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.

SON Faculty Member Conducts Research in Geriatric Program Highlighted in WUNC Radio Story

Assistant professor Anna Beeber recently received a three-year fellowship in the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program. The BIRCWH

The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute recently award Anna Beeber a three-year fellowship to study dementia care as part of the PACE program

The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute recently award Anna Beeber a three-year fellowship to study dementia care as part of the PACE program.

program is part of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (TraCS). The National Institutes of Health awarded the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $61 million for TraCS in spring 2008.

Beeber studies dementia care in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). She plans to conduct two mentored projects and an independent study to better understand the relationships between community-based service use and nursing home placement in older adults with dementia. Her long-term goal is to improve community-based dementia service to prevent or delay placement in nursing homes.

WUNC reporter Rose Hoban filed a story today, Aug. 4, about the PACE program, featuring local entities that participate in it. The listen to her story, click here:

SON Faculty Member Receives Continuation Grant for Geriatric Simulation

SON faculty member Mary H. Palmer recently received a

School of Nursing faculty member Mary H. Palmer recently received a continuation grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration.

School of Nursing faculty member Mary H. Palmer recently received a continuation grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration.

three-year competing continuation grant from the Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program that is part of the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The grant’s primary purpose is to expand existing geriatric clinical simulations to include content on interdisciplinary community and cultural competence. These clinical simulations will also be disseminated to rural and underserved regions of North Carolina. Links with the AHEC digital library, Carolina Geriatric Education Center and the UNC Health Sciences Library Web page will also be established.

Geriatric Nursing, Education & Simulation Conference CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 15, 2008

International Conference: April 2-3, 2009

Presented by UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing and Flinders University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Adelaide, South Australia

Nurse educators, clinicians and administrators are invited to submit abstracts to present at this international conference designed to integrate clinical simulation, including the use of a human patient simulator, into teaching and training at all levels of nursing education and patient care. The conference will incorporate issues related to a range of environments, including classrooms, hospitals and long term care facilities. Presentations will focus on innovative, cutting-edge learning modules using simulations, scripted cases, online and distance learning. Conference organizers will accept 40 paper presentations and 15 poster abstracts after peer-review.

An innovative feature of the conference will include Hands-On Rotation using the human patient simulator, with customized geriatric cases, led by Carol Durham, EdD (c), RN, director of the Clinical Education Resource Center and the Center for Geriatric Clinical Simulations. Durham is considered one of the leading international experts on clinical simulations in teaching and training.

Abstract Guidelines:

  • Center the title of the abstract in 16 pt. Times Roman Bold Face, cap/lower case type at the top of the page.
  • List each author with name, credentials, affiliation, employer, city, state, country, contact address, e-mail address, telephone number and fax number for each author below the title.
  • Indicate the contact author.
  • Describe innovative research or programs involving simulation using a maximum of 250 words, in 12 pt. Times Roman font and send via email as an MS Word attachment.
  • Notice of Acceptance will be sent via e-mail by November 30, 2008.
  • Invited presenters must accept or decline no later than December 15, 2008.
  • Presenters much register for the conference no later than January 10, 2009.

This international conference will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. The season of spring in North Carolina is resplendent with blooming dogwoods, the sweet aroma of pine and temperate weather. It is a perfect time to visit.

For more information, contact Carolyn Davenport, BSN, project coordinator, “Improving the Nursing Care of Acutely Ill Elders,” a Health Resources and Services Administration DHHS Grant No. D62-HP01913, at (919) 966-0725, or


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