Context of caring seminar
Health Services and Practice is proudly hosting a seminar featuring John W Nelson and Geraldine Murray.
In this presentation John Nelson will provide an overview of several multi-country research studies and discuss the implications of understanding caring across different cultural contexts. Geraldine Murray will discuss the context of care from the perspective of an Executive Director of Nursing in Saudi Arabia.
John W Nelson
John Nelson, RN, MS, is President of Healthcare Environment (HCE), an international data management and consultation company. His experience includes 11 years as a staff nurse and the last 12 years as President of HCE. He is a Facilitator for the Caring International Research Collaborative, the largest research community within Sigma Theta Tau International. He has published in peer reviewed nursing journals, is co-editor of book Measuring Caring (2011), published by Springer Publishing and has spoken at several international conferences. John graduated with his associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) in 1992, BSN in 1995 from Bethel College, MS in statistics through the school of nursing at the University of Minnesota where he is currently a doctoral candidate.
Geraldine recently joined the International Medical Centre in Jeddah as its Executive Director of Nursing and is currently on leave from the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) where she had been Director of Nursing, Health and Social Sciences Department since 2005. Her career has spanned a period of 38 years during which time she has nursed in Psychiatric and General Nursing and spent many years specialising in Intensive Care and Coronary Care Nursing. She has worked extensively throughout the Middle East, Australia, UK and Ireland and has extensive management experience in front line, middle and senior management. In 2003, Geraldine led the first successful Critical Care / Operating Room merger in Ireland and subsequently managed this suite of operating rooms and critical care units across sites. She is a founding member of CIRC (Caring International Research Community) - 2005 since merged as a research community with the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Thau International and is the author of many publications.