[Distinguished Lecture] Climate change and nursing - Why we need to take notice and have a brave voice
- 19 June 2017 (Monday)
- 14:30 - 16:30
- LT9, Yasumoto International Academic Park (YIA), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The impact of climate change is strongly supported by evidence and threatens our health and well-being in the short, medium and long term. The influential Lancet Rockefeller Commission concludes that the degradation of natural systems threatens to erode the health gains seen over the last century. Climate change and environmental degradation is also occurring in the context of massive geopolitical instability and irregular migration. Climate change is not a diffuse esoteric consideration for nurses and requires action at the micro, meso and macro level.
Patricia Davidson, PhD, Med, RN, FAAN, is considered one of the most influential deans of nursing in the United States. Since becoming Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in September 2013, she has introduced a new degree program (Master’s Entry into Nursing), doubled the school’s PhD program intake and increased engagement with communities, locally, nationally and internationally.
A global leader in cardiac health for women and vulnerable populations, Dr. Davidson has an established program of research in supporting individuals living with chronic conditions and developing innovative models of transitional care. A primary objective of her work has been to improve the cardiovascular health of underserved populations through development of innovative, acceptable, and sustainable initiatives internationally.
Since 2003, Dr. Davidson has secured over 10 million dollars in competitive research funding from national and international funding bodies, and co-authored 320-plus peer-reviewed journal articles, 20 book chapters, and more than 100 peer-reviewed abstracts. She has also supervised and mentored more than 35 doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and currently is an editor of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes; Collegian, International Journal of Nursing Studies and the Journal of Nursing Management. She is also on the editorial boards of a number of other journals.
Dr. Davidson is Counsel General of the International Council on Women's Health Issues and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International’s Institute for Global Healthcare Leadership Advisory Board. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American Heart Association, the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association and the Australian College of Nursing.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, she was the Director of the Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care at the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia) and Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing Research at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.
Participants can earn 2 CNE points by attending this research seminar.
All interested are welcome. For registration, please fill in the Online registration form.
Mr. Stephen Lam
The Nethersole School of Nursing
Tel: (852) 3943 1253