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Naratil Family Health and Human Values Lecture Series

2020-21 Lecture Series


The Face of COVID-19: A Look at the Impact on the Person beyond the Disease and Its Symptoms

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic has greatly impacted people across the world: millions of jobs lost, mental health strain, and stress on communities. Experts from Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing will provide current evidence and facilitate discussion about the multi-faceted effects of COVID-19.

 

 

Dr. Peter Kaufmann

Thursday, September 17
5:30 pm ET
Virtual Event


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Speaker:

Peter G. Kaufmann, PhD, FABMR, FSBM
Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
Associate Editor, Health Psychology

Since time immemorial, societal influences have affected health and well-being at all levels of social standing. Many of these can be understood in the context of poverty, quality of health care and exposure to stress and deprivation. The  COVID-19 pandemic has raised new questions regarding who lives and who dies. Dr. Kaufmann brings to bear his years of research experience on social factors in health in this dissection of what we know – and need to know.

Dr. Linda C. Copel

Thursday, February 18, 2021
5:30 pm EST
Driscoll Hall Auditorium, Villanova University

 

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Speaker:

Linda Carman Copel PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC, CNE, ANEF, NCC, FAPA
Professor
Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

The pandemic has taught people how uncertainty and change can feel challenging,unmanageable and even impossible at times. Stress and loss can cause pain, as well as stimulate people to self-reflect and self-evaluate their lives. Explore some of the emotional journeys, difficult decisions, and sacrifices that people have experienced as they construct and reconstruct their lives. Engage with Dr. Copel as she discusses how individuals and families struggle, respond, and adapt to the anxiety and disruptions experienced during the pandemic.

 

Dr. Ruth McDermott-Levy

Thursday, April 15, 2021
5:30 pm EST
Driscoll Hall Auditorium, Villanova University

 

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Speaker:

Ruth McDermott-Levy, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor & Director, Center for Global & Public Health
M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
Villanova University

COVID-19 has highlighted the racial and economic disparities that have a long history of poor health outcomes for communities of color, indigenous, immigrant and ethnic communities. Nurses and other health care providers must leverage their knowledge and awareness to address the needs of those experiencing chronic health disparities. Join Dr. McDermott-Levy as she  examines our national response to health disparities related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

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About

Started in 1994, the Health and Human Values Lecture Series is an annual series of lectures. In 2015, thanks to the generosity of the Naratil Family, the series was  funded and renamed as the Naratil Family Health and Human Values Lecture Series. The series continues its committment today to educating nursing students, practicing nurses, other health professionals and the lay public on key health-related issues.

Each lecture series focuses on an important health theme across the academic year and also encompasses the M. Louise Fitzpatrick Award for Transformative Leadership lecture and ceremony which celebrates the recipient’s extraordinary leadership and far-reaching impact on society. All lectures are held on Villanova University’s campus and are free and open to the community.

 

The Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing edcuation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation. By attending this event, you will earn 1 contact hour (registration required).
All lectures are free and open to the community.

 

For more information about the lectures, directions, or to be added to the mailing list, call the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at 610-519-4900.