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NURSING   TODAY
NEWS ITEMS
NEW FACULTY JOIN SCHOOL
Eight new faces will be seen around
the School of Nursing this fall. Please
join in welcoming:
LINDA BEECHINOR, BSN (Calgary), who
joins the 2nd year team as a Sessional
Lecturer. A native of Ottawa, she has
taught in basic nursing programs in Kelowna
and Burnaby.
MARILYN DEWIS, BSN (Toronto), MEd
(Ottawa), who joins the 4th year team as
Assistant Professor. A native of Toronto,
her most recent position before her move to
UBC was Assistant Professor in the
University of Ottawa School of Nursing. Her
area of interest and expertise is
medical-surgical nursing.
VALERIE LESLIE, BSN (UBC), who joins
the 1st year team as a Sessional Lecturer.
She has had clinical experience in various
hospitals in BC.
KATHERINE McINDOE, BSN, MSN (UBC), who
joins the 2nd year team as Instructor II. A
recent graduate from the MSN program, she
has had clinical experience in psychiatry
and as a clinical instructor in a basic
program.
KATHLEEN MAIR, BSN (UBC), who joins
the 2nd year team as Sessional Lecturer.
She has had clinical experience,
particularly in cardiac care at St. Paul's
Hospital, before joining the UBC faculty.
KIM MOTUT, RN (BCIT), BA (UBC), who
will work in the obstetrical area at
Burnaby General on a part-time basis during
the fall term. A former clinical
instructor at BCIT, she has also had
clinical experience at the Burnaby General
Hospital.
CAROLE ROBINSON, BSc, BScN (Alberta),
MSN (UBC), who joins the 3rd year team as
an Instructor II. Born in Edmonton, she
recently completed her MSN in the School
and previously has had clinical and
teaching experience in Edmonton.
SALLY THORNE, BSN (UBC), MSN (UBC),
who joins the 2nd year team as Instructor
II. A British-born Canadian, she is
well-known to the School as she was a
Lecturer before entering the MSN program.
NURSE-SOCIOLOGIST CHAIRS SYMPOSIUM AT
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS
Dr. Joan Anderson organized and
chaired a two-day symposium on "The Relevance of the Social Sciences to Health
Care" at the Xlth International Congress of
Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences
held in Vancouver in August. The symposium
brought together scholars from several different parts of the world, including
Nigeria, Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe,
British Isles, United States and Canada.
Twenty-five papers were presented during the two-day period by anthropologists,
sociologists, nurse-anthropologists, nurse-
sociologists, physician-anthropologists,
nurses and physicians. The papers included
research conducted in 17 different
countries.
One of the central themes in this
international, multidisciplinary symposium
was the exploration of the tension between
the western scientific model of health care
and the traditional and popular models of
health, illness and healing. Several
papers emphasized the need to integrate
social science concepts (specifically
medical anthropology and medical sociology)
into the curriculum of health professionals
in a systematic way, so that health professionals will be able to provide culturally
acceptable, effective and economical care
School of Nursing
University of British Columbia
IRC 338, 2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1W5
Glennis Zilm, editor
Vol. 5, No. 1
September, 1983
Page 1 to clients from different socio-cultural
groups.
The symposium provided an excellent
forum for interdisciplinary discourse, and
permitted the nurse participants to interpret the role of nursing in Canada for colleagues in the social sciences and medicine
from different countries. The formal sessions, as well as the more informal
"social" occasions provided the opportunity
for exchange of ideas by scholars from different disciplines.
Several members from the School of
Nursing, UBC, participated in the symposium. Judy Lynam and Marilyn Mardiros
presented papers. Professor Lynam's paper
was on "Developing a network of support:
Strategies employed by immigrant women";
Professor Mardiros' paper was on "Parents'
explanatory models of childhood disability." Both papers were well received.
Profs. Mardiros, Maureen Murphy and Helen
Niskala were also discussants for papers
presented at the symposium.
Verna Splane gave the concluding symposium comments. She highlighted the
benefits to be derived from multi-
disciplinary, international dialogues such
as this, and the need to include scholars
from other branches of the social sciences
such as economics and political science, if
"health for all by the year 2000" is to be
realized.
DIVISION OF CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION
OFFERS VARIETY OF PROGRAMS
The Continuing Nursing Education Division of UBC's Continuing Education in the
Health Sciences has announced eight short
courses and four comprehensive career-
oriented programs for Fall-Winter 1983-84.
Courses range from Basic Cardiac and
Vascular Assessment to Application of Research to Nursing Practice. UBC School of
Nursing faculty have collaborated with
instructors and clinicians from several
community hospitals in planning or presenting most of the courses.
