2014 Meredith E. Drench Lecture – “My Personal Journey: From the Bedside to the Halls of Congress”

2014 Meredith E. Drench Lecture
“My Personal Journey: From the Bedside to the Halls of Congress”

Presented by Karen A. Daley (SPH ’88), PhD, RN, FAAN
President, American Nurses Association

ANA President - Karen Daley

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
4:00-5:00 p.m.
BU Sargent College
635 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 101
Boston, MA 02215
Admission is free. The public is cordially invited.

Join us as Karen A. Daley (SPH ’88), President of the American Nurses Association, shares her journey from clinical nurse to patient and advocate. Daley will discuss the importance of caring for patients holistically from the perspective of caregiver and health care consumer. She calls on practitioners to embrace a broad view of health, encompassing the psycho-social-economic dimensions of well-being and addressing the limitations of the current health care system.

There will be a reception following the lecture in the Setterberg Lounge, 2nd floor. Contact Kat Tokarz 617-353-2705 for more details or to request special accommodations.

Please note: Guests who wish to avoid the Red Sox parking rate may use the Agganis Arena Garage, 925 Commonwealth Avenue.

About the Speaker
Currently serving as president of the American Nurses Association (A.N.A.), Karen A. Daley spent more than 26 years as a staff nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She is a past president of the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses (M.A.R.N.) and the Massachusetts Center for Nursing. In addition, she has served on the boards of A.N.A., the American Nurses Credentialing Center (A.N.C.C.), and the American Nurses Association Political Action Committee (A.N.A.-P.A.C.).

Daley has received numerous honors for her outstanding leadership and excellence in practice.  She was recognized  as a “living nursing legend” by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, and in 2006, was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in recognition of her advocacy work in needlestick prevention. She has authored numerous articles on nursing and health care, and served as a staff writer for the Bay State Nurse News. Currently, she is a reviewer for the Journal of Emergency Nursing, the American Journal of Nursing, and the American Journal of Infection Control.

Daley holds a diploma in nursing from Catherine Laboure School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Curry College, a Master of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health, and a Master of Science and PhD in nursing from Boston College.

Watch last year’s Drench Lecture, “Who Says I Can’t”, presented by Jothy Rosenberg.