Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 5th International Conference on Family Nursing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Kathleen Flaherty

Concordia College-NY, USA

Keynote: Developing a healing presence and an authentic caring nursing practice

Time : 9:15-09:45

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Biography:

Kathleen Flaherty is the Dean and Professor of Nursing at Concordia College-NY. She has expertise in nursing leadership, teaching, curriculum and program development, grant writing, and mentoring. She is nationally certified in rehabilitation nurse and nursing education. She has numerous years of nursing practice in rehabilitation, medical-surgical and pediatric nursing. She has a Doctoral degree from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Master’s Degree from New York University. Her dissertation was “Self-Care Agency and Wellness Behaviors in Baccalaureate Nursing Students” and she continues to have a passion for supporting caring and wellness for caregivers and their patients.rn

Abstract:

Applying theoretical caring concepts from Florence Nightingale and Jean Watson, strategies toward authentic caring and healing presence in nursing practice will be explored and case scenarios will be used to apply these concepts. Before we can create a caring healing presence for our patients and colleagues, we need to develop our own self-awareness and self-care practices. Suggestions toward a reflective nursing practice with strategies toward self-awareness and self-care will be emphasized so that our presence promotes an environment that is conducive toward holistic healing. Mindfulness, creating of intentions, meditation, and centering are among the approaches that facilitate the development of your healing presence and authentic nursing care.rn

Keynote Forum

Heather MacDonald

University of New Brunswick, Canada

Keynote: Getting back into the game: Returning to work after depression

Time : 9:15-09:45

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Biography:

Heather MacDonald has completed a Master’s degree in Nursing at the University of Toronto, Canada and a PhD at the University of Manchester in the UK. Currently, she is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick (Canada). Her doctoral work examined respite for parents who were caring for children who required complex care and this paper comes from that work.

Abstract:

In this grounded theory study 40 English speaking women from a rural province of Canada were interviewed to learn about their experiences of returning to work after a depression. Women described getting back in the game as being difficult and challenging as they had not completely recovered by the time they returned to work. However, they felt compelled to return to work in order to keep their jobs, in order to resume health and social benefits, and to reinstate their wages. A number of themes emerged from the interview data. These included the presence of stigma, the active pursuit of silence, and battling adversity. Each of these core themes serves to describe the women’s experiences of returning to work. The women described wearing a mask or “putting on a face” to combat the stigma associated with their illness. In this presentation the three themes will be discussed along with a thorough description of wearing a mask. Strategies that employers can employ to ease the transition back to work will be discussed.

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Biography:

Andrew G Weinstein MD received his Medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania; residency and allergy and immunology fellowship from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Family Therapy training from the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. He is a “Train the Trainer” in both Motivational Interviewing and Shared Decision Making. He founded Asthma Management Systems LLC., and initiated research funded by the NIH and Merck to test effectiveness of the Asthma Adherence Pathway. He has authored more than 30 articles and chapters in the area of adherence and psychosomatic asthma and is a Leader in the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology.

Abstract:

Asthma Adherence Pathway (AAP) app enables clinicians to help patients follow through with complex treatment plans. There are three components to this proven effective population healthcare model: The AAP permits identification of reasons (barriers) for not taking asthma medication. Patients then receive in both print and video format the significance of their responses and actions they may take to promote adherence to treatment. Clinicians see the patient’s responses and are given clinical decision support adherence strategies to help the patient follow the treatment plan; Clinicians are trained to use Motivational Interviewing, which helps the patient overcome ambivalence about medication use. Training is provided both in person and online and the curriculum is part of the AAP and; Patients are given Internet enabled electronic monitors that fit onto their metered-dose inhalers (both preventative and rescue) which record date and time of use. Clinicians can: monitor the course of treatment in their clinic and apply the AAP to improve adherence to preventative treatment and reduce the need for rescue medication when needed. The model has been found effective in trials with children and adults with severe asthma. The AAP app has been proven effective to increase adherence and quality of life of adult asthma patients. This model is being tested in controlled trials funded by Merck at Highmark and the National Institutes of Health at Geisinger Health Plan.