Celebration of Nurses in Wales event hosted by UWIC 

AN international conference in celebration of nurses in Wales which is attracting speakers and guests from several countries is being hosted by the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC).

Nursing and Leadership, a one day international conference, takes place on Monday 13 October 2008 at the Hilton Hotel Cardiff from 9am to 5pm.

With guest speakers and panellists from the UK, USA, Canada and Switzerland, and keynote speaker Professor Rosemarie Rizzo Parse presenting the Humanbecoming Leading-Following model, this promises to be a popular event.

Dr John Gunson of UWIC’s Cardiff School of Management who has organised, and will be facilitating the conference said: “It is very exciting for us to have in Cardiff an opportunity to celebrate Nurses in Wales, and at the same time have a valuable research day on the theme of Nursing and Leadership and in particular Parse theory and practice with Professor Parse being present herself”

If you wish to attend or have further information please email Dr John Gunson, jgunson@uwic.ac.uk

Notes to Editors:

Dr Rosemarie Rizzo Parse is an articulate, courageous and vibrant leader with a strong vision and a deliberate determination to advance the discipline of nursing. She is well known internationally for her theory of human becoming – a nursing perspective that focuses on quality of life and human dignity from the perspective of patients, families and communities.

Throughout her career, Dr Parse has made outstanding contributions to the
profession of nursing through her progressive leadership in nursing theory,
research, education and practice. She has developed leading-following, teaching-learning, mentoring, and family models that are used worldwide. She
has published nine books and more than 100 articles and editorials about matters pertinent to nursing.

Dr Parse is a sought-after speaker who has shared her knowledge and passion in over 300 local, national and international presentations and workshops in more than 30 countries on five continents.

Her works have been translated into many languages, and she regularly consults throughout the world with educational programs in nursing and with multiple disciplines in healthcare settings that are utilising her work as a guide to research, practice, leadership, education and regulation of quality standards.

Dr Parse has planned and implemented many international conferences on nursing theory, the humanbecoming school of thought, qualitative research and quality of life.

For further information contact Sarah Huckson, Press Officer, Tel: 029 2041 6221, or e-mail: shuckson@uwic.ac.uk
Web: http://www.uwic.ac.uk/