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September 2017 E-newsletter





Nursing Fellowship in Uganda

Carole MacKenzie, MEd, BSN, RN-BC, Lunder Dineen’s Professional Development Specialist, was selected to be a Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health Nursing Fellow for 2017.  In her fellowship role, she worked collaboratively with Mary Sebert, RN, MPH, the International Nurse Program Manager for MGH Global Health, to develop a nursing leadership course to be presented in Mbarara, Uganda.  

The goal of the course was to increase the knowledge and competency level of Clinical Instructors at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), enabling program attendees to teach and assist MUST nursing students in the acquisition of knowledge and skills in the clinical setting.  The course was held during the week of August 21-25. 
Pictured above are many of the MUST nursing students, Mary Sebert (left, front row), and Carole MacKenzie (middle, second row) at the closing ceremony for the course on Friday, August 25. 



September 2017 



Nursing Fellowship in Uganda 

Time to Ask featured on The Pulse AM 620 

Good Morning Maine - Noah's Notes 

ANPD National Conference

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Time to Ask Featured on WZON, The Pulse, AM 620 

On September 26, Lunder-Dineen Time to Ask Advisory team members participated in the WZON, The Pulse, AM 620 show.  Mass General's John F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP joined Shawn Yardley, BSW, MBA, CEO of Community Concepts, and show host/moderator Don Cookson, to discuss the impacts of substance use, the importance of fostering and supporting those in recovery and recovery-oriented resources and programs for individuals and families across the state. (pictured above left to right: Don Cookson, Shawn Yardley, and Paul Allen) 

The Lunder-Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine is collaborating with Dr. Kelly, Mr. Yardley and experts from all across Maine and Mass General to develop a new initiative called Time to Ask. The mission of the Time to Ask program is to empower health care professionals with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to talk with patients and families about the impacts of alcohol use so that patients can make informed decisions. Time to Ask aims to make conversations about alcohol use as common as any health questions, and in a way that is not judgmental or stigmatizing, but recognized as an important part of overall health.

Thank you to John F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP, Shawn Yardley, BSW, MBA and the entire team at WZON, The Pulse AM 620 show!  A recording of the show will be available on the Lunder-Dineen website in the near future - please stay tuned!


Good Morning Maine - Noah's Notes

On September 15, Bruce Campbell, LCSW, LADC, CCS from Wellspring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services and the Bangor Area Recovery Network joined Dr. Noah Nesin, MD, FAAFP from Penobscot Community Health Care and Lunder-Dineen adviser, for the Noah's Notes segment of Good Morning Maine to discuss National Recovery Month and the issues facing Maine.  National Recovery Month is the time to take action and help raise awareness for programs that strengthen our communities against substance use disorders. 

To watch the segment, click on the video below. 


ANPD- National Conference Podium Presentation

Lunder-Dineen is grateful and honored to have been presenters at this year's national Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) conference in New Orleans. The presentation titled, "Best Practices for Transforming 21st Century Multigenerational Learning" centered on the importance of embracing a multi-generational workforce while ensuring all generations on the nursing team are heard, valued, and respected. (Pictured left to right: Carole MacKenzie, Labrini Nelligan, Denise O'Connell, and Samantha Nock)


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