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Naratil Family Health and Human Values Lecture Series

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.

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.

 

Previous Lectures in this Series

Thursday, April 15 | 5:30 pm ET

Speaker:
Ruth McDermott-Levy, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Co-Director, Mid-Atlantic Center for Chidren's Health and the Environment, Region 3; Associate Professor, Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

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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Thursday, February 18 | 5:30 pm ET

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.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 5:30 pm ET

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Speaker:
Peter G. Kaufmann, PhD, FABMR, FSBM

Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
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.

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Accredidation

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).

 

 

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.