Laupus Library will launch a new series April 16 titled “Speaking Volumes: A Book Discussion Series Focusing on the Health Sciences.”
The inaugural program will showcase a recently published book, Global Health Nursing: Narratives from the Field, and will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16 in the Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery, located on the 4th floor of Laupus Library. The event is free open to the public.
Chapter contributor Dr. Kim L. Larson from ECU’s College of Nursing will be joined by book editor Christina A. Harlan (UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing), and chapter contributors Marie Collins Donahue (UNC Children’s Hospital), Christina Martinez Kim (Duke University Health Systems), and Ruth-Ann McLendon (Johns Hopkins Medical Center).
Introductory remarks will be followed by chapter readings from all four contributing authors. Each will share their own perspectives and experiences as nurses serving as front-line providers in global health. The authors will recount their personal experiences with the Ebola epidemic, treating patients with AIDS, and the challenges and rewards of confronting vast health disparities and providing health care in other languages and different cultural contexts.
The series will serves as an opportunity for others to learn more about the culture of the Division of Health Sciences and the work done by East Carolina University scholars and researchers.
“Speaking Volumes” also complements Laupus Library’s Health Sciences Author Recognition Awards program, which honors Health Sciences faculty and staff each fall for their published research and scholarly contributions to their area of study.
For more information, contact Kelly Rogers Dilda at email@example.com.