SF/Marin ACNL May Chapter Meeting featuring Dr. Anita Hunter
May 14 2013
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
900 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Please join the SF/Marin Chapter of ACNL for our monthly meeting, an excellent opportunity for nurse leaders to network, enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and drinks, and hear from a nursing expert on a current hot topic. This month, we are proud to feature Dr. Anita Hunter, PhD, APRN-CPNP, FAAN as she presents a talk titled "International Nursing and Research: Application to Practice".
Dr. Anita Hunter is Chair of Nursing at Dominican University of California. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner and has been involved in international nursing experiences since 1995 in Ghana, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Uganda. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and has been actively involved with the national organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty and the International Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Nursing Network.
International nursing supports the nursing stateside because of the ability for participants to further develop their cultural responsivity and competence; fluency in working with interpreters; and the ability to establish effective cross discipline collaboration and to negotiate political and religious barriers. The work that has been done in Uganda since 2007 has impacted the community of Mbarara while striving to maintain the cultural traditions and the autonomy of the people with whom we have worked. The research done by Dr. Hunter is specific to finding how to address the environmental and resource causes of preventable health problems and the unfortunate health consequences that occur while trying to value the beliefs and practices of that community; as well as coming to terms with the what can and cannot be done to make a difference in the lives and well being of people in a destitute country. Along with malnutrition, chronic anemia, severe malaria, severe infections, and developmental delays, Dr. Hunter's team have uncovered heavy metal contamination (specifically arsenic) in all the water sources. Such water contamination can also be found in the Central and Imperial Valley of California. Future involvement in Uganda and other East African countries will be assessing the water supplies and the resultant health of the people exposed to arsenic and other heavy metals so a culturally appropriate intervention can be developed.
We hope you will join us for this evening of enlightening conversation and networking! See you on the 14th!
Is there a cost to attend and how can I pay?
A meeting fee of $35 is payable at the door in cash or check. This fee covers a buffet-style dinner, refreshments including wine, one Continuing Education Unit, and 3 hrs of validated parking.
Can I still attend if I forgot to RSVP?
Of course! We appreciate RSVPs, as it allows us to plan ahead for seating and food, but we welcome anyone to show up even without advance notice.
Do I have to be a member of the SF/Marin ACNL Chapter or the statewide ACNL organization to attend a meeting?
Although we encourage all attendees to join as a member, you may attend up to two meetings before being asked to join the SF/Marin ACNL Chapter. Statewide ACNL membership, also strongly encouraged, is not required to be an SF/Marin ACNL Chapter member.
How do I join as a member of the SF/Marin ACNL Chapter or the statewide ACNL organization?
Please see our Treasurer, Jennifer Hershon, at a monthly chapter meeting to join the SF/Marin ACNL Chapter for a fee of $50 for a 12-month membership. For statewide ACNL membership, please visit www.acnl.org for online membership registration. (Follow this link for membership prices: https://m360.acnl.org/frontend/portal/SignupOptions.aspx)
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Three hours of validated parking is provided with the meeting fee. This parking is offered at City Park Garage, 1234 Pine Street (between Leavenworth and Hyde streets). Please disregard the "Parking Garage is Full" sign and utilize this convenient parking garage. Alternatively, street parking is available. For public transit, the hospital is 0.9 miles from the Powell BART station or 0.8 miles from the Civic Center BART station.
Do I have to bring a printed ticket?