Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"The real risk is doing nothing"

Susan Fleming, RN, MS, PhD student is the keynote speaker at an upcoming conference at University College Dublin, Ireland. Susan was born missing her left hand. She lives and teaches nursing in Washington.

The conference titled "The real risk is doing nothing" includes the following information:

The landscape of higher education has changed dramatically in recent years and there are now over 6000 students with disabilities registered in higher education. In the case of nursing programs this presents a unique challenge as educators must think beyond the lecture halls and consider how to support students with disabilities in clinical practice.

This conference will explore the implications for clinical practice and will review good practice, both national and international.

This event is aimed primarily at nurses and midwives in preceptor, academic and supervisory roles but will also appeal to policy makers, professional bodies, human resource professionals and student nurses.

This event is organised by AHEAD together with the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems.

It takes place on the 16th March 2011, O’Reilly Hall, UCD.

I wonder, is the real risk doing nothing?