurses. The AAN Policy Conference and induction ceremonies were held in Washington, D.C. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Prior to the induction ceremonies, Patrick and Joan posed with two fellow inductees - Dr. Silvia Cassiani, Regional Advisor for Nursing and Allied Health Personnel at the PAHO/WHO offices in Washington, D.C., and Dr. David Benton, recently appointed CEO of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing located in Chicago, IL.
Congratulations, Patrick and Joan!
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