Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011
Time: 7-8pm with a reception to follow
Location: UBC Robson Square
Speaker: Dr. Andrea Baumann
Afternoon Event: Symposium - Igniting Nursing Research in Clinical Practice
This lecture focuses on the emerging issues that impact nursing work. Evidence-based healthcare has resulted in increased demand for information that is grounded in research and is readily accessible. Although clinician educators and researchers applaud this trend, it does not come without concerns. The demand for data assumes both the existence of salient information and the necessary technology to support the transmission of this information. Thus, there is tension between the illusion and reality of technology, particularly in relation to user expectations and system limitations. Implications of this tension will be discussed and suggestions for resolution will be offered. Critical incidents will be used for illustration and include the impact of emerging infection and the forecasting of vital nurse resources.
Dr. Andrea Baumann is the Associate Vice-President of Global Health at McMaster University and the Scientific Director of the Nursing Health Services Research Unit, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The research unit is multidisciplinary and focuses on nursing health human resources and health services. Dr. Baumann is also a Professor in the School of Nursing and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Primary Care Nursing and Health Human Resources. She has authored/edited three books and has numerous peer reviewed publications focusing on decision-making and health human resource issues. Her most recent publications have focused on policy impact on employment status for nurses and emerging trends in infection and the effect on nursing services. In addition to her research, she has directed several international projects in relation to capacity building and higher education for nurses.
The Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward Foundation has generously supported the annual Marion Woodward Lecture since 1969, when over 300 students, faculty, alumni, affiliates, nursing leaders, clinical colleagues and members of the public gathered to hear the then Executive Director of the Canadian Nurses Association, Helen Mussallem, deliver a talk entitled “Nursing Tomorrow”.
Mrs. Marion Woodward had never before allowed her name to be used in conjunction with grants from the Foundation, but through the efforts of Beth McCann, she endorsed the speaker series and hosted a tea reception at her home following the initial lecture (Zilm & Warbinek).