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What It Means to Matter

During this time of societal change and discontent, we need to matter. Dr. Julie Haizlip explains why mattering is an essential element of our well-being. Dr.  Haizlip is a clinical professor of nursing and director of the Center for Appreciative Practice in the School of Nursing, and co-director of the Center for Interprofessional Collaborations at […]

Pandemic Stories: UVA Nursing

        Nurses have been at the forefront of public health crises throughout history and collecting their stories is a mission of the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry at the University of Virginia‘s School of Nursing. Beth Hundt, clinical assistant professor and Bjoring Center associate; Maura Singleton, Bjoring Center program manager; […]

Meaning in Medicine: How the pandemic is shining light on the importance of our work

During this global health crisis, Dr. Ann Kellams shares her thoughts on being part of a dedicated community of medical professionals. Dr. Kellams is Professor of Pediatrics and Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics at the  School of Medicine at the University of Virginia. She helped bring to UVA The Healer’s Art, […]

Assistants to Nature: Midwives, Obstetrics, and the Medical Turn

From the 18th through 20th centuries, the birthing process saw a shift from the hands of female midwives to the instruments of male obstetricians. Lara Musser describes this shift in “Assistants to Nature: Midwives, Obstetrics, and the Medical Turn,” a current exhibit in UVA’s Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. Ms. Musser is a lecturer in […]

U.S. Health Care: Too Expensive or Priceless?

Most Americans agree that the U.S. spends too much on health care and Carolyn Long Engelhard, MPA, offers commentary on why a fix is so elusive. Ms. Engelhard is an Associate Professor and Health Policy Analyst, Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Lifetime Learning welcomes your comments on […]

Optimizing Athletic Performance

Going the distance to the Final Four takes stamina and optimal performance. In considering training strategies, Arthur Weltman shares his study of elite basketball players: “Noninvasive Assessment of Internal and External Player Load: Implications for Optimizing Athletic Performance.” Mr. Weltman is Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology in the Curry School of Education and Human […]

Basketball: Morning vs. Afternoon Training

March Madness has jumped into April for UVA basketball fans! For the science behind stellar athletic performance, Arthur Weltman shares his study: “Comparing Performance During Morning vs. Afternoon Training Sessions in Intercollegiate Basketball Players.” Mr. Weltman is Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology in the Curry School of Education and Human Development; Professor, Department of […]

What Matters Most?

Palliative care can help people live better, according to Clareen Wiencek, PhD, RN, ACNP, ACHPN at the University of Virginia. Wiencek is Advanced Practice Program Director for MSN and DNP programs in the School of Nursing and immediate past president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Lifetime Learning welcomes your thoughts on the growth […]

Babies at the Border: Revisiting the Role of Nurses on Ellis Island

Nursing has historic ties to U.S. immigration policy, and Arlene W. Keeling provides commentary on how nurses should still play a critical role at our southern border. Ms. Keeling, PhD, RN, FAAN is the Centennial Distinguished Professor Emerita in the School of Nursing and former director of the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical […]