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During the 1983-84 academic year, the number of research projects
initiated by Nursing Faculty increased significantly. Nurses are
involved in a wide range of projects.
Among those granted last year and not yet reported in Nursing Today
Clarissa Green received $1,400 from Humanities and Social Sciences
(UBC) for further work on her previously funded research on Women's
Health Issues.
Margaret Klinger and Dan Jones received a $3,750 research grant from
the B.C. Heart Foundation to conduct a study involving cardiac patients,
"Learning Theory and Patient Education."
Barbara Milne and Gloria Joachim received $9,500 from the Canadian
Foundation of Ileitis and Colitis for a project on "Effectiveness of a
Stress Management Program on Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease."
Helen Niskala received a $2,000 development grant from the B.C.
Health Care Research Foundation for a project on "Reduction of Falls in
an Acute Care Hospital."
Three new  full-time members have  joined  the  School of Nursing
faculty beginning in September.  In addition, the School has appointed  a
number of full- and part-time sessional lecturers to assist in  clinical
areas during the 1984-85 academic year.
Joy Winkler, BN, BA (U of Manitoba), MEd (Nsg) (Teachers College,
Columbia), PhD (Nsg) (Wayne State), is Assistant Professor and will
assume responsibilities in the first year BSN and MSN programs. She
comes to UBC from McGill School of Nursing. Previously, she had taught
at the University of Manitoba School of Nursing and has had a variety of
clinical experience. Her areas of research interest include adult
health assessment, language usage by health care providers, health care
of women and cultural factors in health care.
Jennifer L. Chung,  BSN (UBC),  MN (U of Washington), returns to UBC
School of Nursing
University of British Columbia
IRC 338, 2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, B.C.   V6T 1W5
Glennis Zilm, editor
Volume 6, Number 1
September, 1984
Page 1 as Instructor II and will be teaching in N301. She has worked as a
research associate at the School as well as having experience as a staff
nurse in pediatrics. Her special areas of interest are in care of
developmentally delayed or chronically ill children.
Shirley W. Stephens, BSN (U of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon), MEd (UBC),
joins the faculty as Instructor II and will be teaching in N201. She
has had a variety of clinical experience and has had teaching experience
as an instructor in medical-surgical nursing at BCIT. Her special area
of interest is in computer-assisted instruction.
Also joining the faculty as full-time sessional lecturers are Leona
Friesen, Susan Hughes, Linda Kiss, Karen Levy, Leslie Redman, Valerie
Rogers, Maureen Sexsmith and Sheila Stickney. New part-time sessional
lecturers are Gail Beddome, Cherry Harriman, Carolyn Iker, Denise McKay,
Susan Meagher, Linda Kiss, Kim Motut, and Leslie Redman.
Welcome to the School.
Dr. Anne J. Davis, an internationally known and respected author,
speaker, and educator on nursing issues, will address ethical issues in
the health sciences as guest speaker for this year's Marion Woodward
Lecture. This annual public lecture, sponsored by the School of Nursing
and made possible by a grant from the Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward's
Foundation, will be held at 8 pm on Thursday, October 25, 1984 in IRC
Lecture Theatre 2.
A noted speaker, Dr. Davis teaches in the master's and doctoral
programs in the School of Nursing at the University of California, San
Francisco. She is author of numerous publications and co-author of two
widely-acclaimed texts: Ethical Dilemmas and Nursing Practice (1978) and
Patients, Nurses and Ethics (1981). She has held several appointments as
a visiting professor at Canadian and U.S. universities.
During her visit to UBC, Dr. Davis will meet informally on the
Thursday afternoon with faculty members and tour the School of Nursing.
As well, she will be invited to attend the Nursing Alumni Division's Pot
Luck Supper at Cecil Green Park just before the Lecture.
Those who wish special opportunities to meet her should get in touch
with Gloria Joachim at 228-7463.
The UBC School of Nursing's first Research Day, held in May,
attracted 167 participants, including 31 students. Ninety nurses from
hospitals, community heath agencies and nursing educational programs
throughout the Lower Mainland and from Vancouver Island attended.
Progam Chairman Margaret Klinger reported that evaluation reports
indicated that the Research Day, held to let nurses know the types of
research being carried out by nursing faculty at UBC, were positive and
"In all, it was a highly successful event," she said  later.   "Those
Page 2 who attended were much impressed by the quality and  variety  of  nursing
research being done at UBC."
