Suter Science Seminar - Erika Metzler Sawin, PhD; Seeking Justice in the Stream: Nursing Perspective

Where Science Center, 106

Duration 1 hour

*THIS SEMINAR WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR OCT. 29, BUT WAS MOVED TO NOV. 2 DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY.

Seeking Justice in the Stream: Nursing Perspectives on Caring for Vulnerable Populations by Erika Metzler Sawin, PhD

Public health theorists and practitioners use the stream metaphor to illustrate disease and disability: prevention and root causes upstream and acute problems downstream. In this seminar, Erika will examine upstream and downstream issues in healthcare from a public health nursing perspective. She will relate problems facing the nursing profession such as the global nursing shortage, nursing retention, and nursing image to the urgent need for caring for vulnerable populations and issues of social justice. Dr. Sawin will illustrate these health issues with case study examples to show relevancy at international, national, and local levels.

Dr. Erika Metzler Sawin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing‬‬‬‬ at James Madison University. After receiving her BA in Music from Goshen College, she decided to enter the nursing profession, graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a Master’s degree in Nursing, Community Health focus. Dr. Sawin completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of Virginia. In addition to her teaching, she has worked with local organizations such as Bridge of Hope Harrisonburg/Rockingham and Caregivers Community Network. She lives in Harrisonburg with her husband Mark, who teaches History at EMU, and her children Cora, age 12, and Isaac, age 10. ‬ She attends Community Mennonite Church. Although she truly loves all things sedentary, she also likes hiking and biking.

Intended Audience General Public

Tags ACAD, SCIENCE, SEMINAR, Intellectual Life

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Phone # 540.432.4400

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