Events - SFAA 2015

COUNCIL ON NURSING & ANTHROPOLOGY (CONAA) ORGANIZED SESSIONS 

Society for Applied Anthropology 2015 Annual Meetings

Omni William Penn Hotel
75th Annual Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
March 24-28, 2015

Continuity and Change

 

Times and Dates of CONAA Organzied Sessions at SfAA 2015

Session One
(W-40) WEDNESDAY 10:00-11:50
Room: Vandergrift

Redefining Communities by Reengineering Health Care (CONAA)
Kendrick, Lorna (U Phoenix, CHER)

World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Health is a complex and contextual phenomenon based on who we are and our life choices. Disease rather than personhood currently guides all aspects of care. Health care in America has missed the WHO’s mark in treating its citizenship. 

At the same time the health of Americans continues to decline. This panel explores several alternatives to the current system by joining forces to conduct community research and fieldwork designed to reengineer current health practices, issues of interest to applied anthropologists and others. Key words: reengineering health, partnerships, prevention, American health care

CHAIR: Kendrick, Lorna (U Phoenix, CHER)
Daroszewski, Ellen (U Phoenix, CHER) Introduction to the Center for Health Engineering 

Research 

  • COLE, Casey (U Phoenix, CHER) Building a Healthy School Environment: What Students Envision 
  • KENDRICK, Lorna (U Phoenix, CHER) Developing Healthier Families using a Cuban Prevention Model 
  • MCGEEHAN, Laura (U Phoenix, CHER) An evaluation of volunteer provider attitudes toward service at safety net clinics 
  • WALLACE, Debra (Kaiser Permanente, CHER) The Impact of Drugstore Clinics

 

Session Two
(W-100) WEDNESDAY 1:30-3:20
Room: Vandergrift

Historical Perspective: A Requisite to Changing Relationships with African Americans (CONAA)
PORTER, Cornelia (SUNY Albany)

A panel of scholars focuses on the necessity of change when establishing relationships with different others.   To facilitate critical dialogue, the scholars present papers that include African Americans in different contexts.  Two empirical papers emphasize the relevance of historical perspectives with samples of rural Gullah women and urban adults with chronic disease. A theory paper grounded in a feminist framework and metaphor of intersectionality explores relationships among aging middle class Black and White women. The final paper invites conversation about the legacy of silence regarding race and racism and its influence on relationships. Key Words: African Americans, relationships

CHAIR: PORTER, Cornelia (SUNY Albany)
PORTER, Cornelia (SUNY Albany) Historical Perspective: A Requisite to Changing Relationships with African Americans

Research

  • APPLYRS, Dorcey L. (Excelsior) Culture and Quality of Life for African American Women Living with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • HASTINGS, Julia F. (SUNY Albany) Improving Health Care Services for Underserved Communities: Voices from African Americans in California and New York 
  • JAMES, Tana D. (SUNY Albany) Separate and Unequal: Racialized Perceptions of Aging Middle Class Black and White Women. 
  • PORTER, Cornelia (SUNY Albany) The Legacy of Silence about Race and Racism: Is It So? 

 

CONAA BUSINESS MEETING AND SOCIAL 
WEDNESDAY 12:00-1:20PM
HOSPITALITY SUITE AT THE OMNI PENN HOTEL

LIGHT BUFFET LUNCH SERVED.

 

Session Three
(TH-40) THURSDAY 10:00-11:30
Room: Vandergrift

Continuity and Change in International Partnerships (CONAA)
BREDA, Karen (U Hartford)

International partnerships are laden with possibility for knowledge exchange and development of ideas and concepts. Often differences in power, language and culture interfere with innovation, exchange and genuine understanding. The recent trend for study abroad programs brings with it a host of new possibilities for exploitation and obfuscation. This panel explores international partnerships in an era of globalization looking at the ethical implications and offering case examples from Brazil, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the USA. Applied anthropologists, as well as other social scientists and professionals can benefit from critique of current practices pertaining to international partnerships. Key words: international, ethics