As well, the Division will offer a
six-week program on Nursing Assessment and
Management of Patients with Acute Neurological Disorders via the KNOWLEDGE NETWORK
on Tuesday evenings from late October
through November.
Further information on the programs
and copies of the calendar or flyers may be
obtained by telephoning the course secretary at 228-3055.
VISITOR FROM SCOTLAND
Dr. Kath Melia, Department of Nursing
Studies, University of Edinburgh, in
Vancouver to participate in the Xlth International Congress of Anthropological and
Ethnological Sciences, visited the School
at the end of August. Dr. Melia was a
research associate, then research fellow at
the University of Edinburgh before joining
the faculty there. Her focus is on critical
and interpretive methods in research. During her visit, she met with several faculty
members to learn about the programs in the
School of Nursing. She also attended an
informal luncheon with faculty to talk
about the nursing program at the University
of Edinburgh.
Dr. Melia is co-author of a recent
book, Nursing Ethics.
NANDA SEEKS CANADIAN MEMBERS
The North American Nursing Diagnosis
Association (NANDA) held its first board
meeting in Boston in late August. Eight
board members were named to chair committees and all are now seeking participation
of Canadian members.
NANDA provides a formal structure for
the development and classification of nursing diagnoses, an activity that for the
past 10 years has been carried on mainly by
an informal task force group.
Prof. Win Mills of the School is a
member of the board.
Preparation for the Sixth Nursing
Diagnosis Conference was also discussed at
the meeting. The conference will be held in
St. Louis, April 4-7, 1984, with a one-day
continuing education program offered April
3 for nurses unfamiliar with nursing
diagnosis.
If you are interested in the work of
NANDA or want further information, please
contact Win Mills at UBC 338-7483 or write
directly to:
The Clearinghouse for Classification
of Nursing Diagnosis
St. Louis University Department of
Nursing
3525 Caroline Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63104
Page 2 SHEENA DAVIDSON FUND GROWS — SLOWLY
In December, 1980, one of our much-
loved and respected School of Nursing colleagues was killed, along with her husband,
in a motor vehicle accident. The couple
left three children.
In Sheena Davidson's memory, the
School established the Sheena Davidson
Nursing Research Fund and set a goal of
$20,000. The fund is administered through
the UBC Alumni Association.
To date, the capital in the fund has
reached $11,665 — more than half way to
its goal. Accrued interest amounts to
$2,169.
Donations continue to come in — a few
large ones and some smaller ones from
individuals who contribute on a regular
basis. However, an increase in the growth
rate is needed if the fund is to begin to
provide research grants in the near
future.
Faculty who would like to make a
donation to the fund may pick up a brochure
from the School of Nursing Office. Donations would be much appreciated.
— Donelda Ellis
(local 7438)
"UBC NURSING TODAY"
FACULTY NEWS
SHIRLEY BRANDT spent 10 days this
summer visiting regional hospitals, community agencies and health units in southeastern and central BC, representing the
School of Nursing on a tour to provide
information concerning the School and
identifying regional needs in continuing
nursing education. During her visits to the
Kootenays, Cariboo and Okanagan regions,
she met with many nurses. A report on the
visits and a summary of recommendations for
continuing education is in progress.
As well, Prof. Brandt was in San Diego
in May at the national conference of the
Association for Practitioners of Infection
Control. She conducted a dialogue session
on the educational responsibilities of IC
practitioners. She was also appointed to
the National Accreditation Board of APIC,
effective this September.
KATHLEEN CHRISTIE and PAM THOMPSON
were program coordinators for a two-day
workshop on "Culture, Health and Illness
from a Community Nursing Perspective" held
at UBC in May. The well-attended program
aimed at promotion of greater understanding
of the concept of culture in prevention,
home care and long term care.
The UBC Student Counselling and
Resources Centre has made a videotape copy
of "The UBC School of Nursing Today" to be
used as part of its information package for
high schools and high school counsellors
throughout the province.
The tape is based on the updated version of the slide-tape program on the School
first prepared by Ada Butler in 1979.
Counsellor Dennis Magrega of the
Centre said the program was one of the
best-prepared tapes available in the
Centre's file to promote individual programs within the University. The videotape
will be made available on loan from the
Centre throughout the province.
*****
If you find mistakes in this publication,
please consider that they are there for a
purpose. We publish something for everyone
and some people always look for mistakes.
DONELDA ELLIS has returned from a
one-year sabbatical during which she lived
and worked in Canberra, New South Wales.
Most of her time was spent on preparation
of research reports for publication,
although she also visited nursing agencies
and health care facilities in Australia.
