Suffering a traumatic injury from a car wreck, shooting or a fall often is followed by depression or PTSD, affecting the victim’s recovery.
Dr. Therese Richmond, of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, will talk about these linkages at the Cleveland Visiting Scholar lecture on Oct. 4.
Dr. Richmond’s career has been spent studying human response to injuries. She co-founded the Penn Injury Science Center and is associate dean for research and innovation at Penn Nursing in Philadelphia. She was elected for membership to the National Academy of Medicine in recognition of her work.
She told the Philadelphia Inquirer last year, “The thing I really fell in love with is considering what it must be like when you’re fine one minute, and the next minute you have a serious traumatic injury. How do you handle that?”
Her talk, titled “Life is Fragile, Handle with Care,” will be presented by the WSU College of Nursing at the Historic Davenport Hotel on Oct. 4 at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $20, and CE is available.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, Providence Health Care, Kootenai Health, WSNA, and the Empire Health Foundation.