Those who attended recommended that the Research Day become an
annual event.
The Sheena Davidson Fund, set up to support maternal-child nursing
research at UBC, reached its goal of $20,000 this summer. The final
push to go over the top was made by an anonymous donor, whose final gift
to the fund established the basic amount so that the interest will
provide an annual research grant.
The Fund was established in memory of a much-loved and respected
School of Nursing faculty member who was killed, along with her husband,
in a motor vehicle accident in December 1980. Mrs. Davidson was a
strong supporter of maternal-child nursing research. Strong support for
the fund was given by School of Nursing faculty and the Nursing Alumni
A committee to administer the Fund will be set up this fall.
Suggestions from nursing faculty or the nursing community at large about
membership of the comittee will be welcome. Names can be submitted to
Marilyn Willman, Director of the School, or to Donelda Ellis, who helped
launch the Fund.
Donations to the fund would still be welcomed; all new monies will
help make the annual research grants that much larger. Donations are
tax-deductible and may be made through the UBC Alumni Office.
Continuing Nursing Education continues to take more of its programs
out to non-Metropolitan areas — to growing praise from local nurses who
are anxious to have such offerings.
The Critical Care Regional Program co-sponsored by the College of
New Caledonia and Prince George Regional Hospital this summer in Prince
George is indicative of the new trend. Although only six students
registered for the course and only four graduated, the course has now
been lauched in this new centre. It will be given again this September
to increased numbers, but will now be a hospital-based program with
UBC's Continuing Nursing Education faculty serving mainly as
A similar program implimented in Kelowna last year had 12 graduates
from its repeat course in June, again with UBC faculty as consultants.
This program will also be repeated in Kelowna in September.
As well as the much-needed critical care programs developed by UBC,
the number of short course offerings is also increased this fall. Among
these travelling programs will be a one-day workshop in Nanaimo on
October 27. This workshop will deal with "Current Research in
Breastfeeding: Implications for Nursing Practice" and is being offered
by School of Nursing faculty Donelda Ellis and Roberta Hewat.
Louise Tenn, who took over as Acting Director of the Division this
Spring, said the division has completed preparation of a self-learning
package of videotape programs on nursing care of patients with acute
neurological disorders and this will soon be available on a rental plan.
Students sometimes really appreciate our teaching, as was expressed
in a letter to Marilyn Willman, Director of the School, by Ann
Callegarini, an RN student graduating last May. She wrote to express
her gratitude to the faculty "for two enlightening years of study."
"Although at times I felt the load to be extremely heavy and the
frustrations high, in retrospect these elements have provided me with a
renewed sense of self and a fresh view of nursing," she wrote. "In my
new position as head nurse on a medical-surgical ward at St. Vincent's
Hospital, I am constantly challenged to set priorities due to the
ever-present heavy workload and insufficient staff members. I feel,
however, that what I have gained in terms of the baccalaureate degree is
helping me to overcome these obstacles. (In other words, reality is
certainly there, but the subtleties can still be 'manipulated.')"
Ms. Callegarini mentioned two faculty members in particular who had
impressed her with their skills as teachers — Louise Tenn and Jo-Ann
Now that's the kind of letters we like!
The Nursing Alumni Division of the UBC Alumni will hold a Pot Luck
Supper on Thursday, October 25, just prior to the Marion Woodward
Lecture. The dinner will start with a no-host "happy hour" at 5:30 pm
at Cecil Green.
The Alumni executive will be extending an invitation to the supper
to Anne Davis, PhD, FAAN, who is this year's Marion Woodward Lecturer,
and hope she will be able to attend.
For the dinner, please bring a "pot" suited to division into about
four portions.
All faculty, whether graduates of the School or not, are honorary
members of the Alumni. They are invited to come and meet some of the
Nursing graduates, many of whom are strongly supportive of present-day
activities and anxious to get to know faculty members.
The new president is Kirstine (Adam) Griffith (1945). She advises
that the Division will once again be selling the popular Entertainment
'85 books that provide money-saving introductory offers to many
Vancouver area restaurants and events. These will not be available
until later in the year, but go fast and you may wish to place an order
early. Proceeds from the sales go to support Alumni projects, including
Nursing Division scholarships.
