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Self-Course at Linköping University

  • From 7-18 September, 2020 we will start a new Self-Course at Linköping University with 20 students enrolled from Sweden, US, Iran, Italy, China, Denmark. The students have a variety of backgrounds such as nursing, psychology, dental care, to name a few. It is a 3 week course with live Zoom lectures, group work, virtual seminars and working groups with an international faculty. The students will work in different learning formats to develop an in-depth understanding of self-care in relation to chronic illness. We are excited to give this course totally on-line for the first time.

 

2020 Conference Outcomes

  • Our planned face-to-face conference was cancelled due to the pandemic. So we held a 3-day virtual conference in June 2020. At this meeting we discussed results from the scoping review, which identified that relatively few of the published self-care interventions focus on the response to symptoms or self-care management. We agreed on the need for future research on this topic and spent our time discussing study methods.

 

2019 Conference Outcomes

  • Our conference discussion is summarized in this publication: Riegel B, Dunbar SB, Fitzsimons D, Freedland K, Lee CS, Middleton S, Stromberg A, Webber D, Vellone E, Jaarsma T. Self-care research: Where are we now? Where are we going? International Journal of Nursing Studies. In press.

 

THE 2019 INVITATIONAL INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SELF-CARE RESEARCH CONFERENCE HELD AT THE AUSTRAILIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY’S ROME CAMPUS. THE 2020 CONFERENCE WAS VIRTUAL.

2019 Invitational Conference Contributors

Barbara Riegel

Barbara Riegel

Professor, University of Pennsylvania, US

Tiny Jaarsma

Tiny Jaarsma

Professor, Linkoping University, Sweden

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Professor, Boston College, US

Sandra Dunbar

Sandra Dunbar

Professor, Emory University, US

Kenneth Freedland

Kenneth Freedland

Professor, Washington University, US

Dr. David Webber

Dr. David Webber

President, International Self-Care Foundation, UK

Ercole Vellone

Ercole Vellone

Associate Professor, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Anna Stromberg

Anna Stromberg

Professor, Linkoping University, Sweden

Sandy Middleton

Sandy Middleton

Professor, Australian Catholic University, Australia

Donna Fitzsimons

Donna Fitzsimons

Professor, Queen's University, Ireland

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