West Virginia University’s Health Sciences Center faculty will administer a monthly Journal Club directed towards advanced illness care.
The Journal Club will critically evaluate articles of academic, scientific, clinical, medical and philosophical literature. Articles discussed during meetings will focus on hospice, palliative care, and post-acute care. Each meeting will focus on a new article that will be posted in advance.
“We are excited to take a new step to build interest and awareness of advanced illness care and the concept of “care beyond cure” by starting a Journal Club,” said Malene Davis, RN, MBA MSN CHPN.
The Journal Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Meetings for the Journal Club will be held in HSC South G288E, Chill Pod 3 at The Market. A light lunch is provided for those who attend.
Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor, Georgetown University’s highest academic rank, and director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law, will present “Legal Determinants of Global Public Health: Advancing the Right to Health” as part of the School of Public Health’s Dean's Colloquium Series on Friday, March 27, from noon to 1 p.m. in 1909 Health Sciences Center North, with a pre-event reception from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Fukushima lobby. The event, which helps kick off Research Week, is free and open to the public.
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