DORIS HASLAM spent two weeks this
summer on a tour with the Voice of the
Andes World Radio Missionary Fellowship in
Equador. During the tour she visited two
hospitals, one large and one small, and a
community health program in action in a
tiny Quechuan Indian village in the Andes,
and met nurses working with the smaller
community health teams being flown into the
jungle areas.
JINNY HAYES presented a paper in
Portland in July at the American Cancer
Society 3rd West Coast Conference on Cancer
Nursing Research. The paper, written with
JANET  KNOX,  was  on  "Hospital-related
Page 3 Stress in Parents of Children with Cancer."
On her way back, she attended a one-day
conference presented by the University of
Washington School of Nursing Continuing
Education Department on the "Management of
Pain in Children and Adolescents." Related
to this conference, she then took part in
an inservice education program at the B.C.
Children's Hospital on Childhood Pain
Management. This well-attended inservice
program attracted a wide variety of health
professionals from the hospital.
ROBERTA HEWAT attended the Sigma Theta
Tau Nursing Research Conference in Madrid,
Spain in July to present a paper on "The
Breastfeeding Experience; Women's Perceptions Give Direction to Practice." Coauthor for the paper was DONELDA ELLIS.
WIN MILLS will be one of the speakers
at Pacific Health Forum '83, which will be
held in the Asian Centre, UBC, September
23-24. The conference is sponsored by the
UBC Health Care and Epidemiology Alumni
Association. Prof. Mills' paper is titled
"Holistic Health: Seniors Seek Wellness."
In June Prof. Mills attended a week-
long, live-in workshop on Therapeutic
Touch. The workshop, held on Orcas Island,
attracted health professionals from all
parts of Canada and the United States. She
reports that this was a "special and
enlightening experience" and would be happy
to share the learning experience with
interested faculty, staff or students.
BARBARA MILNE also journeyed to
Madrid, Spain, to present a paper on alterations in health perception and lifestyle
in treated hypertensives at the Nursing
Research Conference in July.
HELEN NISKALA has been elected Vice-
President and DAN JONES elected a Director
of the Registered Nurses Foundation of BC
(RN Foundation).
LOUISE TENN has been named a member of
the National Task Force on the Canadian
Family Resource Network. The appointment
was made during the second annual
"Connections" Conference on Family Support
Centres held at UBC in May.
In the last issue of Nursing Today,
April, 1983, LOUISE TENN was omitted in the
list of faculty members receiving research
grants. She should have been listed with
JUDY LYNAM as co-investigator for the
project on "An Exploration of Communication
Patterns of Groups of Adolescents in a
Residential Center."
PAM THOMPSON presented a paper at the
Trans-Cultural Nursing Conference in
Phoenix, Arizona, at the end of August.
MARILYN WILLMAN will be the guest
speaker at the first fall program of the
Nursing Research Interest Group on
Wednesday, October 19, 1983, at 7:30 pm at
the RNABC offices, 2855 Arbutus Street.
NRIG meetings will again be held the third
Wednesday of each month at the RNABC.
Membership in the NRIG remains at $10 a
year ($5 for students). Non-members are
charged $2.50 for each program. Memberships
can be obtained at monthly meetings or by
writing to NRIG, 2855 Arbutus, Vancouver,
V6J 3Y8, or through Nancy Wells (228-7431).
IN PRINT
DONELDA ELLIS and ROBERTA HEWAT.  Questions and Answers for Nurses About
Care of Breastfeeding Women."
Midwife, Health Visitor and Community
Nurse, Vol.20, No.7, July 1983, pp.
276, 278, 281.
DONELDA J. ELLIS and ROBERTA J. HEWAT. "Do
nurses help or hinder mothers who
breastfeed?" Journal of Advanced
Nursing, Vol.8, No.7, July 1983, pp.
281-288.
JANET ERICKSEN and LINDA G. LEONARD. "A
Framework   for   Family   Nursing."
Nursing Papers, Vol.15, No.l, Spring
1983, pp.34-50.
GLORIA JOACHIM. "How to Give a Great Foot
Massage." Geriatric Nursing, Vol.4,
No.l, Jan-Feb. 1983, pp.28-29.
GLORIA JOACHIM. "Stress Management Techniques: The Key to More Successful
Procedures." Society of Gastrointestinal Assistants Journal, Vol.5, No.2
Fall, 1982, pp.20-23.
ELIZABETH ROBERTSON and ELEANOR STEVENSON.
"Loss, Stress and the Diabetic Surgical Patient." The Canadian Nurse,
Vol.79, No.5, May 1983, pp. 30-33.
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