L-CARS — the Learning Centre Audiovisual Retrieval System — is the
newly created and exciting computerized information system available to
help UBC nurses find materials available for loan in the Learning
Centre.  This system provides an up-to-date and rapid method  of  ident-
Page 4 ifying useful audiovisual learning materials by nursing topic and/or
medium. Annotations prepared by faculty members indicate the usefulness
for teaching or use as self-study programs for students.
Faculty and two students working in the Centre under Youth Employment Program grants this past summer have developed educational programs
and produced the software for the AV retrieval system an laboratory
Faculty are also being asked to review audiovisual materials and to
complete annotations for materials for their courses as soon as
possible. Continued development of the L-CARS program depends on this
Computer terminals are available in T176 and T177. Guidelines for
their use are being developed and will be circulated to the teaching
teams. Faculty wishing assistance in use of L-CARS should contact
Learning Centre staff for a demonstration.
Meetings of the Nursing Lab Educators of B.C. will reconvene this
fall. The next meeting is set for Monday, Sept. 24 at 0930 hours at the
School of Nursing, Camosun College, Victoria. Anyone wishing more
information about this interest group should call Cheryl Entwistle at
UBC 228-7449.
JOAN ANDERSON has been appointed to the Health and Social Services
Committee of the B.C. Task Force on Immigrant Women. This
action-oriented organization was set up in 1981 to look into health,
social services and employment opportunities for immigrant women. As
well, Dr. Anderson has also been appointed to the administrative
committee of the Burnaby Lay Counselling Services, a community service
JOANNE CHEKRYN attended the 9th annual Congress of the Oncology
Nursing Society on "Communication-Cooperation-Collaboration" held in
Toronto May 2-5.
DONELDA ELLIS attended the World Conference on "Infancy as
Prevention" in Athens, Greece, July 2-6. The conference was organized
by the International Study Center for Children and Families and was
sponsored by the WHO, UNICEF and other international organizations.
KAREN FINESTONE and JANET GORMICK  were  voting  representatives  for
the  Registered  Nurses'  Association  of BC at  the Canadian  Nurses
Association Biennial  Convention  in  Quebec City,  June  17-20.   RUTH
ELLIOTT and PAT VALENTINE  also  attended  the meeting.   These  faculty
members were  also pleased  to  know  that, during  the  education
presentations, one of the papers was presented by SHEILA M. STEWART,  who
is enrolled in our MSN program on a part-time basis.   Her  paper  dealt
with the cardiac rehabilitation program at the Victoria General, where
she is a part-time clinical nurse specialist.
Page 5 CLARISSA GREEN was one of 37 faculty from throughout North America
selected to participate in the first Women's Health and Healing
Institute sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley Campus,
and held in San Franciso in July. The two-week residential program
brought together academics in nursing, medicine, social sciences,
women's studies, public health, psychology and social welfare.
Child Assessment Satellite Training (NCAST) Institute, sponsored by the
University of Washington School of Nusing, on "Making Parent-Child
Health a Reality" in Seattle August 20-22. RUTH ELLIOTT (currently on
leave) presented a paper there on "Factors Associated with Infant
GLORIA JOACHIM has been elected Vice-President, Education,  for the
Canadian Foundation for  Ileitis  and  Colitis  and will  serve  on the
national  Executive Committee.   She  attended  the  annual meeting in
Toronto, May 11-13.
BARBARA MILNE is participating in data collection for a multicentre,
nation-wide "Canadian  Infertility  Study"  funded  through the  federal
government.  She is working on data collection  through  the St.  Paul's
Hospital infertility clinic.
HELEN NISKALA was elected by acclamation May 9 as president of the
Registered Nurses' Foundation of B.C. The Foundation, a non-profit
fund-raising foundation supported by the RNABC, raises money for nursing
LINDA ROSE and HELEN NISKALA have joined the executive of the
RNABC-sponsored Nursing Research Interest Group as treasurer and
membership committee chairman respectively. DAN JONES, KATHLEEN SIMPSON
and MARGARET KLINGER were re-elected as president, vice-president and
publicity chairman respectively.
KATHLEEN SIMPSON won the Ladies' Low Gross competition at the annual
UBC Golf Tournament held at the end of May. DAN JONES and SHEILA
STANTON also represented the Nursing faculty at the tournament.
CHRISTINE BRADLEY. "Psychology in Obstetrics: Extant or Extinct?" at
the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa,
June 2, 1984.
