Canadian nursing textbook author supports Highlands Hope

Thr following press release was published today in Montreal:

Pearson Canada Supports Highlands Hope Nursing Consortium in Tanzania

Author Madeleine Buck Donates Royalties To Help In Fight Against HIV-AIDS

Montreal, Canada, April 21, 2009:  Pearson author Madeleine Buck, co-author of Fundamentals of Canadian Nursing: Concepts, Process, and Practice, 2nd ed., and an Assistant Director at the McGill School of Nursing, recently announced that she would donate her share of royalties from the textbook to the Highland Hopes Nursing Consortium in Tanzania, which works with HIV-AIDS patients in that country.

Pearson Canada, which sponsored a speaker event in Montreal for nurses from the Consortium, is donating copies of Buck's textbook to the organization. Visiting nurses included Highland Hopes Chair Evangelista Kayombo and Coordinator Betty Liduke.

Highlands Hope of Tanzania and the McGill School of Nursing will create a Center of Excellence for Best Nursing Practices in Rural Africa at TANWAT Company Hospital, a McGill clinical teaching site in Njombe, Tanzania. The partnership is also developing training resources for Highlands Hope nurses, including basic computer skills and pain management techniques for resource-limited health care systems.

"Pearson has a deep commitment to supporting projects in our own community and communities around the world that make a difference in people's lives," said Steve O'Hearn, President of Pearson Higher Education Canada. "We're glad to support the generosity of our nursing author Madeline Buck and the important work of the Highland Hopes Nursing Consortium in Tanzania."

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Rod Granger