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Nursing Network Call - Complexity in Education, Leadership, Research, & Innovation
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When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
From 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM ET

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The Nursing Network call series takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. Facilitated by Carol Geary, it features conversations to explore the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report on The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health and other topics. All are welcome.

Nursing Network Call
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 1-2pm ET
Complexity in Education, Leadership, Research, & Innovation
Guest: Gail Mitchell and Nadine Cross

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Complexity in Education, Leadership, Research, & Innovation (ppt)

Seeing the forest (video)

PerLS learning environment (weblink)

This session will include a conversation between the two speakers about their involvement in five different projects that integrate complexity thinking with: education (pedagogy and eLearning), patient safety (Seeing the Forest), health coaching (developing and supporting 5 RNHCs in communities with persons living with diabetes and dementia), leadership and metaphor, and research-based drama on relationality and dementia. Each area will be started with a critical question and at least one understanding that emerges from the work about complexity thinking and its applicability. Guest speakers invite participants and listeners to participate in the conversation by sharing what ideas or what projects resonate with them in their work and how they might build on the ideas or take the ideas in a different direction.

Gail Mitchell is a Professor of Nursing at York University in Toronto, Canada and the Director/Chair of the York-University Health Network Nursing Academy. Before becoming an educator and researcher, Gail was the Chief Nursing Officer in a large teaching hospital. Gail has been working with complexity theory in research, education, and health care settings for about 7 years. She is particularly interested in how complexity and the arts enable education and knowledge mobilization.

Nadine Cross is an Educator, Research Associate and Project Manager and works with Gail on numerous projects relating to complexity, education, eLearning, patient-centred care, and arts-based methodologies. Nadine is particularly grounded in philosophical thinking and pedagogy. She is an associate of the York-UHN Nursing Academy and lends her expertise to many educational projects and pedagogical innovations.

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