JOANNE CHEKRYN. "Families ... A Source of Support, A Unit in Need of
Support" and "When Cancer Recurs" at a workshop on Social, Psychological
and Spiritual Needs of the Dying Patient and the Family, sponsored by
the UBC Centre for Continuing Education and held at the Vancouver
General Hospital August 14-15, 1984.
MARGARET  KLINGER.  "Health  Perception  and   Compliance  Behavior
Following MI" at  the  Sigma  Theta  Tau  Second  International  Research
Page 6 Congress, Seoul, Korea, July 12-14, 1984.
JUDY LYNAM and LOUISE TENN. "Teaching Efective Communication:
Adolescents' Perspectives" at the Association for Childhood Education
(ACE) International Conference, Vancouver, June 21-15, 1984.
MARILYN MARDIROS. "The Process of Handicapping Families of Children
with Disability: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of American and Canadian
Populations" at the Third International Conference on System Science in
Health Care, Munich, Germany, July 16-20, 1984. (Read by NANCY WELLS.)
BARBARA MILNE. "Alterations in Health Perceptions and Lifestyle in
Treated Hypertensives" at the Third International Conference on System
Science in Health Care, Munich, Germany, July 16-20, 1984.
WINNIFRED MILLS. "Diagnosing Social Isolation/Loneliness: The
Personal Network Chart" at the Second National Gerontological
Conference, Winnipeg, May 23-25, 1984.
WINNIFRED MILLS. "Nursing Education in Western Canada: A
Retrospective Analysis" at the Canadian Society for the History of
Medicine Learned Societies Meeting, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.,
June 11-13, 1984.
WINNIFRED MILLS. "Holistic Health: A Course Requested by Senior
Citizens" at the Third International Conference on System Science in
Health Care, Munich, Germany, July 16-20, 1984.
HELEN NISKALA. " Study on Competencies Valid for Community
Psychiatric Nursing Practice" at the First National Conference on
Psychiatric Nursing, Ottawa, April 4-6, 1984.
HELEN NISKALA. "Competencies and Skills Expected of Nurses Working
in Forensic Areas" (Poster Presentation) at the 17th annual
"Communicating Nursing Research Conference" of the Western Council for
Higher Education in Nursing, San Francisco, May 2-4, 1984.
HELEN NISKALA. "Evaluation of a Community Cardiac Rehabilitation
Program" at the Canadian Public Health Association's 75th annual
conference, Calgary, June 27, 1984.
HELEN NISKALA. "Evaluation: Community Cardiac Rehabilitation
Program" at the Third International Conference on System Science in
Health Care, Munich, Germany, July 16-20, 1984. (Read by KATHLEEN
JO-ANN PERRY, MAUREEN MURPHY and MARK STARR. "Confusion in the Older
Adult: Development of an Abilities Profile" at the 36th Annual
Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San
Francisco, Nov. 18-22 (Read by J. Perry).
KATHLEEN SIMPSON. "Older Clients' Perceptions of Nursing Care" at
the Second National Gerontological Conference, Winnipeg, May 23-25,
Page 7 KATHLEEN SIMPSON. "Nursing Management Research" at the annual
education day for Administrative Nurses at Shaughnessy Hospital, June
28, 1984.
KATHLEEN SIMPSON. "Delegation of Responsibility and Authority in  the
Nursing Service Hierarchy and its Relationship to Indicators  of Quality
Care" at the Third International Conference on System Science  in Health
Care, Munich, Germany, July 16-20, 1984.
MARILYN WILLMAN. "Celebrating Nursing: Our Past Influences the
Present" at the 15th Anniversary of the School of Nursing, University of
Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, May 12, 1984.
MARILYN WILLMAN. "Graduation Address" at the School of Nursing,
University of Texas at Arlington, May 19, 1984.
ANNE WYNESS. "Perceptual Dysfunction: Nursing Assessment and
Management" (Keynote Address) at the annual meeting of the Canadian
Association of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nurses, Edmonton, June
27-29, 1984.
CONNIE CANAM. "Developing a Peer-Helping Program for Adolescents."
The Canadian Nurse, Vol. 81, No. 7, August 1984, pp. 41-44. Also in
translation as "L'adolescent et ses pairs: elaboration d'un programme
d'assistance." L'infirmiere canadienne, Vol. 26, No. 7, Aout 1984, pp.
DONELDA J. ELLIS. "Secondary School Students' Attitude and Beliefs
about Breastfeeding." Journal of School Health, Vol. 53, No. 10, December 1983, pp. 600-604.
