Nursing @ MLA

Typically you wouldn’t expect to find nurses at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association (the MLA, celebrating its 125th year). But then, normally you wouldn’t expect to find a professor of English appointed to a school of nursing either, but I am one.

The times they are achangin’ and interdisciplinarity is the key word. This year’s MLA theme is Translation, and among the Presidential Theme panels is a special session on translational medicine featuring Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut, and Elizabeth Lee, PhD, RN, a recent UConn graduate.

Dean Bavier will offer a historical analysis of the forms of translation that nurses, the modern nursing profession, and nursing theory have engaged in. Dr. Lee will present her work on translating into Chinese the Beck Postpartum Depression Screeing Scale.

The session will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, from 9:00 to 10:15 pm, in room 308 of the Philadelphia Marriott.

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