Miriam Cameron, PhD, MS, MA, RN

Graduate Faculty, Lead Faculty, Yoga and Tibetan Medicine Focus Area, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)

Miriam Cameron

Contact Info

camer008@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-9459

Fax 763-546-0644

Office Address:
Mayo C592

Mailing Address:
Mayo C592, MMC 505
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Graduate Faculty, Lead Faculty, Yoga and Tibetan Medicine Focus Area, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)


Ph.D. in nursing and philosophy/bioethics, University of Minnesota

M.S. in nursing, University of Minnesota

M.A. in philosophy/bioethics, University of Minnesota

B.S. in nursing, University of Minnesota

Summary

Miriam E. Cameron, PhD, MS, MA, RN, is Graduate Faculty, as well as Lead Faculty of the Yoga and Tibetan Medicine Focus Area, at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality & Healing:

Dr. Cameron earned her B.S. and M.S. in Nursing, M.A. in Philosophy/Bioethics, and Ph.D. in Nursing and Philosophy/Bioethics at the University of Minnesota. While doing this study, she worked as a staff nurse, head nurse, nursing instructor, and nursing supervisor. She did postdoctoral study in Nursing and Cross-Cultural Ethics at the University of Minnesota, Georgetown University, the University of Illinois-Chicago, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Midwest Bioethics Center.

The National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health funded Dr. Cameron's doctoral and postdoctoral cross-cultural ethics research studies in the U.S., South Korea, and India. She has served as PI, Co-Investigator, or Consultant for 10 funded research studies, four of which resulted in the “Caring and Justice Ethical Decision-Making Model” and the “Value, Be, Do Ethical Decision-Making Model,” which are used widely. Her research team developed, tested, refined, and published the “Constitutional Self-Assessment Tool” (CSAT) and “Lifestyle Guidelines Tool” (LGT) based on Tibetan Medicine.” 

Since 2003, Dr. Cameron has developed and taught 15 graduate courses about Tibetan Medicine and Yoga, including two courses in India, and about 60 students’ independent studies. She has served as advisor for numerous graduate students.

Dr. Cameron has published three books. His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote the foreword for her book, Karma and Happiness: A Tibetan Odyssey in Ethics, Spirituality and Healing (postdoctoral study) Dr. Edmund D. Pellegrino wrote the foreword for her book, Living with AIDS: Experiencing Ethical Problems (PhD dissertation research). Her other publications include more than 50 articles, seven book chapters, three monographs, and three Internet publications, including information about Tibetan Medicine. She has collaborated with colleagues in the U.S.A., India, Tibet, China, Nepal, and South Korea to teach, conduct and publish research, and engage in other scholarly projects.

In 2010, Dr. Cameron created the Tibetan Healing Initiative, now called the Yoga and Tibetan Medicine Focus Area (YTM). Under her leadership, YTM faculty conduct research, teach graduate courses and an undergraduate Hatha Yoga Teachers’ Education Program (RYS 200), hold conferences and workshops, give presentations, and do other scholarly work in collaboration with Tibetan Medicine Doctors.

Expertise

Tibetan Medicine, Yoga Therapy, Cross-Cultural Ethics

Awards & Recognition

PI, Co-PI, or Consultant for 10 funded research projects, including NIH funding for her PhD dissertation research and postdoctoral research at the University of Minnesota.

Author of over 50 articles and columns, three monographs, nine book chapters, three Internet publications, and three books:

1.Karma and Happiness: A Tibetan Odyssey in Ethics, Spirituality and Healing (postdoctoral study) (2001, 2002). His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote the foreword: Rowman & Littlefield: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781577491057.

2.Living with AIDS: Experiencing Ethical Problems (PhD dissertation research) (1993). Edmund D. Pellegrino, M.D., wrote the foreword. Sage Publications, Inc.

3.Hello, I’m God, and I’m Here to Help You (1980). Warner Books.

Invited scholarly presentations and collaborations in the U.S., India, South Korea, Vietnam, Tibet, Nepal, and China.

Numerous educational scholarships, grants, and fellowships.

University of Minnesota School of Nursing’s 100 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Semifinalist for University of Minnesota Board of Regents.

President's Student Leadership and Service Award.

Board member, award recipient, and task force member for various organizations. 

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Tibetan Medicine; Yoga; the relationship between cross cultural ethics, spirituality, and healing; the experience of ethical problems.

Publications

Cameron, M.E. (2014). Integrative Nursing: Yoga and Research. The Research Institute of Nursing Science, College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Seoul, S. Korea.

Cameron, M.E. (2014). Wellness & Integrative Nursing: Practice & Research (pp. 3-29). In The 10th International Conference, Wellness & Integrative Nursing Care, Oct. 30, 2014. The Research Institute of Nursing Science, College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Seoul, S. Korea.

Cameron, M.E., McCall, T., Prasek, A. (2013). Yoga. Online learning module at: http://www.csh.umn.edu/free-online-learning-modules/index.htm

Cameron, M.E. (2014). Yoga (Chapter 9). In R. Lindquist, M. Snyder, & M.F. Tracy (Eds.). Complementary/Alternative Therapies in Nursing (7th Ed.)(pp. 139-152). NY: Springer.

