Transcultural Caring Dynamics in Nursing and Health Care (Theory and Practice Update)

By |April 28th, 2020|Dr. Marilyn Ray's Blog|

I would like to give you an update on my book Transcultural Caring Dynamics in Nursing and Health Care (TCCDNHC) and the theory of the same name.  Since publication of the second edition of my book in 2016, it is being used in many different colleges of nursing for nursing education and research in the United States and other parts of the world. I am very pleased that the publisher, F. A. Davis Company supports the focus on caring and transcultural nursing which are highlighted in my book. They have asked me to serve as an advisor on their [...]

Dear Friends COVID-19 Update

By |April 28th, 2020|Dr. Marilyn Ray's Blog|

Dear Friends,  I hope that you are all doing well during this COVID19 pandemic wherever you are living in the world. I am doing well. We continue in isolation in the St. Andrew’s Retirement Community where I live in Boca Raton, Florida.  I continue as a faculty member at Florida Atlantic University with my role as a partner liaison (as I am a retired USAF, NC Colonel and veteran) with the “Caring-Based Academic Partnerships in Excellence: Veteran RNs in Primary Care” program. We received the Human Resources Services Administration grant (HRSA) last July and have had a good year [...]

Well Wishes During COVID-19

By |April 26th, 2020|Dr. Marilyn Ray's Blog|

Dear Friends, I hope that all people visiting my website are staying very safe and healthy during this COVID 19 pandemic. And how proud I am of fellow nurses all over the world, especially, nurses who are on the frontlines of care providing compassionate caring for all people who are suffering from this tragic virus. My love and blessings go out to all, Marilyn

Transcultural Caring Dynamics in Nursing and Health Care

By |October 8th, 2018|Dr. Marilyn Ray's Blog|

Author: Marilyn (Dee) Ray, RN, PhD, CTN-A, FAAN. Colonel (Ret.), United States Air Force Nurse Corps Year First Published – 1989 © 2018 Marilyn (Dee) Ray Major Concepts The Dimensions of the Theory are the following: Essence of caring –  (the action of compassion and love as the mediating force to guide moral caring behavior and facilitate right action within the dynamics of culture. caring beliefs and values, transcultural caring ethics (moral foundations of respect for persons, cultural rights), transcultural context, and universal sources (religious/spiritual dimensions) Transcultural Caring Ethics – (the ethical knowledge of respect, fidelity, integrity, beneficence, human rights, cultural rights, the rights [...]

United States Air Force Professional Caring Practice Using Ray’s Theory of Bureaucratic Caring

By |October 8th, 2018|Dr. Marilyn Ray's Blog|

Practice/Theory Exemplar Ray’s Theory of Bureaucratic Caring/Application Person-Centered Caring Partnership PC2P Model. Used by permission Location – Worldwide through the US Air Force Nurse Corps (USAF NC) Description of the settings The USAF Medical Service responds to the needs of over 200,000 airmen/women and delivers healthcare to 2.6 million patients through a system of 239 clinics at 76 AF installations worldwide. Key nurses involved in implementation Dorothy A. Hogg, Lieutenant General, Surgeon General of the United States Air Force, Medical Service/Nurse Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, The Pentagon, Washington, DC Robert J. Marks, Brigadier General, USAF, AMC Command Surgeon [...]

2 New Awards

By |February 22nd, 2018|Dr. Marilyn Ray's Blog|

I have been honored with two new awards to be presented in March and April respectively: The Christine E. Lynn Our Lady of Mount Carmel Award at St. Jude Church, Boca Raton, Florida, March 3, 2018. Distinguished Fellow. The National Academies of Practice. (FNAP),  April 14, 2018.

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