|Sister Elizabeth Kenny|
"Sister Kenny's Legacy in the Tropics"
In 1934, Sister Elizabeth Kenny, the polio treatment pioneer, set up the first nursing research unit in Australia in Townsville. Kenny's work is a wonderful example of how nursing led the world in research and treatment that had huge benefits for the health of people and nations. I have been inspired by Kenny to develop a programme of research which is translatable to the health and wellbeing of children and their families across the world.
In this presentation, I will show why Kenny was such a leader, and how she came to Townsville. I will explain how my research, about the care of children and families in health services, has, like Kenny's work, been used to guide practice and inquiry. In addition, I will show why my other area of research, history, is so important for the health care of today. Finally, I will demonstrate how nurses can continue Kenny's legacy and why it is so important to the people of North Queensland, and the nursing profession as a whole.
Date: Wednesday 21 August 2013, commencing at 5.30pm.
Location: The Raffles Room at the Southbank Hotel and Convention Centre, Palmer Street, South Townsville.
All Welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP please by Thursday, 15th August 2013 to https://alumni.jcu.edu.au/ProfLindaShieldsLecture