Ann Sloat, PhD, MA, MSN, RN
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 405
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-2095, Fax: 808-956-5296
BS, California State University 1963; MS, UCLA 1967; MA, University of Hawaii, 1988; PhD, University of Hawaii, 1998.
Clinical Area of Focus: maternal-child, anthropology
My background is in child health, specifically the way children’s experience, cognitive and social development intersects with how they think about and respond to illness and loss. I have, along the way however, branched out into other areas of interest such as feminist and critical theory, the importance of understanding how nurses think, the process of legitimizing knowledge and the experience of women as providers and recipients of health care in our society. As a medical anthropologist, I view science and especially our health care system within a cultural and historical framework and I approach the development of nursing knowledge in the same way. I am also very interested in how we transmit our knowledge and educate new nurses. In other areas of my life, I am passionate about the environment (especially about protecting our national forests from logging), sustainability, and have never lost my fascination with the way children think and put their thoughts together.
Teaching Topics: Currently, I am teaching our advanced nursing science course in the doctoral program. When I can, I love to teach a multidisciplinary seminar in women's health issues. Other areas of teaching interest are in leadership, community health, disciplinary knowledge/ nursing theory, and global or multicultural nursing and health.