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Nursing professor presents in AustriaDecember 13, 2007
Regis College associate professor of nursing Maureen Beirne Streff, EdD, MS, CS, traveled to Vienna, Austria, to present at the 18th International Nursing Research Congress of Sigma Theta Tau in July.
Beirne Streff, who maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Acton, gave a talk entitled “I’m so glad that someone is willing to listen to what older women think.” She talked about older women and their stories of the power of connection as well as implications for evidence-based nursing practice.
The information was gleaned from interviews with women 65 or older and reflected their life experiences in the context of world events such as the Great Depression, World War II and the Civil Rights Movement.
Her presentation explored how these women found satisfaction, pleasure, effectiveness and a sense of worth in their life activities in connection with others. Also discussed was the potential implication for the nurse-patient relationship.