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June 15, 2001 -- No. 297

Nursing faculty representing Canada, Sweden, U.S., Northern Ireland to discuss illness of children and women

Open forum

3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday (June 18)

Redbud Room, William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nursing faculty from the University of Toronto (Canada), the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland), Lund University (Sweden) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will discuss health research related to women and children in each of their respective countries.

Dr. Linda Cronenwett, dean of the UNC School of Nursing, will moderate the forum, which will allow 20 minutes for each university’s presentation. The free event, hosted by the UNC School of Nursing, is open to nursing faculty, nursing alumni and invited guests. A reception will follow.

Research interests of the participating faculty that might be of interest to reporters include:

University of Toronto: Treatment challenges for women diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and feminist perspectives on nursing ethics and ethical issues in home care.

University of Ulster: Families and children with learning disabilities, care of families bereaved by suicide, compassion fatigue in professionals as a result of the Omagh bombing and the public health nurse’s role in the prevention of domestic violence.

Lund University: Reproductive and perinatal care and women’s involvement in planning their individual care.

UNC: Reversing depression in primary care settings and symptoms of depression in young women; violence, substance abuse and HIV risk in incarcerated women; pregnancy during imprisonment; developmental problems in premature children; interaction between mothers and medically fragile infants; HIV self-care management in black mothers; parenting the premature child; and depression in mothers with HIV.

The open forum is part of the first Annual International Doctoral Symposium (June 17-22), a collaborative effort among the four schools of nursing to share information and research strategies.

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Note: For a complete schedule of presentations or to schedule an interview with individual faculty members, contact Lisa Mincey Ware at (919) 966-1412.

School of Nursing contact: Lisa Mincey Ware at (919) 966-1412