Marilyn A. Ray, RN, PhD, CTN-A, Emeritus Professor at Florida Atlantic University presented.
2013 Crawford Lecture Topic
Dr. Ray presented a view of culture as dynamic, complex, and relational, focusing on the meaning of community with healthcare systems. She challenged the audience with a perspective on transcultural caring and communitarian ethical choice-making as a way to value humans in an authentic relationship to God, self, other, and the environment.
Marilyn A. Ray, RN, BSN,MSN, MA,PhD, CTN-A, is Professor Emeritus at Florida Atlantic University, Christine E. Lynne College of Nursing. She is an internationally known scholar and teacher, publishing widely in the areas of transcultural care and caring in complex organizations. Dr. Ray has held faculty positions in several US and Canadian Universities, including the University of San Francisco! She also served for 30 years as a US Air Force Reserve and retired as a Colonel. Dr. Ray is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology and certified as a transcultural nursing scholar (CTN-A). Ray's books include, A study of caring within an institutional culture: The discovery of the Bureaucratic Caring; Transcultural caring dynamics in nursing and health care; and with her colleagues, Davidson and Turkel, Nursing, caring, and complexity science: For human-environment well being.
The Crawford Lecture is presented by the University of San Francisco School of Nursing in collaboration with the USF Alumni Association and the Beta Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
The Crawford Lecture was endowed in the memory of Geraldine Crawford to provide education for the community.