The University of Manitoba will celebrate Nursing Week, which runs from May 7-13, to increase awareness of the many contributions of nursing to the well-being of Canadians.
This year, Dr. Nancy Edwards is the 2012 Dr. Helen Glass Researcher in Residence and she will host a series of workshops and public lectures as part of Nursing Week celebrations. On May 8 at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg she will give a public presentation titled, “What Makes Community Health Interventions Work?” A reception will begin at 5 p.m. and the hour-long lecture begins at 6 p.m.
On May 9 from 10:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. in Room 370 of the Helen Glass Centre for Nursing, Edwards will deliver a lecture titled, “A Health Equity Agenda for Multiple Intervention Research: Challenges and Opportunities.”
Nursing Week began in 1971 when the International Council of Nurses designated May 12, the birthday of the pioneering nurse Florence Nightingale, as International Nurses Day.
Nursing has come a long way since Florence Nightingale cared for soldiers wounded during the Crimean War. Today, University of Manitoba nurses conduct trailblazing research that has direct impact on Manitobans and Canadians.
For instance, Maureen Heaman is developing new interventions to change the way we deliver prenatal care and improve access to prenatal care in the inner city. Christine Ateah researches child and family health promotion and the prevention of child abuse. Roberta Woodgate is learning how adolescents view cancer; she wants to develop effective cancer prevention strategies for youth. Diana McMillan studies sleep deprivation and patient and staff health and safety. Annette Schultz studies risk factors associated with youth smoking. And the list goes on.
For more information contact Sean Moore, Marketing Communications Office, University of Manitoba, 204-474-7963 (firstname.lastname@example.org)