UT Tyler

Nursing

Beth Mastel-Smith, RN, MS, PhD, FNGNA

Beth Mastel-Smith, RN, MS, PhD, FNGNA

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Nursing
Email: bmastel-smith@uttyler.edu
Phone: 713.416.5690

Degrees

  • Ph.D., 2004, Nursing, TWU
  • M.S., 1987, Health Education, Whitworth College
  • B.S., 1981, Nursing, Eastern Washington University

Biography

Interests:

Health promotion for older adults and caregivers, transcultural nursing


Courses Taught at TWU:

Nurs 3604: Therapeutic Techniques

Nurs 3612: Introduction to Research

Nurs 4605: Nursing The Family With Chronic Health Problems

Nurs 4612: Promoting Wellness in the Aging Family

Nurs 4614: The Nursing Experience with Communities (clinical)

Nurs 5963: Professional Project

Nurs 6043: Power, Policy and Politics

Nurs 6203: Older Women’s Issues: 50+

Nurs 6913: Advanced Concepts in Research Design-Theoretical Framework Connection


Courses Taught at The University of Texas at Tyler:

Nurs 5356: Health Promotion

Nurs 6350: Transcultural Nursing Research

Nurs 6342: Scholarship in Nursing

Nurs 6333: Qualitative Research

Nurs 6382: Transcultural Health and Humanities:  Taiwan Immersion

Univ 5368: Global Studies of Human Body, Mind, and Nature:  China Immersion


Recent publications:

Mastel-Smith, B., & Yarbrough, S. (2016). A Reflexive Exercise to Promote Cultural Humility Among Doctoral Nursing Students. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 7(5). Retrieved from http://www.sciedupress.com/journal/index.php/jnep/article/view/10321/6587
 
Lin, C.-N., & Mastel-Smith, B. (2016). Cultural competence in Taiwan health care and society: Rationale for and state of the science. Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare, 6(1). Retrieved from http://www.ojccnh.org/pdf/v6n1a9.pdf doi: 10.9730/ojccnh.org/v6nIa9

Mastel-Smith, B. (2016). Transcultural Health & Humanities: Taiwan Immersion. Tzu Chi Medical & Nursing Care, 20, 95-97.

Mastel-Smith, B., Nash, T., & Caruso, K. (2016). Addressing future demands: Development of an online gerontological nursing course. Geriatric Nursing, 37(5), 404-407. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2016.08.007
 
Kimzey, M., Mastel-Smith, B., & Alfred, D. (2016). The impact of educational experiences on nursing students' knowledge and attitudes toward people with Alzheimer's disease: A mixed method study.  Nurse Education Today, 46, 57-63. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2016.08.031
 
McNeill, C. C., Alfred, D., Mastel-Smith, B., Fountain, R., & MacClements, J. (2016). Changes in self-reported household preparedness levels among a rural population after exposure to emergency preparedness campaign materials. Homeland Security & Emergency Management, 13(1), 113-135. doi: 10.1515/jhsem-2014-0096
 
Vardaman, S., & Mastel-Smith, B.  (2016). The transitions in international nursing students. Teaching and Learning in Nursing. doi: 10.1016/j.teln.2015.12.2008
 
Lin, C.-N., & Mastel-Smith, B., Alfred, D. & Lin, Y.-H. (2015). Cultural Competence and Related Factors among Taiwanese Nurses. Journal of Nursing Research, 23(4), 252-261.

Mastel-Smith, B., Post, J., & Lake, P. (2015). Online teaching: “are you there, and do you care?” Journal of Nursing Education, 54(3), 145-151. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20150218-18

Rivard, M., & Mastel-Smith, B. (2014).  The Lived Experience of Fathers Whose Children are Diagnosed with a Genetic Disorder, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 43(1), 38-49. Doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12268

Thompson, S., & Mastel-Smith, B. Duke, G., Haas, B., Vardaman, S., & Yarbrough, S. (2014). Military nurses caring for the enemy. International Journal for Human Caring, 18(2), 61-70.

