Diversity __ Why Does It Matter?
Presented By:Angela Amar, PhD, RN, FAAN
Angela Amar, PhD, RN, FAAN
Angela Amar is an associate professor and assistant dean for BSN Education in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. She conducts research on traumatic experiences, especially violence, mental health responses to trauma, and aspects of forensics nursing. She has conducted funded research and published data-based papers on dating violence and sexual assault and is active in university service related to violence and diversity. Amar is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and co-chair of their Expert Panel on Violence and a distinguished fellow with the International Association of Forensic Nurses. She is on the Committee on the Biological and Psychosocial Effects of Peer Victimization: Lessons for Bullying Prevention, Institute of Medicine, and National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program, a Public Voices fellow with the Op-Ed project, and an associate editor for the Journal of Forensic Nursing. Amar is an Executive Nurse Fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Describe the influence of demographic changes and discuss strategies to navigate intercultural interactions to better meet the needs of patients, coworkers, and organizations.
1. Describe the demographic changes occurring in the United States.
2. Examine the ways diversity is related to health, educational, and organizational outcomes.
3. Identify strategies to navigate intercultural interactions to better meet the needs of patients, coworkers, and organizations.