U of A School of Nursing to Host Workshop Featuring Hedy S. Wald

Hedy S. Wald
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Hedy S. Wald

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing is hosting an interdisciplinary workshop on reflective writing at noon on Thursday, March 14, at the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences.

The workshop is titled "Fostering Reflective Capacity With Interactive Reflective Writing: Reflection Apprenticeship" and will be held in the agricultural sciences center's main auditorium at 1371 W. Altheimer Drive in Fayetteville.

The featured speaker will be Hedy S. Wald, clinical professor of family medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Wald is also the director of resident resilience and wellbeing for residency programs in child neurology and neurodevelopmental disabilities at Boston Children's Hospital-Harvard Medical School.

"We are so pleased to be able to offer this workshop for health disciplines," said Dr. Susan Patton, director of the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. "Dr. Wald is a champion of strategies — both individual and organizational — to improve resiliency, enhance reflection, and foster professional identity formation. She has been a visiting professor in over 50 institutions around the world."

Wald has been honored with Dean's Excellence in Teaching Awards, served as a Fulbright Scholar in medical education for the Ben Gurion University of Health Sciences Faculty of Medicine in Israel, and is a Gold Humanism Foundation Harvard-Macy Scholar.

Wald is known for her keynote speeches, conferences and retreats on the topics of resilience, wellbeing, and vitality in the health professions.

Contacts

Susan Patton, department director
Eleanor Mann School of Nursing
479-575-3907, skpatton@uark.edu

Shannon Magsam, director of communications
College of Education and Health Professions
479-409-0424, magsam@uark.edu

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