Thompson, S., & Mastel-Smith, B. (2012). Caring as a Standard of Nursing When Deployed Military Nurses Provide Services to Enemy Insurgents. International Journal for Human Caring,16(4), 22-26.

Brandburg, G., Symes, L., Mastel-Smith, B., Hersch, G., & Walsh, T. (2012). Resident strategies for making a life in a nursing home: A qualitative study. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.06075.x

Stanley-Hermanns, M., & Mastel-Smith, B. (2012). Caregiving: A concept analysis. The Qualitative Report, 17, 1-18.

Mastel-Smith, B., & Stanley-Hermanns, M. (2012). “It’s like we’re grasping at anything.” Caregivers education needs and preferred learning methods. Qualitative Health Research, 22(7), 1007-1015. doi: 10.1177/1049732312443739

Clark, L., Calvillo, E., de la Cruz, F., Fongwa, M., Kools, S., Lowe, J., & Mastel-Smith, B. (2011). Cultural competencies for graduate nursing education. Journal of Professional Nursing, 27(3), 133-139.

Hutchinson, S., Hersch, G., Davidson, H. A., Chu, A. Y-M, & Mastel-Smith, B. (2011). Voices of elders: Culture and person factors of residents admitted to long-term care. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 22(4), 297-404.

Mastel-Smith, B., Binder, B., Hersch, G., Davidson, H. A., & Walsh, T. (2011). Storytelling by community-dwelling older adults. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 4(2), 117-126. Doi: 10.3928/19404921-20100702-02.

Wiggs, C. M., Young, A., Mastel-Smith, B., & Mancuso, P. (2011). Rediscovering. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 37,(1), 20-27. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20100504-04.

Chu, A., & Mastel-Smith, B. (2010). The outcomes of anxiety, confidence, and self-efficacy with internet health information retrieval in older adults. A pilot study. Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN, 28(4), 222-228.

Lin, C.-N., & Mastel-Smith, B. (2013). Cultural Competence and Related Factors among Taiwanese Nurses. Manuscript submitted for publication.
 
Lin, C.-N., & Mastel-Smith, B. (2013). Cultural competence in Taiwan health care and society: Rationale for and state of the science. Manuscript submitted for publication.
 
Rivard, M., & Mastel-Smith, B. (in press).  The Lived Experience of Fathers Whose Children are Diagnosed with a Genetic Disorder. JOGNN.
 
Thompson, S., & Mastel-Smith, B. Duke, G., Haas, B., Vardaman, S., & Yarbrough, S. (in press). Military nurses caring for the enemy. International Journal for Human Caring.
 
Thompson, S., & Mastel-Smith, B. (2012). Caring as a Standard of Nursing When Deployed Military Nurses Provide Services to Enemy Insurgents. International Journal for Human Caring, 16(4), 22-26.


Recent presentations:

Mastel-Smith, B. & Miller, T. “In this group, I’m not different”. Poster Presentation. National Gerontological Nursing Association Convention, San Antonio, TX, October 2, 2014.

Mastel-Smith, B., & Stanley-Hermanns, M. Caregiving: A Concept Analysis. Poster Presentation. National Gerontological Nursing Association Convention, Clearwater, Florida, October 3, 2013.

Mastel-Smith, B., & Stanley-Hermanns, M. “It’s like we’re grasping at anything”. Online poster competition.  Sigma Theta Tau International Iota Nu Chapter, The University of Texas at Tyler, April 19, 2013​

Mastel-Smith, B. (2012).  Palliative care, concept and practices:  Lessons learned from the U. S.  Workshop delivered to hospital providers at Hasan Sadikin Hospital, Bandung, Indonesia.

Mastel-Smith, B. (2012).  The role of the palliative care / hospice nurse.  Workshop delivered to graduate nursing students and nurses. Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Indonesia.

