March 8, 2009
WVU Parkersburg to host lecture by nursing theorist Dr. Betty Neuman.CONTACT: Debbie Richards, special assistant to the president for policy and social justice, 304-424-8201.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENursing theorist Dr. Betty Neuman will present a lecture, "Neuman's Theory: Then and Now," at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the college theatre.
The goal of Neuman's Theory is to provide a wholistic overview of the physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, and developmental aspects of human beings.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Faculty and students in the areas of health sciences and psychology will find the presentation particularly interesting, noted Barb Lott, a Health Sciences Division faculty member who arranged for the lecture.
The presentation is co-sponsored by WVU at Parkersburg and the Counseling and Wellness Center, PLLC, in observance of Women's History Month.
Born near Lowell, Ohio, Neuman is a registered nurse who received a bachelor of science degree in nursing, a master's in mental health, public health consultation from UCLA, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific Western University.
She developed the Neuman Systems Model in 1970 at the University of California.