CHAIR: BREDA, Karen (U Hartford)
BREDA, Karen (U Hartford) Continuity and Change in International Partnerships

Research

  • WRIGHT, Maria da Gloria M. (Independent) International Partnerships for Research and Exchange of Faculty and Students: Ethical Implications
  • FOSTER, Jennifer (Emory U.) Rocks in the Road: Resisting Inequality in a U.S.- Dominican Republic Nursing Academic Partnership
  • PADILHA, Maria Itayra (UFSC Florianópolis) Internationalization of Knowledge: Continuity and Change in the Visibility of Academic Journals
  • BREDA, Karen (U Hartford) Continuity and Change: Revisiting Ivan Illich’s “To Hell with Good Intentions” for International Service Missions

 

Session Four
(TH-100) THURSDAY 1:30-3:20
Room: Vandergrift

Innovative Strategies for Continuity and Change among Vulnerable Groups Part I (CONAA)
BREDA, Karen (U Hartford) and LAMM, Rosemarie (USF-retired)

Vulnerable populations are at great risk for poor social and health outcomes. This two-part panel examines innovative, participatory strategies to address the health, economic and social needs of several vulnerable population groups. Part I panel topics include the needs of rural and suburban seniors and undocumented immigrants. Mobile health vans, municipal health councils and enrichment centers for seniors represent a part of the leading-edge approaches discussed. Applied social scientists and progressive health care providers are ideally placed to champion strategies to promote change while maintaining the fortitude and endurance of local population groups. Key words: vulnerable groups, applied social science, health strategies

CHAIRS: BREDA, Karen (U Hartford) and LAMM, Rosemarie (USF-retired)

Research

  • JALIL-GUTIERREZ, Sylvia (UCONN) “I Could Not Go Home to Bury My Son” Continuity and Change among Undocumented Immigrants 
  • VENTURA, Carla (USP Ribeirão Preto) Importance of Social Participation in the Culture of Bazilian Municipal Health Councils
  • Lamm, Rosemarie S. (USF-retired) Rath Center: Culture, Collaboration, Community: A Participatory Action Anthropology Partnership
  • SHAVER, Amy D.(Hartwick Coll.) New Challenges, New Awareness, New Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Rural Elders 
  • KEEN, Diane (Kennesaw State U) Intergenerational relationships Between Older Adults and Young Developmentally Disabled Adults: A Participatory Action Research Project

 

Session Five
(TH-130) THURSDAY 3:30-5:20
Room: Vandergrift

Innovative Strategies for Continuity and Change among Vulnerable Groups Part II (CONAA)
DE CHESNAY, Mary (Kennesaw State U) and BREDA, Karen (U Hartford) 

Vulnerable populations are at great risk for poor social and health outcomes. This two-part panel examines participatory strategies to address the health, economic and social needs of several vulnerable population groups. Part II panel topics include sex trafficking, psychiatry, substance abuse, and poverty in families. The innovative application of theory, partnerships to promote healthy families, Shewhart cycle thinking with substance abusers and the practice of human rights among hospitalized psychiatric patients are discussed. Applied social scientists and progressive health care providers are ideally placed to champion strategies to promote change while maintaining the fortitude and endurance of local population groups. Key words: vulnerable groups, applied social science, health strategies 

CHAIRS: DE CHESNAY, Mary (Kennesaw State U) and BREDA, Karen (U Hartford) 

Research

  • DE CHESNAY, Mary (Kennesaw State U) The More Things Change
  • VENTURA, Carla (USP Ribeirão Preto) Brazilian Psychiatric Reform and the Perception of Rights by Mental Health Patients and Families 
  • MACGREGOR, Bonnie (Sisters of Providence) Using the Shewhart cycle to Foster Change and Continuity in Organizations 
  • BROWN, Brenda (Kennesaw State U) Development of a Tool to Assess Health Status of Afghan Refugee Women in the Greater Atlanta Area
  • PADILHA, Maria Itayra (UFSC Florianópolis) and CARAVACA, Jaime (UFSC Florianópolis) Transexuality: Reflecting Stigma and Social Exclusion
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