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Nurse Educator, Researcher to Speak on End of Life Care

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Posted: 12/29/2010

Patricia Davidson, RN, BA, MeD, PhD, a research leader in chronic cardiovascular disease and palliative care, will speak at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) on February 2 at 12:30 pm in Room 217.

Davidson will present "Integrating Policy, Practice, and Research to Improve End of Life Care" based on her work as the Director of the Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, a collaborative venture of the University of Technology, Curtin University, and St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, Australia.

"Dr. Davidson is a global leader in research on the management of chronic illness and care. Her work has made an impact on both care delivery models and the advancement of health policy at the national level in Australia," says JHUSON professor Marie Nolan PhD, MPH, RN.

Davidson's clinical and research specialty focuses on chronic cardiovascular disease, heart failure and palliative care, and indigenous health. In addition to her role as Director of the Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Davidson serves as the President of the International Council on Women's Health Issues and Secretary of the International network for Doctoral Education in Nursing. She is a member of the Cardiovascular Nurses Working Group of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and President of the Australasian Cardiovascular Nurses College.  She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing Australia and co-chair of the New South Wales (NSW) Health Clinical Expert Reference Group for Cardiovascular Disease.