UCLA symposium to explore images of nurses and nursing in the media

Media Contact

Laura Perry
WHAT: 
Nursing is considered the most ethical and honest profession, yet when the public conjures up the image of a nurse, it is usually outdated and incorrect. At a time when America's nurses are assuming greater responsibilities in health care delivery and advocacy, it is time to get the image right. 
 
This UCLA symposium will bring together media analysts, journalists, authors and national nursing leaders to discuss how nurses are depicted "from journalism to Hollywood" and what nurses need to do to actually influence all types of media. An open forum will give attendees the opportunity to interact with the speakers and answer the question: Are nurses ready to step up to the plate?
 
For more information, visit http://ucla.in/JpcR7B.
 
WHO:
Participants will include the following:
 
Diana Mason (Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.)
Rudin Professor of Nursing and co-director of the Center for Health, Media and Policy at Hunter College, health journalist, radio show host
 
Theresa Brown (B.S.N., R.N.)
Oncology nurse, author, New York Times contributor
 
Kaleen Cullen (Ph.D., R.N.)
Assistant director of nursing at CSU Channel Islands, nursing and media researcher
 
Deborah Glik (Sc.D., F.A.A.H.B.)
Professor at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health, director of the UCLA Health and Media Research Group
 
Kia Skrine Jeffers (M.S.N., R.N.)
UCLA doctoral student, writer, actress ("The Closer," "Strong Medicine")
 
WHEN:
8 a.m.–noon, Thursday, May 10
 
WHERE:
Audrienne Moseley Auditorium in UCLA's Factor Building (map
UCLA campus, 700 Tiverton Ave.
 
PARKING:
Parking will be available in Parking Structure 2. Media should R.S.V.P. to media contact for reservations and parking instructions.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:  
Laura Perry | 310-794-4022 | [email protected]
Media Contact:
Laura Perry