PSNA Call for Abstracts

(PSNA) The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) and the PSNA Environmental Health Committee have issued a Call for Abstracts for the 2013 Annual Fall Summit to be held October 18, 2013, at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, Malvern. Interested poster participants are encouraged to submit an abstract following the prescribed guidelines. No more than two (2) posters may be submitted by the same individual.

Embracing an ecocentric viewpoint has exhilarating potential for transforming nursing beyond its traditional boundaries. We live in a global culture united by economic interdependence, international air travel and worldwide communication networks. Contemporary environmental degradation and disasters have moved into the global arena. Realizing an ecocentric paradigm in nursing will encourage nurses to address worldwide environmental problems that affect the health of everything that exists. As a complement to this year’s theme, “Sustaining Healthy Future: Ecocentric Nursing in a Local and Global Environment,” PSNA is accepting poster abstract submissions utilizing research and evidence to support changes in the health care delivery system to our patients, including programs developed to promote sustainability and promote health in our local and global environments.

It is imperative to identify methods to sustain the world we live in and to identify methods that will promote healthy environments in our work and home environments that transcend traditional boundaries to explore new solutions for our environment. PSNA desires to recognize those who have contributed to quality patient care using best practice methods based on evidence-based practice and research that has led to effective care changes resulting in improved patient care and improved home and work environments in Pennsylvania and beyond. The poster abstract must describe work that has been completed or is near completion and processes that have been fully implemented with demonstration of their effects.

Click here to access submission criteria. Submission deadline is August 16, 2013.

Abstracts can be e-mailed to Patti Gates Smith at psmith@panurses.org. Abstracts are selected by members of the Cabinet on Nursing Practice and Professional Development. Notice of abstract review results will be mailed no later than September 9, 2013. For more information, contact PSNA Director of Professional Development, Patti Gates Smith, MSN, RNC-E, at 717-798-9975.

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