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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Health Care Tour In Scotland Slated for Aug. 3-18
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MAILED: Feb. 27, 1998

EAU CLAIRE -- A study program being held this summer will give participants a chance to learn and understand nursing and health care issues abroad more than 3,000 miles away.
Set in Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 3-18, the program, "Nursing & Health Care in a Socialized Health System," will offer nurses and health professionals the opportunity to compare and contrast numerous aspects of health services in Scotland and the United States.
The tour explores the delivery of health care in a socialized health care system, examines mental and geriatric health care services in Scotland, probes cultural differences in care of acute and chronically ill populations and analyzes educational preparation of registered nurses. The program will include visits to the Lothian College of Health Studies, a large psychiatric hospital that serves the Edinburgh community; a community psychiatric out-patient and home care program outside Livingston; a child adolescent day treatment facility in Edinburgh; and the HIV/AIDS treatment units in Edinburgh. Work shadowing of Scottish nurses and other health professionals is available.
Participants will reside in an 18th century manor outside Edinburgh and will take several day trips during the tour.
Tour participants can explore historical sites such as the Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Sir Walter Scott's Home, Melrose Abbey and various sites around Edinburgh. The world famous Edinburgh International Festival begins during the tour and arrangements can be made to venues as desired.
An optional tour ($300) to the Highlands, the Western Coast is planned for three days with stops at Caithness Glass, Pitlochery woolen outlets and distilleries, Culloden Battlefield, Inverness, Glenfinnan Monument, Glencoe Valley and Isle of Skye. Free time is scheduled so participants can golf, shop or participate in other activities.
Nurses can earn 30 contact hours through the UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education in Nursing.
The tour, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Continuing Education in Nursing, West Central Wisconsin Consortium and UW-Extension, is led by Dr. Kathy Anderson, associate professor of nursing at UW-Eau Claire, and Becci Wiegand, a psychiatric nurse and site director at the Marshfield satellite program of the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing.
The cost of the tour is $2,460, which includes instructional costs, round trip airfare, housing and ground transportation.
A companion tour that focuses on music and theater arts during the festival also is available.
Because enrollment is limited to 20, early registration is recommended. Registration will close March 20. For more information or registration materials, contact the UW-Eau Claire Nursing and Human Sciences and Services Outreach at (715) 836-5745.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

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

Updated: Feb. 27, 1998