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  • Nurses take the lead: Creating gender responsive global health 

    Fokeladeh, Hoi Shan; Kennedy, Annette; Madigan, Elizabeth A.; Montalvo, Wanda; Sibanda, Bongi Cristabel; Sironi, Cecilia (International Council of NursesSigma Theta Tau International, 2020-03-17)
    90% of nurses and midwives are women. Gender bias has led to underinvestment in nursing and the full potential of nurses not being used. Nurses experience high rates of violence and abuse and during the COVID-19 pandemic ...
  • Empowering early career nurses as decision makers and leaders 

    Madigan, Elizabeth A.; Mousa, Dania Itani; Nyika, Munashe Livion; Stilwell, Barbara (Nursing NowSigma Theta Tau International, 2021-03-17)
    Nurses continue to be at the forefront delivery of care for the world’s population, representing more than half the world’s workforce yet holding only 25% of senior management positions. Preparation of early career nurses ...
  • You, the United Nations, and the sustainable development goals: How Sigma nurses can influence global healthcare 

    Al-Itani, Dania; Branden, Pennie J. Sessler; Clary-Muronda, Valerie Ann; Fitzgerald, Dawn; Hawkins, Janice E.; Shimek, Aric (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-10)
    Now more than ever it is apparent that nurses are natural healthcare leaders and a fundamental link in using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to improve health and decrease disparities. Join our ...
  • Maternal-child health crisis: Building the leadership framework for effective global interventions 

    Tigges, Beth Baldwin; Li, Chun-Mei; Harrison, Shanda Tichelle
    According to the World Health Organization, approximately 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth every day, 99% occurring in developing countries. Because quality care can save the lives ...
  • Precursors to Violence: Identifying, De-escalating, and Reducing Women’s Risks 

    Dzurec, Laura Cox; Clancy, Cheri; Campbell, Jacquelyn C.
    Sigma Theta Tau International selected the Review Theme in which one of the agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session state the Commission on the Status of Women strongly condemns all forms of violence against all women ...
  • Women as Subjects, Consumers, and Thought Leaders of Media 

    Vlasich, Cynthia; Adams, Julie J.; Colborne, Marnie L.; Hamza, Aden; Mason, Diana J. (2018-05-09)
    Parallel event presentation from the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women that took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York, NY, United States from 12 to 23 March 2018. This presentation references Sigma's ...
  • Crafting a Personal Legacy 

    Huston, Carol J. (2017-11-29)
    Institute of Global Healthcare Leadership, Emerging Global Health Leaders Institute
  • Case Study - Pigs for Peace 

    Glass, Nancy E. (2017-11-29)
    Institute of Global Healthcare Leadership, Emerging Global Health Leaders Institute
  • Influence and Implementation 

    Sherwood, Gwen D. (2017-11-29)
    Institute of Global Healthcare Leadership, Emerging Global Health Leaders Institute
  • Case Study - Perspectives from Africa 

    Ousman, Kevin B. (2017-11-29)
    Institute of Global Healthcare Leadership, Emerging Global Health Leaders Institute
  • Global Leadership: What are the Unique Challenges 

    Huston, Carol J. (2017-11-29)
    Institute of Global Healthcare Leadership, Emerging Global Health Leaders Institute
  • Global Ethics and Ethical Considerations 

    Harrison, Andrea (2017-11-29)
    Institute of Global Healthcare Leadership, Emerging Global Health Leaders Institute
  • Global Health Networks 

    Shiffman, Jeremy (2017-11-28)
    Presentation from Institute of Global Healthcare Leadership, Emerging Global Health Leaders Institute This presentation speaks to the four challenges that global health networks face: Governance, Problem Definition, ...
  • What is Global Health, Why is it Important, How do we Measure It? 

    Martin, Keith (2017-11-28)
    This presentation was given at the 2017 Emerging Global Health Leaders Institute Hosted by Sigma Theta Tau International's Institute for Global Healthcare Leadership. Dr. Martin is the executive director of the Consortium ...
  • A Glimpse Into the United Nations 

    Vlasich, Cynthia (2017-10-23)
    This presentation discusses the structure, purpose, membership, and objectives of the United Nations and why STTI became a member. It also discusses how the United Nations can help STTI achieve its mission and goals.
  • GAPFON Report: Implementation Planning to Solidify the Framework of the Future 

    Hill, Martha N.; Tigges, Beth Baldwin; Catrambone, Cathy D.; Klopper, Hester C.; Vlasich, Cynthia; Darling, Christine M. (2017-10-09)
    This session highlights the global results of GAPFON as noted in the report and will detail the process for implementation planning along with a targeted framework to move the identified strategies into action plans with ...
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Global Initiatives 

    Vlasich, Cynthia (2017-07-26)
    The Global Initiatives department focuses on five key strategies: Global Expansion; the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing; Relationship Building; Member Engagement and Member Growth. This session will include ...
  • The United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals 

    Vlasich, Cynthia (2017-07-26)
    The purpose of this presentation is to inform participants of the progress made in developing Sigma Theta Tau International's relationship with the United Nations to enhance the organization’s global reach, impact and ...
  • Global Health for the Young Professional: How to Align Your Work With Global Initiatives 

    Horrell, Lindsey N.; Darling, Christine M.; Vlasich, Cynthia (2017-07-10)
    This presentation outlines a variety of initiatives that provide young professionals of all disciplines the opportunity to become involved in nursing and midwifery’s global health agenda. Presenters will provide a thorough ...
  • GAPFON: Outcomes Report and Next Steps 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2017-06-27)
    About GAPFON: The Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing (GAPFON) was convened by The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) to establish a voice and a vision for the future of nursing that ...

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