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Program and opening remarks from the Society of Rogerian Scholars: 2013 Annual Conference: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the SRS: Rhythms of life: the Symphony of Rogers' Science of Unitary Human Beings.

William & Anita Newman Conference Center

Baruch College/CUNY

151 E. 25th Street, New York, NY

October 9-11, 2013

Hosted by the City University of New York

The Society of Rogerian Scholars extends appreciation to the City University of New York and the University Dean for Health and Human Services for support to host this conference.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

2:30-3:15 PM Registration Opens

3:15-3:30 PM Welcome, Overview, & Remembrances

Arlene T. Farren, RN; PhD; AOCN, CTN-A

President, Society of Rogerian Scholars

At the opening of the conference celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Society of Rogerian Scholars (SRS) a brief reflection of appreciation and remembrance of the SRS Founder, Martha E. Rogers, along with members, friends and supporters was presented by the SRS President. Some of the pictures and comments from the opening are shared with you here. I would like to acknowledge that the photographs used were those contributed by John Phillips (most of the individual photos) and Howard Butcher (the Genius photo). Mary Ann Hanley was also acknowledged for sharing the anonymous poem.


Martha E. Rogers, SRS Founder 1914-1994

Head, Division of Nursing, New York University, 1954-1975


Joan Hoexter, Member, Friend Supporter


Polly Scilken, Member, Friend, & Supporter


Erline P. McGriff

Member, Friend, & Supporter, Former Nursing Division Head at New York University,


Barbara Latham, Member, Friend, & Supporter


Shelia Cheema, Visions founding Co-Editor, Member, Friend, & Supporter


Dr. Joanne King Griffin, Member, Conference Planner, Dialog Facilitator, Friend & Supporter


Fran Biley

Past SRS President, Dialog Facilitator, Member, Artist, Friend, & Supporter


There are others for whom we have no pictures at this time; we remember them as well:

Cheryl McGaffic, Susan Leddy, and Alice Davidson.

We remembered those whose passing may not have been revealed to us. All shared a moment of silence in appreciation and warm remembrance for our dear friends and colleagues.

An Anonymous Poem shared by Mary Ann Hanley was read:
   And if I go,
   While you're still here
   Know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure--Behind
   a veil you cannot see through.
   You will not see me,
   So you must have faith.
   I wait for the time when we can soar
   Together again Both
   aware of each other.
   Until then,
   Live our life to its fullest and when you need me,
   Just whisper my name in your heart.....
   I will be there


Remembering those who travel with us along our journey is a wonderful way to begin a celebration of the Anniversary of our organization--one that has as its mission the advancement of nursing science with a focus on the SUHB through education, research, practice, and theory development. That is precisely what we began yesterday at the Martha E. Rogers Scholars Fund Lecture and will engage in for our brief time together. Thank you for your continued support of the SRS. That concluded Dr. Farren's remarks of the opening of the 2013 Conference of the SRS celebrating its 25th Anniversary.

3:30-5:30 PM Martha E. Rogers Scholars Fund Lectureship Founders' Panel

Elizabeth A. M. Barrett, RN; PhD; LMHC, FAAN, SRS Co-founder Private Practice, NY, NY

Violet Malinski, RN; PhD, SRS Co-founder College of New Rochelle, NY

John R. Phillips, RN; PhD, SRS Co-founder Retired Professor, New York University, NY

Approaches to Teaching, Rogerian Nursing Practice, and Theoretical Conceptualizations in Rogerian Nursing Science

Note: The Martha E. Rogers Scholars Fund Lecture was videotaped. Regrettably, only a portion of the session was adequately captured and file errors occurred. Technical assistance is being sought to determine if the captured video can be saved.

