Narratives of Diversity, a one-day interactive conference and writing workshop focused on issues of diversity and marginalization in nurses’ personal, professional, and academic lives, will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, June 25, at Hunter College. There are still a few spaces available, so you can register online or in person at the door. Walk-ins are encouraged to attend.
Participants will gain experience in using reflective writing as a way of processing emotionally charged events to reduce stress and burnout. CHMP poet-in-residence Joy Jacobson and senior fellow Jim Stubenrauch will guide participants through exercises involving prompted writing, reading, and sharing of stories concerning diversity and marginalization. We will also explore strategies for bringing a raised awareness of diversity and marginalization to one’s community, workplace, or school.
The keynote speaker will be Deborah Washington, PhD, RN, director of diversity for patient care services at Massachusetts General Hospital and a clinical instructor at the MGH Institute School of Nursing. In an interview, Dr. Washington said, “The advantage of working with a diverse workforce is that you work with people who understand specific cultures, beliefs, and attitudes. This translates into better patient care and a greater sense of satisfaction from patients and families with that care.”
All nurses—clinicians, faculty, researchers, administrators, and students—at all levels of writing skill and experience are welcome.
Narratives of Diversity will be held on Tuesday, June 25, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the Faculty Dining Room at Hunter College (68th Street Campus), 695 Park Avenue, New York City. Participants will be awarded 7 CE contact hours. The cost is $165 (includes continental breakfast; lunch on your own); the cost for students (with valid ID) is $99. Group discounts are available at $125/person for groups of 6 or more from one institution.
Registration: By phone: 212.650.3850
On the Web: https://ceweb.hunter.cuny.edu/cers/CourseBrowse.aspx
Enter course code: NARDIV