Gloria Donnelly, dean and professor of the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, will present the lecture, “The Examined Life: Professional Obligations for Self-Care,” at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in the auditorium of the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University, 370 Bassett Road.
Donnelly will discuss stresses related to caring and effective strategies for self-care, which is a core value of holistic nursing. Holistic nurses recognize that they cannot facilitate healing unless they are in the process of healing themselves, according to the American Holistic Nurses Association. The World Health Organization defines self-care as “activities individuals, families and communities undertake with the intention of enhancing health, preventing disease, limiting illness and restoring health.”
Donnelly’s lecture is part of the Quinnipiac University School of Nursing’s celebration of its recent endorsement by theAmerican Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC). The Quinnipiac School of Nursing is one of 12 nursing schools with holistically-endorsed programs, and only the second school with endorsed DNP programs.
Donnelly’s interest in psychiatric-mental health nursing led her to hold clinical and educational positions at Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Hospital and the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital. She is the author of four textbooks, recipient of two American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year awards, and currently editor of Holistic Nursing Practice, a peer-reviewed journal that explores the science of health and healing. Donnelly speaks at the national level on nursing education and a variety of mental health topics.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203-582-8652.