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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Health Care Study Tour to
Scotland Planned for Aug. 2-17.
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: Feb. 2, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — A study program planned this summer in Scotland will offer nurses and health professionals the opportunity to learn about health care issues in an international environment.
The program, titled "Nursing and Health Care in a Socialized Health System," will compare and contrast mental health and elder care in Scotland and the United States during a two-week excursion Aug. 2-17.
Scheduled activities include visits to the Lothian College of Health Studies, a large psychiatric hospital that serves the Edinburgh area; a community psychiatric outpatient and home care program outside Livingston; an 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. Activities also include lectures on Scottish and the National Health Service's history and policies.
Participants will have opportunities to explore historical and cultural sites around Edinburgh and take a $300 optional tour to the Scottish Highlands. Housing will be available at Dalkeith House, a four-story, 18th century manor house located just outside Edinburgh.
The tour, led by Kathy Anderson, an associate professor of nursing at UW-Eau Claire, is open to nurses, health professionals and other interested parties. Nurses may earn 30 contact hours through the UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education in Nursing.
Because enrollment is limited to 20, early registration is recommended. Registration will close March 20. The cost of the tour, which includes airfare, ground transportation, room and board, some meals and a famous Military Tattoo performance, is $2,475.
For more information or registration materials, contact the UW-Eau Claire Nursing Outreach at (715) 836-5745 or email

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

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

Updated: Feb. 4, 1999