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School of Nursing: In the News

Dean Emeritus Rheba de Tornyay recently was featured in several publications and radio because of her opposition to Washington state's "Death With Dignity" Initiative 1000, including:

"Two widows on opposing sides of assisted suicide"
KUOW News, Sept. 23, 2008

"Initiative 1000 would let patients get help ending their lives"
Seattle Times, Sept. 22, 2008

"Proposal is reckless, unnecessary"
Seattle P-I, Aug. 25, 2008
Guest column by Dean Emeritus Rheba de Tornyay on assisted suicide.

* Postscript: On Nov. 4, Washington state voters passed this initiative.

Other recent media coverage:

"A consensus about day care: Quality counts"
New York Times, Sept. 14, 2008
Features Cathryn Booth-LaForce, the Charles and Gerda Spence Endowed Professor in Nursing.

"Study Finds Nurses Need Their Naps"
Nursezone.com, July 31, 2008
Features research by school alumnae Diana McMillan, PhD ’01, and Wendy Fallis, PhD ’02.

"Working Dad: Back to basic training"
Seattle P-I, June 26, 2008
Features Pamela L. Jordan, associate professor, Family and Child Nursing.

"Pauline Mary Bruno, 1922-2008: Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro at age 77"
Seattle P-I, June 16, 2008
Obituary on former UW nursing professor.

"UC Davis appoints Heather Young as associate vice chancellor for nursing"
June 16, 2008
Young, who will lead a new school of nursing at UC Davis, received her master’s in nursing and her doctorate in nursing science from the UW.

"Program helps parents bond with baby"
KING-5 TV, June 9, 2008
Features Jean Kelly, professor, Family and Child Nursing.

"Redesign flawed health care system"
Seattle P-I, June 9, 2008
Commentary features Dean Emeritus Nancy Woods on the contributions of nurse practitioners, physician assistants and others in solving the primary-care shortage.

"Show, not tell"
Yale Nursing Matters, Spring 2008
Profile of Yale alumna Carolyn Webster-Stratton, professor, Family and Child Nursing.

"New study shows significant gaps in availability of hospice care"
AHC Media, June 2008
Features George Demiris, associate professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, on the use of technology, including videophones, to better serve patients in rural areas.

"Sleep troubles vary between Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers"
KING-5 TV, May 2, 2008
Features Susan McCurry, research professor, Psychosocial and Community Health.

"Raising the medical bar"
UW Daily, April 29, 2008
A feature on the school’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

The School of Nursing held an April open house in its newly remodeled Center for Excellence in Nursing Education simulation lab, which led to substantial news coverage:

"Meet the Sims -- at nursing school"
Seattle P-I

"Nurses learn on simulators before caring for human patients"

"UW Nursing Students Practice on Computers taht Look Like Patients"
Q13 FOX News

"High-tech simulators enhance nursing education"


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