Stephanie Ross Invited to Speak at Pennsylvania Hospital Conference
December 1, 2012 — Stephanie Ross, an assistant clinical professor and the Director of the Complementary and Integrative Therapy Program, was invited to be a podium speaker at the Pennsylvania Hospital’s 9th Annual Nursing Conference on November 29. She was invited by the hospital’s Nursing Education Department to give a presentation about self-care for care providers. “Nurse fatigue and burnout are high on the list of many professional organizations, and this year’s conference addresses such issues as self-care, professional development, financial planning, educational opportunities, and a panel discussion highlighting nurses working in unusual jobs,” said Philip Landis, Clinical Nurse Education Specialist at Penn Medicine. “The day’s events are intended to renew and inspire professional nurses by focusing on the needs of the mind and body and to empower nurses to cultivate and maintain a resilient attitude in their daily lives.”
Professor Ross gave a similar lecture on self-care to a captive audience during Alumni Weekend 2012 this past May. Her talks empower nurses and health care professionals to take control of their own health and well-being by allowing them to see their “energy vampires,” or people, environments, and activities that needlessly consume the energy that they need to take good care of themselves and others.