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Founder of Transcultural Nursing Comes for Conference
OKLAHOMA CITY — The seventh annual Caring across Cultures: A Legacy in Transcultural Nursing conference will feature the founder of transcultural nursing Oct. 1. The conference will be held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum located at 1700 N.E. 63rd St. Madeleine Leininger, considered in the nursing profession to be the leader in culture care theory and research, will have a special conversation session with conference participants and deliver the keynote address. Leininger will also sign books after the conference. Transcultural nursing is an area of study that focuses on cultural differences in an effort to improve healthcare. Researchers study cultural values and ethnicity to make recommendations to those who practice the nursing profession. "The privilege of hosting Dr. Leininger is a rare opportunity,” said Marvel Williamson, dean of the Kramer School of Nursing at Oklahoma City University. “Her presence at this year's Caring across Cultures conference confirms how significant Kramer School of Nursing has become in this field." Other nurses from across the nation will also share their research at the conference, which will run from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants can register via the Internet, fax or mail. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Download the brochure at online, call (405) 208-5832 or e-mail for more information. The conference is sponsored by the Kramer School of Nursing and the Oklahoma Nurses Association.