Sunday, November 13, 2005: 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Special Session: Profiles in Leadership - Stories From Everyday Heroes
Learning Objective #1: Describe the importance of storytelling in nursing and ways in which to give voice to the daily actions of caring
Learning Objective #2: Use storytelling to share how nurses make a difference for their patients, their institutions, and each other
This is a unique, interactive session in which the two facilitators provide a brief presentation about the uses of storytelling in nursing from passing on traditions to developing nurse leaders. Most of the session time is a discussion format in which the facilitators engage the participants in sharing personal stories. The facilitators weave together themes from the stories and highlight the leadership power among the participants. Storytelling has gained increased attention as an innovative approach to developing staff and an effective strategy for educating healthcare executives, legislators, and the public about how nurses, everyday heroes, make a difference in the healthcare system. Sharing stories with nursing colleagues creates a bond and reinforces the importance of caring at a time when many nurses feel that only finances are valued in healthcare. Storytelling transcends country and language differences and will be an exciting opportunity for participants to communicate what counts. Participants will leave this experiential session with strategies for incorporating the storytelliing in their work place and their practice.
Organizer:Brenda Nevidjon, RN, MSN, FAAN
Presenter:Molly Loney, RN, MSN, AOCN

Sigma Theta Tau International
38th Biennial Convention - Clinical Sessions
November 12-13, 2005
Indianapolis, IN