SONHS Faculty Visits Guyana

February 13, 2013 — Via a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, the Ministry of Health of Guyana, and the Pan American Health Organization, SONHS Professor and Vice Dean Dr. Doris Ugarriza and Assistant Professor of Clinical Dr. Mary McKay traveled to the Caribbean nation of Guyana from January 17-21, 2013. Drs. Ugarriza and McKay provided a 3-day mentorship and training workshop to faculty and administrators from the Guyana Ministry of Health’s four nursing schools on how to conduct clinical instruction with an emphasis on patient safety. Products of this workshop included a Clinical Instruction Education Manual, with copies delivered to all participants, to the Ministry of Health leadership, and to all participating schools of nursing and hospitals. This activity is in keeping with the School's designation as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Human Resources Development and Patient Safety, and addresses two of the Centre's major goals in the regions of the Americas: development and strengthening of nursing education with a focus on patient safety, and critical information dissemination and knowledge sharing with a focus on nursing workforce development and patient safety.

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