The NPACE 2001 Boston Primary Care Conference
Leora Aldrich, RN & Virginia Graves, RNcMS
at the NPACE 2000 Conference
Virginia presented at NPACE 2001 Boston Primary Care Conference, speaking on:
"Enhancing the Health of College Age Women".
Feedback from participants was very positive:
"What you said about connection made such a difference to me... not only as a nurse practitioner, but as a mother."
"The exercise 'What is a Strong Woman?' was very empowering...to the view of myself as a NP...as well as a person."
I really valued your ideas of groups for young women, and appreciated your ideas on reimbursment so I can share this intervention with the doctors in my office."
An over view includes:
The statistics of young women's health problems are staggering, and unlike other groups, most are preventable.
Traditionaly, there have not been clear guidelines on management of these complex problems. Contemporary research, as by Jean Baker Miller at the Stone Center at Wellesley,
gives some clues. Her work demonstrates repeatedly, that what enhances health for girls is "connection". Because of this, there are creative interventions that
nurse practitioners and other professionals can offer to enhance the health of young women today. We have knowledge base, skills and concern that can make a
real difference in their lives and level of wellness.
Handbooks that were well received included:
Nurse Practitioner Guide:
Unique Health Needs of Young Women
"Keeping Connected": for early teens and adults
Taking Care of Yourself at College
DoubleSunrise is a resource for you and those you work with:
Applies contemporary research to young women's health.
Offers safe and reliable health information for young women and their parents.
We can send you:
FREE Bookmarks for your patients.
FREE small display boards for your office or waiting room.
FREE brochures for young women and parents of girls.
Just email us.
View Facilitator Kits with step-by-step guides for
nurses to run groups as:
"Stopping Smoking (is different) for Young Women"
Taking Care of Yourself Groups
Virginia Graves, RNcMS Speaking Engagements
Nursing Spectrum's Career Expo 3/01
Taughton High School Health Fair 4/01
Partners in Perinatal Care 5/01
Gloucester High School Students 9/01
Mother/Daughter Health Workshop:
"The Unique Health Needs of Young Women":
Gloucester YMCA 1/02
York College: Women's History Month Event 3/02
This is a new, nurse practitioner business, and we would greatly appreciate your help in the form
of feedback. Tell us what you like, what you see as valuable for you,
or any other thoughts about the site. (if you have a daughter, we'd love her feedback as well) Thanks!