In one of the first studies to examine priorities in recovery identified by trauma patients, family members and clinicians over time, an international research partnership that was launched from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) and Griffith University School of Nursing & Midwifery in Australia has helped advance the importance of patient-reported outcome measures for improved trauma care and research. Read more
The 15th Pan American Nursing Research Colloquium recently wrapped up. Nursing educators and researchers gathered at Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco in Mexico City, Mexico to discuss various topics related to nursing like management, clinical care, and advanced education. Read more
Millions of those infected with HIV worldwide are young women, ages 15-24, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Because the HIV epidemic overlaps with an epidemic of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women and girls, researchers have suspected a correlation between inequities in relationship power and the risky sexual behavior that can lead to HIV transmission. Read more
On April 5, we hosted our Spring 2017 Board of Overseers Meeting dinner at the stunning Perry World House. Executive Director of Perry World House, Bill Burke-White, not only shared details on the work that he and his team are doing, but also impressed upon our volunteer leadership the active involvement of Penn Nursing students in many of their important initiatives. Nancy Biller, our Assistant Dean for Global Health Affairs discussed the ways in which Penn Nursing is advancing both global and local health. While those in the know refer to this as “glocal” health, it is clear that we are making a considerable impact. This was further supported with detailed presentations from Sandra Urusaro, Nu’19, and Lauren Winokur, Nu’17, GNu’19; two students who, through the unique Penn Nursing experience, have developed a passion for healthcare in our surrounding communities and all over the world.
Between 60 and 70 percent of patients who undergo a thoracotomy, or a surgical incision into the chest wall, experience some sort of long-term, post-surgical pain. So that patient population was a natural fit for a study focused on pain management, led by the University of Pennsylvania and taking place at Peking Union Medical College Hospital and Peking University People’s Hospital in China.
On the southern shore of Lake Atitlán in the western highlands of Guatemala is Hospitalito Atitlán, a small, private non-profit hospital serving the 75,000 resource-poor Tz’ulujil Maya people of the community of Santiago Atitlán.
Early this year, Natalie Ball, BSN, RN, Nu’14, was named a delegate to the US-Mex Forum for Cooperative, Understanding and Solidarity (FoCUS) program. A group of 30 outstanding students from the United States and Mexico, the cohort benefits from a range of academic and cultural opportunities as they work on projects in preparation for the bi-annual FoCUS Summit, which brings all Delegates together at Stanford and ITAM.