Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sister Kenny's Legacy in the Tropics: Professorial Inaugural Lecture - Prof. Linda Shields, Wed 21 Aug, 5.30pm

Sister Elizabeth Kenny
The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition invites you to attend a Professorial Inaugural Lecture by Professor Linda Shields.

"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

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