DONELDA J. ELLIS and ROBERTA J. HEWAT. "Factors Related to Breastfeeding Duration." Canadian Family Physician, Vol. 30, July 1984, pp.
VIRGINIA HAYES and JANET KNOX. "The Experience of Stress in Parents
of Children Hospitalized with Long-Term Disabilities." Journal of
Advanced Nursing, Vol. 9, No. 4, July 1984, pp. 333-341.
GLORIA JOACHIM. "The Effects of Two Stress Management Techniques on
Feelings of Well-Being in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease."
Nursing Papers, Vol. 15, No. 4, Winter 1983, pp. 5-18.
MARGARET KLINGER. "Compliance and the Post-MI Patient." The Canadian
Nurse, Vol. 81, No. 7, August 1984, pp. 32-38. Also in translation as
"L'observation de la therapie apres un infarctus du myocarde."
L'infirmiere canadienne, Vol. 26, No. 7, Aout 1984, pp. 32-39.
BARBARA J. MILNE. "Coping with the Diagnosis of Hypertension: An
Illustration of a Conceptual Model." Nursing  Papers,  Vol.  15,  No.  4,
Page 8 Winter 1983, pp. 34-42.
JUDITH MOGAN. "Behavioral Treatment of Obesity: The Occupational
Health Nurse's Role." Occupational Health Nursing, Vol. 32, No. 6, June
1984, pp. 312-314.
LINDA E. ROSE. "Understanding Mental Illness: The Experience of
Families of Psychiatric Patients." Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 8,
No. 6, November-December 1983, pp. 507-511.
LINDA ROSE and KAREN FINESTONE. "Group Support for the Families of
Psychiatric Inpatients." In Proceedings of the First Regional Conference
of Psychiatric Nursing. Edmonton, (University of Alberta Hospitals and
University of Alberta Continuing Education Programs), February 1984, pp.
NANCY WELLS. "Responses to Acute Pain and the Nursing Implications."
Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 9, No. 1, January-February 1984, pp.
News, Vol. 16, No. 4, July-August 1984, pp.14-15.
A call for papers has been issued for the Tenth National Nursing
Research Conference, to be held April 9-11, 1985 at the Sheraton Hotel
in Toronto. This year the sponsor is the University of Toronto Faculty
of Nursing. Abstracts providing an overview of the actual paper to be
presented must be received no later than September 15, 1984. Further
information is posted on the faculty bulletin board or can be obtained
from Glennis Zilm at 531-3606 or on Thursdays at campus local 2922.
* * * *
The Western Region of the Canadian Association of University Schools
of Nursing has issued a call for papers from CAUSN members and other
interested nurses. The annual meeting of CAUSN will be held February
17-19, 1985 at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. Theme of the
Conference is "Nurses in Academia: Expectations, Options and Reality.
Deadline for indicative or descriptive abstracts related to the theme is
October 1, 1984. More information is posted on the faculty bulletin
board or can be obtained from Judith Mogan at 228-7426.
October 25, 1984 — Marion Woodward Lecture. Anne Davis, PhD, FAAN,
Professor, Department of Mental Health and Community Nursing, University
of California School of Nursing, San Francisco, will speak on Nursing
Ethics at 8 pm, IRC Lecture Theatre #2. For further information, call
Gloria Joachim at 228-7463.
Page 9 October 13, 1984 — "Communicating Nursing Research." A full-day
conference sponsored by the Nursing Research Interest Group (NRIG) of
the Registered Nurses' Associaton of B.C. Vancouver General Hospital
Residence, Vancouver. For further information: Faculty Bulletin Board
or Margaret Klinger at 228-7439.
November 1-4, 1984 — "The Challenge of Time." The Canadian
Association of Gerontology 13th Annual Scientific and Educational
Meeting. Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver. For further information: Faculty
Bulletin Board or Kathleen Simpson at 228-7464.
February 17-19, 1985 — Western Region of the Canadian Association of
University Schools of Nursing (CAUSN) Annual Meeting. University of
Alberta, Edmonton.  For further information: Judith Mogan at 228-7426.
April 9-11, 1985 — 10th National Nursing Research Conference,
sponsored by the University of Toronto Faculty of Nursing. Sheraton
Hotel, Toronto.  For further information: Faculty Bulletin Board.
Nursing Today will be issued four times during the 1984-85 academic
year. Information about news or events is welcome. . Deadline for
information for the next issue is December 1, 1984.
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