5:30 PM

Welcome Reception Honoring our Founders & Past Presidents Faculty Lounge

Thursday, October 10, 2013

8:30 AM Registration/Light Breakfast/Sign In

8:30 AM Poster Presentations

* Kristi Osborne, BSN & Lynn Carter, BSN; Graduate Students, Lincoln Memorial University, Knoxville, TN

Music Therapy-A Patterning Activity for Agitation in Alzheimer's

* E. D. Paljevic, RN; EdD; CPNP, Pace University, New York, NY The Lived Experiences of Families that have attended a Cardiogenetics Clinic

* G. Ramos BSN Nursing Student & P. Waters, RN; PhD, University of St. Thomas

Forming a Theoretical Lens: An Undergraduate Student's Journey to Resonance with Martha Rogers

* K. B. Rickard, RN; MSN; FNP-C, Northern Arizona State University

Disseminating Value of Chakras for Healing

Note: our Poster Presenters represented a wonderful geographic cross section of the country and topical diversity ranging from personal experiences, family field research, a health patterning modality--Music Therapy and informational poster about Chakras. Much dialog took place with the presenters throughout the conference.

9:15-9:30 AM Welcome, Overview, & Opening Remarks

Mary O'Donnell, RN; PhD

On Behalf of CUNY Nursing Discipline Council & Host Dean, University Dean for Health and Human Services, Dr. William Ebenstein

Arlene T. Farren, RN; PhD; AOCN, CTN-A, President, Society of Rogerian Scholars

9:30-10:30 AM Keynote Address

Martha E. Rogers: Nursing's Einstein

Pamela Reed, RN; PhD; FAAN Professor, University of Arizona, College of Nursing, Tucson, AZ

11:00-12:00 PM Podium Session--1

Theoretical Rhythms

A Rogerian-based Situation Specific Theory of Men's Healing from Childhood Maltreatment

Danny Willis (1), RN; DNS; PMHCNS-BC

Susan DeSanto-Madeya (2), RN; PhD; CNS; &

Jacqueline Fawcett (3), RN; PhD, ScD (hon); FAAN

(1) & (2): Boston College, Connell School of Nursing; (3): Professor & Chair of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Evolution of the Theory of Compassion Energy from Rogers' Science of Unitary Human Beings

Dorothy J. Dunn, RN; PhD; RNP; FNP-BC, AHN-BC Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

12:00-12:30 PM Podium Session--2

Educational Rhythms

Rogerian Swirl: The Accelerating Evolution of Higher Education

Nancey E. M. France (1), RN; PhD & Marlaine C. Smith (2), RN; PhD; AHN-BC; FAAN

(1) & (2): Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University

(2): Dean and Helen K. Persson Eminent Scholar


1:30-3:00 PM Concurrent Session A

A1: Research and Rhythms of Life

The Experience of Living with HIV Disease: A Phenomenological Study of a Group of Older Black/African American Women

Judith Borga, RN; PhD Molloy College, Garden City, NY

The Living Experiences of Suffering in Later Life

Steven L. Baumann, RN; PhD Hunter College & CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

Patterns of Smokeless Tobacco Use in Rural Women: Their Own Stories

Brenda Talley (1), RN; PhD; NEA-BC, Allison Rushing (2), RN; PhD; & R. Gee (2), RN; PhD

(1): University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; (2). Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA


A2: Holistic Nursing Practices and Rhythms of Life

Science of Unitary Human Beings: Foundation for Unitary-Transformative Paradigm of Nursing and Holistic Nursing Practice

Phyllis Waters, RN; PhD

Harris Health System, Director Nursing Practice & University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX

The Unfolding Pattern of Unitary Science Noted by Nurses Following Ancient Healing Cosmologies to Modern Complex Dynamics of Resonance, Harmonics, Cosmic Consciousness and In-Formation

Joyce Perkins, RN; PhD, AHN-BC, RMP-T

Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, October 10, 2013 Continued

3:15 PM-4:15 PM Concurrent Session B

B1: Programs/Practices and Rhythms of Life

The Process of Developing and Evolving a Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation Program at an Elementary School

