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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Nursing Program to be Held
In Scotland July 31-Aug. 15
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: Jan. 26, 2000

EAU CLAIRE — "Nursing and Health Care in a Socialized Health System" will be the topic explored during a summer study program in Scotland July 31 to Aug. 15.
The program, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education in Nursing office, will compare and contrast mental health and elder care in Scotland and the United States and is based in Dalkeith, Scotland, which is seven miles from Edinburgh.
Besides lectures on Scottish history and the National Health Service history and policies, the program includes visits to the following locations: the Lothian College of Health Studies, a large psychiatric hospital that serves the Edinburgh community, a community psychiatric outpatient and home care program outside Livingston, a child adolescent day treatment facility in Edinburgh, and the HIV/AIDS treatment units in Edinburgh. Participants also may shadow Scottish nurses and other health care professionals if they wish.
The $2,560 fee for the program includes airfare, ground transportation, room and board at Dalkeith House, some meals and a Military Tattoo performance at the Edinburgh Castle. The registration deadline is March 10.
Free time is built into the program for participants to explore on their own. The world-famous Edinburgh International Festival will begin during the tour, and arrangements may be made to participate. There also will be an optional three-day tour to the Scottish Highlands and the western coast, with stops at Caithness Glass, Pitlochery woolen outlets and distilleries, Culloden Battlefield, Inverness, Glenfinnan Monument, Glencoe Valley and Isle of Skye. The cost is $300.
Kathy Anderson, associate professor of family health nursing, will lead the program, which is open to 20 people.
Participants may earn 30 contact hours.
Call the Continuing Education in Nursing office, (715) 836-5745, or e-mail for additional information.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

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

Updated: Jan. 26, 2000