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 Board related to culture and caring. The TCCDNHC theory has wide applications as identified in the various transculturally dynamics community chapters represented in my book.
- One of the chapters by Matua and Locsin, I believe is very relevant today, “Like a Moth to a Flame: Ebola and the Culture of Caregiving in Sub-Saharan Africa”. This chapter, of course, relates to the Ebola epidemic a few years ago, but provides some information, although not quite the same, for the COVID19 (Coronavirus), the pandemic sweeping the world today. In the COVID19 crisis as in the Ebola epidemic, we learned first, that proximity or direct contact itself is what leads to spread of the infection, and similarly, there was first animal to human transfer of the disease.
- The theory, Transcultural Caring Dynamics in Nursing and Health Care (TCCDNHC) is currently being applied in the new veteran nursing education program, “Caring-Based Academic Partnerships in Excellence: Veteran RNs in Primary Care” at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. A teaching-learning module was created called “Caring-Based Veteran Integration in Nursing Education: Military to Veteran Transcultural Transition” which applies the theory to identify areas for transitioning from military to veteran status, veteran students in nursing education, and in primary care clinical practice.
- The TCCDNHC theory, with its different dimensions, caring, the essence of nursing, transcultural caring ethics, transcultural context, and universal (spiritual) sources has been used as a framework to study consciousness as it relates to humanoid robots for care in health care situations.