SON to Be Site of Hong Kong/UNC Nursing Discussions

The School of Nursing will be the site of in-depth research conversations on Feb. 5, 2010. Five delegates from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with whom the SON has a Memorandum of Understanding, will be at the School to discuss many areas in which both institutions intend to collaborate in the future.

Most of the dialogue will focus on end-of-life care, geriatrics, pressure ulcer management, oncology, peri-operative nursing, cognitive impairment, leadership, ethics and legal issues and psychiatric-mental health.

Two main events are planned for Feb. 5. The Hong Kong delegation will make a presentation on the research agenda of their school from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in L700 in the new addition of Carrington Hall. Immediately following the presentation, SON faculty will have the opportunity to engage the Hong Kong delegation in discussions about mutual teaching and research interests. Associate Professor Jennifer Leeman will facilitate these conversations from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Associate Professor Ed Halloran, who spent two years at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, will host.

Esther Mok, professor and associate head (postgraduate studies and management) will lead the Hong Kong delegation. She is also a researcher and lecturer in end-of-life care.  She serves on the review panel of the Hong Kong Nursing Journal and the Asian Journal of Nursing Studies and is on the International Advisory Board for the Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.

Enid Kwong, associate professor and chair of the School Research Committee, has research interests in geriatric care and pressure ulcer management.

Shirley Ching is an assistant professor and the program leader of the full-time government-funded Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Nursing that has more than 800 students. With a focus on cancer nursing, she received the Young Investigator Award 2001 from the Hong Kong International Cancer Congress.

Justina Liu currently teaches undergraduate gerontological nursing and serves as the deputy program leader of the full-time government-funded BSN program. She also oversees student exchange with institutions in Australia, Europe and North and South Americas. Liu’s interests include peri-operative nursing, surgical nursing and management of behavioral problems in people with cognitive impairment.

Frederick Yeung is the program leader of the newly operated full-time government-funded Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Mental Health Nursing. He teaches undergraduate subjects in healthcare leadership roles and management functions, ethical and legal aspects and mental health nursing. Yeung has served The Hong Kong College of Mental Health Nursing as the president and council member since 1999. His research focus is in mental health nursing and nursing management.

Faculty Member Elected to American Assembly for Men in Nursing Leadership Role

Associate Professor Ed Halloran was elected vice president of the


Associate Professor Ed Halloran was elected vice president of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing on Oct. 24, 2009.

American Assembly for Men in Nursing at the organization’s meeting in Cincinatti, Ohio on Oct. 24. Halloran will serve a two-year term during which he will chair the education committee and will review abstracts for the September 2010 meeting in Durham, N.C.

Halloran also serves as the advisor to the School of Nursing’s chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing.

SON Faculty Member Ed Halloran Chosen to Speak at International Council of Nurses

Edward J. Halloran, RN, MPH, PhD, will give the 4th Virginia Henderson Lecture at the 24th International Council of Nurses meeting on July 1, 2009, in Durban, South Africa. The ICN, a federation of national nurses’ associations, represents nurses in more than 128 countries. The ICN, founded in 1899, is the world’s first and widest-reaching international organization for health professionals. Halloran will speak about building healthier nations.

Halloran has become a scholar of Henderson’s writings and their implications for public policy. He edited a volume of her periodical literature, supervised the translation of the ICN Basic Principles of Nursing Care into Russian and Hebrew and reprinted her textbook Principles and Practice of Nursing, 6th edition, with support from the WK Kellogg Foundation. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Halloran edited a manuscript that Henderson and Florence Wald wrote, entitled “Notes on a Peaceful Death.”

He is a long-time member of the American Nurses Association and the American Academy of Nursing, was vice-president of the National League for Nursing and is past president of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing.


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