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"Healing Our Health Care System: Novel Ideas For Reclaiming Care" - Explorer Series Lecture, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Theresa Brown, Clinical Nurse and Bestselling Author
To heal our health care system we must return to our roots in the human: our patients' humanity and our own. Drawing on clinical examples and works of literature, we’ll learn that to heal patients, clinicians must first heal themselves.

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Nurses and Doctors: Remedying the Communication Divide

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The Department of Medicine hosts local faculty and outstanding regional or national leaders in their respective fields, who present on a range of topics in weekly grand rounds that represent all of the department’s subspecialties. Each year, the Medicine Grand Rounds schedule offers presentations in a variety of formats. These presentations are designed for our faculty, residents, fellows, other healthcare professionals, and researchers who wish to remain up to date on new science in their field and to encourage collaboration among scientists and physicians. Medicine Grand Rounds are held weekly at 12pm in the LHAS auditorium. Attendees can receive CME credit.

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Pulmonary Hypertension Association - PHPN Symposium

The PHPN Symposium is an event held once every two years that brings together more than 500 PH-treating health care professionals to learn and earn CME/CE; share research among peers; and network with other health care professionals. The 2017 PHPN Symposium, Navigating the Future: Individualizing Patient Care in the Face of Increasingly Complex Treatment Options, will be held in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area on Oct. 5-7, 2017.

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Warwick's - Book Discussion

Warwick's is hosting clinical RN Theresa Brown on Thursday, June 16th at 7:30pm to discuss and sign her new memoir, The Shift.  

Theresa Brown received her B.S.N. from the University of Pittsburgh and, during what she calls her past life, a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago. Brown is a regular contributor to the New York Times blog "Well." Her essay "Perhaps Death Is Proud; More Reason to Savor Life" was included inThe Best American Science Writing 2009 and The Best American Medical Writing 2009

This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

In a book as eye-opening as it is riveting, practicing nurse and New York Times columnist Theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day on a hospital's cancer ward.

In the span of twelve hours, lives can be lost, life-altering medical treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. In Brown's skilled hands—as both a dedicated nurse and an insightful chronicler of events—we are given an unprecedented view into the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country, and by shift's end, we have witnessed something profound about hope and healing and humanity.

Every day, Theresa Brown holds patients' lives in her hands. On this day there are four. There is Mr. Hampton, a patient with lymphoma to whom Brown is charged with administering a powerful drug that could cure him—or kill him; Sheila, who may have been dangerously misdiagnosed; Candace, a returning patient who arrives (perhaps advisedly) with her own disinfectant wipes, cleansing rituals, and demands; and Dorothy, who after six weeks in the hospital may finally go home.

Prioritizing and ministering to their needs takes the kind of skill, sensitivity, and, yes, humor that enable a nurse to be a patient's most ardent advocate in a medical system marked by heartbreaking dysfunction as well as miraculous success.

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Whitehall Public Library - Reading, Discussion & Signing: THE SHIFT

Wed May 4 @ 7pm – Make sure to be “on call” this evening when the library welcomes bestselling author and registered nurse Theresa Brown for a special talk.

Ms. Brown’s The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives is a day-in-the-life account of a nurse and has been praised by readers and critics alike – even meriting a spot on the New York Times Best Sellers List. She’ll speak about her writing, her experiences as a nurse, and what life is like as a health professional in Pittsburgh.

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Oncology Nursing Society, 41st National Congress - Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lectureship

Love Made Visible: The Joys & Pains of Oncology Nursing

As an oncology nurse, the poetic line, "Work is love made visible," succinctly expresses what is great and what is hard about the job. Explore the psychosocial challenges faced by oncology nurses, arguing in the end that joy in the work can be restorative (in conjunction with great colleagues, time for self care, a supportive administration, and the ability to reflect).

The Mara Mogensen Flaherty Lecture is generously supported by the ONS Foundation.

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Ohio University - College of Health Sciences and Professions - Invited Lecturer

Authors bring higher ed and healthcare hot topics to campus

Jeff Selingo and Theresa Brown to discuss recent books

Feb 15, 2016
From staff reports

The College of Health Sciences and Professions is bringing two noted authors to campus in February and March to discuss higher education and healthcare issues and solutions.

On Feb. 23, CHSP and the Provost’s Office will cosponsor former Chronicle of Higher Education Editor Jeff Selingo, who will discuss his most recent book, “College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students.”

Called “one of the most respected observers of American higher education,” Selingo reflects on the various trends and issues that will define the future of higher education. He raises a number of provocative thoughts regarding today’s college students and how institutions can most effectively respond to the dramatically shifting environment for higher education in America.

Selingo will discuss what students and parents should look for when trying to select the “right college” and the crucial role of technology in increasing access to high quality education regardless of budget or location.

Whereas Selingo takes a broad view of his topic, former English graduate and current critical-care nurse Theresa Brown, in “The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives,” takes an intimate, personal approach to a profession that faces issues similar to those of higher education: how to successfully balance business realities with a humanitarian mission, and the advantages and disadvantages that technology presents.

As she will discuss during the lecture on March 30, both Brown and her patients have experienced first-hand the challenges of modern healthcare, which have led to patients fearing drug-resistant infections and to Brown working 12 hours straight, often skipping meals and breaks to make sure questions are answered, comfort is offered and medicines are given on time.

By inviting readers to join her “on the floor,” Brown puts a human face on such abstract issues as professional respect, interdisciplinary approaches to treatment, the complexity of treating cancer and the financial aspects of medicine at every level.

Both authors will also meet with students on campus and will answer questions after each lecture.

Selingo will speak at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Baker Center 240-242. His lecture is going to be livestreamed at

Brown will speak at noon, Wednesday, March 30, at Walter Hall Rotunda. For more information contact Jenni Young

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