Mastel-Smith, B.& Chandra, L. (2012).  Developing a community-based palliative care program.  Identifikasi Kebutuhan dan Strategi Pengembangan Palliative Care sebagai Salah Satu Bentuk Pelayanan Kesehatan yang berbasis Interdisiplin di Propinsi Jawa Barat. (Needs Identification and Development of Palliative Care Strategy as One Form of Interdisciplinary Health Services based in West Java).  National Symposium and Workshop.  Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Indonesia.

Mastel-Smith, B. (2012).  Palliative care, concept and practices:  Lessons learned from the U. S.   Identifikasi Kebutuhan dan Strategi Pengembangan Palliative Care sebagai Salah Satu Bentuk Pelayanan Kesehatan yang berbasis Interdisiplin di Propinsi Jawa Barat. (Needs Identification and Development of Palliative Care Strategy as One Form of Interdisciplinary Health Services based in West Java).  National Symposium and Workshop.  Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Indonesia.

Mastel-Smith, B. (2012).  Palliative care, concept and practices:  Lessons learned from the U. S.  Workshop delivered to nursing faculty at Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Mastel-Smith, B. (2011). “It’s like we’re grasping at anything.” Caregivers educational needs and preferred methods of learning”. Sigma Theta Tau Beta Alpha Chapter meeting. Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX.

Mastel-Smith, B. (2011). “It’s like we’re grasping at anything.” Caregivers educational needs and preferred methods of learning”. National Gerontological Nursing Association Annual Conference.  Louisville, KY.

Hutchinson, S., Hersch, G., Davidson, H, Mastel-Smith, B., & Chu, A. (2011). Voices of elders. Poster session presented at the 15th Annual Parry Distinguished Lectureship, Houston, TX.                                                           

Dela Cruz, F. A., Fongwa, M., & Mastel-Smith, B. (2010). Actualizing cultural competence in Masters and Doctoral Nursing Education. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society,        Atlanta, GA.

Mastel-Smith, B. & Edwards, J. (2010). Cultural Competency; The Nurse’s Role in Health Promotion of Older Adults;Trends and Issues in Nursing Research. Workshops presented at the meeting Toward Global Standard on Education of Professional Nursing, Fakultas Keperawatan Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia.

Mastel-Smith, B., & Stanley-Hermanns, M. Caregiving: A Concept Analysis. Poster Presentation. National Gerontological Nursing Association Convention, Clearwater, Florida, October 3, 2013.
 
Mastel-Smith, B., & Stanley-Hermanns, M. "It's like we're grasping at anything". Online poster competition.  Sigma Theta Tau International Iota Nu Chapter, The University of Texas at Tyler, April 19, 2013.

Professional Presentations Refereed:

Mastel-Smith, B. (2017).  A reflexive exercise to promote cultural humility among doctoral students. Cultural Inclusion Institute. Panel Presentation. The University of Texas at San Antonio School of Nursing. San Antonio, TX.

Mastel-Smith, B. (2015). Falling between the cracks: Rural caregiver perceptions. National Gerontological Nursing Association Convention. Concurrent Session, Indianapolis, Indiana.  

Professional Presentations Invited:

Mastel-Smith, B., Wexler, S., Ennen, K., & Enderlin, C. Re-visioning NGNA’s Resarcn & Education Committee. Presentation. National Gerontological Association Annual Conference, October 23, 2016, Indianapolis, IN.

Mastel-Smith, B. Culture’s Influence on Health. Presentation, REACH 25, October 5, 2016, Longview, TX.

Mastel-Smith. Impact of Ethnic Minorities Culture on Health.  Presentation, 2016 World Minority Ethnic Group Cultural Heritage Education and Innovative Teaching Conference, May 6-9, 2016, Hualien, Taiwan.

Mastel-Smith, B., & Gray-Vickrey, P. (2015).  Research design. National Gerontological Nursing Association Convention. Symposia Presentation, Indianapolis, Indiana.  

Mastel-Smith, B. (2014). Transcultural Care, REACH for the STARS, Longview, TX. (Unable to deliver due to illness).

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