Dorothy Larkin, RN; PhD

College of New Rochelle & Private Practice, NY

Taking Care of Me Takes Care of You:

The Charles Evans Integrative Stress Management Program

Caroline Ortiz, RN; MSN, MPH, Christine Gilchrist, RN; MSN, MPH; NC-BC, & Jeanne Kenney, RN; BSN; HN-BC

Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY


B2: Exemplars and Rhythms of Life

Desire's Story: A Case Study in Power as Knowing Participation in Change

Darcel Reyes, RN; MS; NP-BC

HELP/PSI, New York & Doctoral Student, CUNY Graduate Center, NY, NY

Becoming a Rogerian Scholar: My Personal Journey

Sarah Gueldner, RN; DSN; FAAN

Garvin Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton, SON, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

4:15-4:45 PM Podium Session--3

Rhythms & Symphonies

Musical Notes as Symphony for the Rhythms of Life Sheila M. Lewis, BScN, MHSc York University, School of Nursing, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

4:45-5:00 PM Break

5:00-6:30 PM SRS General Assembly and Business Meeting All members are encouraged to attend All non-members are invited to join

Friday, October 11, 2013

9:00-9:25 AM Registration/Light Breakfast/Sign In

9:25 AM Welcome and Introductions

9:30-10:15 AM Podium Session--4

Emerging Presence of Power as Knowing Participation in Change and Professional Practice

Dorothy Jones (1), RN; EdD; FAAN & Jeanette Ives Erickson (2), RN; DNP; FAAN

(1): Boston College, Connell School of Nursing & Massachusetts General Hospital, Director of YLM Center for Nursing Research; (2): Massachusetts General Hospital, Vice President for Patient Care Services & Chief Nurse

10:15-10: 30 AM Break

10:30-11:15 AM Podium Session--5

Transforming Professional Quality of Life and Quality Caring

Vidette Todaro-Franceschi, RN; PhD; FT

Hunter College & CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

11:15-12:15 PM Podium Session--6

Martha E. Rogers: Heretic and Heroine

John R. Phillips, RN; PhD

Retired Professor, New York University & SRS Co-Founder

12:15-12:30 PM Closing & Evaluations

Arlene T. Farren, RN; PhD; AOCN, CTN-A

College of Staten Island & CUNY Graduate Center, N President, Society of Rogerian Scholars

SRS 25th Anniversary Luncheon at 1:30PM CUNY Graduate Center, 9th Floor 365 Fifth Avenue (between 35th & 36th Street), NY, NY 10016


Note: This picture was taken at the SRS 25th Anniversary Luncheon. John Phillips, Co-Founder, Ann Sullivan-Smith, SRS Member, Mary Joseph, SRS Member and doctoral student, CUNY Graduate Center, Elizabeth Barrett, Co-Founder, and Violet Malinski, Co-Founder.

Society of Rogerian Scholars

2013 Conference Planning Committee

Arlene T. Farren

Phillip Gimber

Vidette Todaro-Franceschi

Barbara Wright

2013 Officers and Board of Directors


Arlene T. Farren (2012-2014)

Vice President & Appointed Chair, Membership Committee

Pamela Reis (2011-2013)


Jacqueline Fawcett (2011-2013)


Jane Flanagan (2012-2014)


Class I (Odd Year)

Patricia Bartzak (2011-2013) patty@b

Joyel Brule (2011-2013)

Diana Morris (2011-2013)

Class II (Even Year)

Dorothy Dunn (2012-2014)

Nancy Scroggs (2012-2014)

Vidette Todaro-Franceschi (2012-2014)

Nominations Committee Chair

Michele Kramer (2012-2014)

Visions: Journal of Rogerian Nursing Science Co-Editors

Martha H. Bramlett

Howard K. Butcher Howard-butcher@uiowa. edu

SRS Martha E. Rogers Scholars Fund

President, Sarah Gueldner
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