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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Summer Nursing Study in Scotland Scheduled for Aug. 4-18
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MAILED: March 18, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Continuing Education in Nursing program will sponsor a summer study in Scotland.

"Nursing and Health Care in a Socialized Health System" and Scottish cultural activities will be explored during the two week program scheduled for Aug. 4-18.

The tour will be lead by Kathy Anderson, associate professor of nursing, and is open to nurses, other health professionals and other interested people. Participants will compare and contrast mental health and elder care in Scotland and the United States. The program includes lectures on Scottish history and health care history and policies, a visit to the Lothian College of Health Studies, a large 300-bed psychiatric hospital in Edinburgh, a modern general hospital with in-patient facilities and a community psychiatric out-patient and home care program in Bangour/Livingston, a child adolescent psychiatric day treatment facility in Edinburgh, a long term care facility, and the HIV/AIDS treatment units in Edinburgh. Work shadowing with Scottish nurses and other health professionals is available.

The tour cost is $2,460 which includes airfare, ground transportation, room and board at Dalkeith House, some meals at Dalkeith House and the famous Military Tattoo performance at the Edinburgh Castle. Participants stay at the Dalkeith house, a four-story, 18th century manor house owned by the Duke of Buccleugh and leased by the Wisconsin in Scotland Program. The house is located just outside of Edinburgh.

Travelers can explore historical sites such as the Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Sir Walter Scott's Home, Melrose Abbey, and various sites in and around Edinburgh. An optional tour to the Highlands is planned for three days with stops at Caithness Glass Factory, Pitlochery woolen outlets and distilleries, Culloden Battlefield, Inverness, the Black Isle, and the Isle of Skye. Free time is scheduled for golf, shopping, walking or other activities. The cost of the Highlands tour is $300.

Thirty CEU credits provided through the Wisconsin Nurses Association are awarded for full participation through UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education in Nursing.

For more information, contact the UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education in Nursing at (715) 836-5745. Registration is limited to 20 participants, and will close by April 1.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: April 1, 1997