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 of [...]

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 and [...]

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.

Christmas Letter & My Year 2017

By |December 19th, 2017|Dr. Marilyn Ray's Blog|

Dear Friends, This is my annual Christmas letter in which I can bring you up to date on many of my activities throughout 2017. I am hoping that you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas holiday and are looking forward to the new year. I know we all have busy lives and Christmas reminds us of all the blessings, graces and challenges that we have received during this year. I am posting this as a blog on my website too for all my students and faculty friends. My year has been busy—wonderful in the sense of continuing my affiliation [...]

2017 Blog Update, Happy New Year!

By |February 5th, 2017|Dr. Marilyn Ray's Blog|

It has been a long time since I have written to all of you who are interested in me and read my work on my website. I hope that you all had a very blessed and successful 2016. I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day, 2017. I have had a busy 2016. I am continuing on the faculty at Florida Atlantic University, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, in Boca Raton, Florida guiding some PhD students in caring science, guest teaching on transcultural caring, giving the Convocation address, and also presenting at different venues in the United [...]

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