MAILED: Jan. 29, 2001
Nursing and Health Care in a Socialized Health System will be the topic explored during a summer study program in Scotland July 30 to Aug. 15.
The program, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education, Nursing will compare and contrast mental health and elder care in Scotland and the United States.
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 rural community psychiatric outpatient and home care program, an urban child adolescent day treatment and child sexual abuse facility, and the HIV/AIDS treatment units in Edinburgh. Participants also may shadow Scottish nurses and other health care professionals if they wish.
The $2,575 fee for the program includes airfare, ground transportation, room and board at Dalkeith House in Dalkeith (which is seven miles from Edinburgh), some meals and a Military Tattoo performance at the Edinburgh Castle. The registration deadline is March 9.
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 participants may arrange to attend. There also will be an optional four-day tour to the Scottish Highlands and Orkney, with stops at Loch Lomond, Glencoe Valley, Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Inverness, Caithness Glass, and Pitlochery woolen outlets and distilleries. The additional cost is $325.
Dr. Kathy Anderson, associate professor of family health nursing, will lead the program, which is open to 20 people.
Participants may earn 30 contact hours or arrange an independent study through the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing, approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Wisconsin Nurses Association.
Call the Continuing Education, Nursing office, (715) 836-5745, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Jan. 29, 2001