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Taylor Visiting Scholar to address chronic illness

Mu Lambda family nursing research forum

The first of two Taylor Visiting Scholars will be at South Central College this week to discuss the latest research showing how nurses can work with families to improve the health of chronically ill patients.

2011-09-13
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office news release [9/7/2011]

The first of two Taylor Visiting Scholars will be at South Central College this week to discuss the latest research showing how nurses can work with families to improve the health of chronically ill patients.

University of California-San Francisco School of Nursing faculty member Catherine (Kit) Chesla will present the keynote address Friday, Sept. 9, during the 2011 Mu Lambda Research Forum.
Chesla will discuss “Can Nurses Improve Health by Working with Families?” Friday at 10:15 a.m. in the South Central College Conference Center. Her talk is open to area nurses, nursing students and other health care professionals.

The annual forum is sponsored by the Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family & Society and Minnesota State Mankato’s School of Nursing honor society, Mu Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. The forum runs from 7:30 a.m. until noon Friday in the Conference Center.

Chesla also will speak to area health professionals in a Thursday night talk about diverse families. Her talk, at the Applewood Restaurant, is for members of the Minnesota Nurses Association, the Nursing Honor Society, the Minnesota Hospital Association and local hospital organizations.

Other research forum discussions will address how nurses can support family members experiencing chronic illness and how rapid response teams can better use early warning signs.

Chesla has spent years researching how families, through their relationships, help to heal chronically ill family members. Her teaching focuses on family health, chronic illness and research methods, and she has written numerous articles for journals of family nursing, psychology and research.

Some of her work focuses on families from diverse backgrounds. She leads a multi-faceted project examining the well-being of African-Americans, Chinese-Americans, European-Americans and Latinos with type-2 diabetes. She also leads a four-year, community based effort developing and testing family behavioral intervention for Chinese immigrants with type-2 diabetes.

Later this month, Sept. 26-30, internationally recognized family scholar Sharon Denham will come to Mankato as the second Taylor Visiting Scholar.

Those who want more information about the Mu Lambda Research Forum may contact Jolene Tietz at (507) 385-5960.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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