Cameron, M.E., Namdul, T, & Swenson, K. O. (2014, April). Tibetan Medicine. University of Minnesota, Center for Spirituality and Healing, Taking Charge of Your Health and Wellbeing, Free Online Learning: http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healin...

Cameron, M.E., Torkelson, C., Haddow, S., Namdul, T., Prasek, A., & Gross, C. (2012, May/June). Tibetan Medicine and Integrative Health: Validity Testing and Refinement of the Constitutional Self-Assessment Tool and Lifestyle Guidelines Tool. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing, 8(3), 158-171.

Cameron, M.E. (2011, April 29). Tibetan Healing Initiative: A Jewish Perspective. American Jewish World, 15, 19.

Cameron, M.E. (2011). Tibetan Healing Initiative: Tibetan Medicine and Yoga in the 21st Century. Mandala, 18-19.

Cameron, M.E. (2010). Yoga. In M. Snyder & R. Lindquist (Eds.) Complementary/Alternative Therapies for Nursing (6th Ed.)(p. 123-133). NY: Springer.

Cameron, M.E. (2006). Yoga. In M. Snyder & R. Lindquist (Eds.) Complementary/Alternative Therapies for Nursing (5th Ed.) NY: Springer.

Cameron, M.E. (2006). 1st presentation: 'Nursing ethics: listening to each other.' In V. Tschudin, Cultural and historical perspectives on nursing and ethics: listening to each other - report of the conference in Taipei, Taiwan, 19 May 2005, organized by ICNE and Nursing Ethics, Nurs Ethics, 13, 304-313.

Cameron, M.E. (2004). Living with AIDS: Ethical Problems Involving Personhood. J Nurs Law, 9 (3), 45-55.

Cameron, M.E. (2004). Ethical Listening as Therapy, Journal of Professional Nursing, 20 (3), 141-142.

Cameron, M.E. (June, 2004). Traditional Tibetan Medicine Heals Our Bodies, Our Minds. Twin Cities Wellness, p. 14-15 (photos by M.E. Cameron).

Cameron, M.E. (2003). Living with AIDS: Ethical Problems Involving Death. Journal of Nursing Law, 9 (2), 29-42.

Park, H.A., Cameron, M.E., Han, S.S., Ahn, S.H., Oh, H.S., & Kim, K.U. (2003). Korean Nursing Students Ethical Problems, Ethical Decision-Making. Nursing Ethics, 10 (6), 639-654.

Cameron, M.E. (2003). Our Best Ethical and Spiritual Values. Journal of Professional Nursing, 19 (3), 117-118.

Cameron, M.E. (2003). The Right Way to Live. Journal of Professional Nursing, 19, (1), 6-7.

Cameron, M.E. (2002). Yoga. In M. Snyder & R. Lindquist (Eds.) Complementary/Alternative Therapies (4th Ed.) (81-88). NY: Springer.

Cameron, M.E. (2002). Older Persons Experience of Ethical Problems Involving Their Health." Nurs Ethics, 9 (5), 547-566.

Han, S.S., Park, H.A., Ahn, S.H., Cameron, M.E., Oh, H.S., Kim, K.U. (2001). Korean Nursing Students Experience of Ethical Problems and Use of Ethical Decision-Making Models. J of Korean Academy of Nursing, 31(5), 846-857.

Cameron, M.E., Schaffer, M., & Park, H.A. (2001). Nursing Students' Experience of Ethical Problems & Use of Ethical Decision-Making Models. Nurs Ethics, 8(5), 432-47.

Schaffer, M.A., Cameron, M.E., & Tatley, E.B. (2000). The Value, Be, Do Ethical Decision-making Model. J School Nurs, 16(5), 44-49.

Cameron, M.E., & Moch, S.E. (2000). Ethical Relationships among Nurses. J Nurs Law, 7(1), 13-20.

Cameron, M.E. (2000). Value, Be, Do: Guidelines for Resolving Ethical Conflict. J Nurs Law, 6(4), 15-24.

Cameron, M.E. (1999). Traditional Tibetan Health Care. J Nurs Law, 6(2), 33-42.

Cameron, M.E. (1999). Completing Life, Dying Triumphantly. Journal of Nursing Law, 6(1), 27-32.

Moch, S.D., Cameron, M. (1999). Processing Researcher Experience through Discussion. In S.D. Moch & M.F. Gates (Eds.), Researcher Experience in Qualitative Research (pp. 77-82). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Cameron, M.E. (1998). Clinical Sidebar, "Spirituality, Chronic Illness," D.P. O'Neill, E.K. Kenny, in Image: J Nurs Schol, 30, 275-279.

Cameron, M.E. (1997). Akrasia, AIDS, Virtue Ethics. J Nurs Law, 4(1), 21-34.

Cameron, M.E. (1997). Ethical Distress in Nursing. Journal of Professional Nursing, 13, 280.

Cameron, M.E. (1996).Virtue Ethics, Nursing, and Health Care. J Nurs Law, 3(4), 27-39.

Cameron, M.E. (1995). An Ethical Perspective: The Relationship between Toleration and Entitlement in Health Care Policy. J Nurs Law, 2(3), 55-65.

Cameron, M.E. (1994). Ethical Problems and Death. AIDS Pt. Care, 8 (5)