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Rocking the Cradle or the Boat?

Posted on October 7th | by The Beat in Aging, Baltimore, Faculty, Nursing Talk.

There was much that was good about the Summer 2013 issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing magazine, if I do say so myself. (I currently serve as its editor, so I do.) One was that it made deadline, for which many … Read More »

Bullying: Broken Heart, Renewed Commitment

Posted on October 3rd | by The Beat in Faculty, Nursing Talk.
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I walked out of my Baltimore apartment on a Saturday morning in September. The sun was shining, the harbor looked fabulous, and I could not see a lot wrong in the world. I sat down for my breakfast and looked … Read More »

The Chicago Parent Program: An Effective Tool for Low-Income, Urban Parents

Posted on June 11th | by Dr. Deborah Gross in Baltimore, Faculty, SON on the Go.
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As a child psychiatric nurse, my mission is to make a difference in the lives of families with young children, particularly those living in low-income, urban communities.

Farewell to Dean Martha N. Hill–Onward!

Posted on April 18th | by Hopkins Nursing in Faculty, Onward.

When Dean Hill first approached me to discuss what she thought might be the right timing for a transition of the deanship of our school, I was immediately stressed by the concept of losing such a phenomenal leader.

RWJF Scholar Pioneers Innovative Program to Help Low-Income Elderly Age at Home

Posted on April 10th | by Dr. Sarah Szanton in Aging, Faculty, Nursing Talk.
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Nurse Faculty Scholar puts ‘handymen’ to work turning older people’s homes into safe, healthy environments.

The Public Health Crisis that Overwhelms Families: One Family’s Caregiving Story

Posted on December 19th | by Dr. Sarah Szanton in Faculty.
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In my years as a nurse practitioner providing house calls to homebound older adults and their families, some of the most poignant experiences I have had are with the families of completely paralyzed older adults.

Photovoice in rural DR Congo

Posted on August 11th | by Dr. Nancy Glass in Congo, Faculty, SON on the Go.
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Last week we were able to get Sarah Bristol, Traditional 2012 student and Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) award winner started on her very innovative PhotoVoice project.  Sarah is working in partnership with our colleagues at Foundation RamaLevina (FORAL), a … Read More »

Pigs for Peace

Posted on August 3rd | by Dr. Nancy Glass in Congo, Faculty, SON on the Go.
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The last week has been busy working in the villages and visiting members of our Pigs for Peace project in Ciriri and surrounding villages.  The project continues to grow, with a total of 300 families in 15 villages participating in … Read More »

Road Safety in DRC

Posted on July 25th | by Dr. Nancy Glass in Congo, Faculty, SON on the Go.
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Thursday morning the team was heading to the city of Goma.  We had two main objectives for our trip:

Get updated on work colleagues are doing in two partner programs, AFEDEC (Congolese women’s health and development program) and Flamme d’Amour (orphanage)
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Congolese Independence Day

Posted on July 1st | by Dr. Nancy Glass in Faculty.
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We have arrived in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the 30th of June is Congolese Independence from Belgium. Although a day normally celebrated, our Congolese colleagues stated there is nothing to celebrate as life has not gotten better … Read More »

Changes in Port au Prince?

Posted on November 6th | by Dr. Elizabeth Sloand in Faculty, Haiti, SON on the Go.
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After my latest trip to Haiti last month, I have been asked by many about the changes I noticed. Are things getting better since the earthquake? Are things worse? Although my time was spent mostly in the southwest in the rural mountain village of Leon, I also spent some time at the end of the week in Port-au-Prince.

SON team in Leon Haiti last week

Posted on October 18th | by Dr. Elizabeth Sloand in Faculty, Haiti, SON on the Go.
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Our JHUSON contingent of nurses returned home from Haiti late Saturday night/early Sunday morning. I was joined by five graduate NP students: Vanessa Bruce, Anthony Pho, Amber Richert, Amanda Singh, and Tresie Yost. We were part of a multidisciplinary team that delivered primary health care to hundreds of Haitians last week in the rural mountain village of Leon in the southwest.