12 June 2008: Professor Linda Worrall-Carter, joint Chair for Nursing Research at Australian Catholic University (ACU) and St. Vincent's hospital, will give a keynote speech at this year's Heart Foundation Go Red for Women Day breakfast on Friday 13 June in Melbourne.
Professor Worrall-Carter will speak on her research into self-care models for patients with heart disease. This research helps nurses to better understand the decisions of patients with heart conditions once they leave the hospital environment.
Professor Worrall-Carter has a significant record in this researching area, mentoring PhD students and recently working with visiting FulBright scholar Dr. Barbara Riegel. One of Professor Worrall-Carter’s students was the first nurse to win a cardiac scholarship within The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ).
The Go Red for Women campaigns seeks to raise funds for research and education into women and heart disease. Currently, heart disease is responsible for 17% of all deaths in Australian women.
For more information, please visit: http://www.goredforwomen.com.au
Australian Catholic University (ACU) established as Australia’s only Catholic, national, publicly funded university is open to all. The University empowers its students and staff with a strong sense of social responsibility and concern for the moral and ethical dimensions of their study and their professional and personal lives.