Rose E. Constantino, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, FACFE, is Associate Professor and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Department of Health and Community Systems. She teaches Forensic Nursing based on the content of a book she co-authored “Forensic Nursing: Evidence-based Principles and Practice” published by F. A. Davis in 2013. Her pro bono family law practice representing clients in court is founded on her research on the consequences of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) on the health, safety and well-being of women, men and children worldwide. Her current research is in evaluating the effectiveness of Online and Mobile delivery of health interventions to survivors of IPV as a disruptive innovation (HELPP Zone app) in building healthy relationships and preventing intimate partner violence. She is a 2016 Fulbright Scholar, 2016 Sigma Theta Tau International GNLA Mentor and 2016 ANA Jessie M. Scott awardee.
The purpose of this presentation is to inform the audience of the steps in transforming global healthcare, nursing education, research and practice through global paradigm shift. Education is an equalizer globally; however, for the 21st century, the Internet, mobile and wearable technology is outpacing education as the global equalizer toward health and wellbeing. Nursing and nurses all over the world need to lead in interprofessional collaboration to harness the Internet, mobile and wearable technology as the greatest global equalizer for health, healthcare and healthcare systems in the 21st century. Technology can improve wellbeing, assist adherence to self-care and has the potential to cut the costs of health care in assessing and providing evidence-based interventions. It describes the elements of current health, healthcare providers and healthcare systems needing a paradigm shift. It provides an overview of the process of transforming personal, interprofessional, organizational and systems paradigm shifts in thinking, feeling and behaving; from treating or curing diseases to elevating health levels so the disease could not exist. The challenge to healthcare providers and healthcare systems is to be collaborative, agile, resilient, and ethical (CARE) the basic attributes of GPS.