Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Emory Nursing School Holds Book Launch of "Nurse: A World of Care" -May 6 Photo Exhibit, Book Signing

Emory University will launch the book "NURSE: A World of Care" with a photography exhibit and book signing at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing on Tuesday, May 6, to coincide with National Nurses Week. In compelling photographs and words, the book celebrates the vital and often invisible work of nurses around the world.

With introductions by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and international nursing leader Dr. Marla Salmon, the book offers a rich and moving portrait of the profession, captured in stunning detail by photographer Karen Kasmauski and writer Peter Jaret, frequent contributors to National Geographic. The book also reports how the growing crisis in nursing parallels and is part of the larger crisis in health care around the world -- a crisis that increasingly threatens to reverse many of the advances that medicine and public health have achieved in recent years. The spectacular photography exhibit is based on the book. It features more than 50 images by photographer Karen Kasmauski.

Featuring spokespersons:

Dr. Marla Salmon -- Dean of Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and professor of nursing and public health and director.

Karen Kasmauski -- Contributing photographer-in-residence for National Geographic, her book, "Impact: From the Frontlines of Global Health," co-authored with Peter Jaret, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2003.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008
7-9 p.m.
Exhibit will be open to the public from May 15-July 15.

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University
1520 Clifton Rd., NE
Atlanta, Ga., 30322-4207

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