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REF NO.: 9

SUBJECT: Nursing Research Day to take place at Memorial University's School of Nursing

DATE: Sept. 30

Nursing Research Day will be held at Memorial University's School of Nursing, Health Sciences Centre, on Oct. 4 & 5. The event is hosted by Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing, the Centre for Nursing Studies, and Western Regional School of Nursing.

Special guest speaker during Nursing Research Day will be Dr. Alba DiCenso, a nurse whose primary appointment is in the School of Nursing at McMaster University. She holds a 10-year Nursing Chair co-funded by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). Her research interests focus on the introduction and evaluation of acute care and primary care nurse practitioner roles. She is co-editor of Evidence-Based Nursing, an international journal.

Members of the committee planning this conference had as their goal bringing nursing research and practice together. Dr. Alice Gaudine of the School of Nursing said Dr. DiCenso's expertise fits well with this goal.

On the evening of Friday, Oct. 4, the event gets underway with registration and a tour of the Nursing Research Unit. Poster presentations will be on display on a variety of research topics.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, activities start off at 8:45 a.m. with a keynote talk by Dr. DiCenso on titled Evidence-Based Practice -- Making a Difference in Patient Care. During the rest of the morning, concurrent workshops will be held on topics such as the experience of the nurse educator during clinical practicum, a summary report of the Western Regional Community Assessment Study, and the effect of maternal breastfeeding confidence and problem-solving skills on maternal breastfeeding satisfaction and breastfeeding duration.

At 2:30 p.m, Dr. Alba DiCenso will speak on New Roles for Nursing: What is our Future? Following her talk, further concurrent sessions will be held on a variety of topics including international nursing, moral and ethical issues, changing nursing practice to support health promotion and health prevention, and management of acute and chronic conditions.

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