About Sheila Davis
Sheila Davis , DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN is the Director of Global Nursing at Partners In Health, an international non-governmental organization working in 12 countries globally. Dr. Davis joined the faculty at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in January of 2008, and teaches in Global Health, Immigrant/Refugee Health and HIV/AIDS sub specialty classes. She is an adult nurse practitioner, specializing in HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases, and has had an active clinical practice at the Massachusetts General Hospital Infectious Diseases outpatient clinic since 1997.
Dr. Davis was the co-founder Sibusiso, a Boston based NGO working in South Africa and the Boston area and has worked in the area of domestic HIV/AIDS since 1987 and global HIV/AIDS since 1999. She has an interest in human rights, social justice, global nursing and was one of the first 20 national Carl Wilkens Fellows from the Genocide Intervention Network in 2009 and had a one year fellowship in human rights, genocide prevention, and justice issues. She currently sits on the editorial boards for the Health and Human Rights:An International Journal's and the Journal of Nursing Educaton. Dr. Davis was recently named as a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow for 2012.
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Massachusetts General Hospital - MGH
Website: http://www.mgh.harvard.edu/ Type: Medical Institution Country: United States About: Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest in New England. The 900-bed medical center offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. Each year, MGH admits more than 46,000 inpatients and handles nearly 1.5 million outpatient visits at its main campus and at its four health centers: in the Back Bay, Charlestown, Chelsea and Revere. Its Emergency Department records nearly 80,000 visits annually. MGH is the only hospital in the United States to hold concurrent Level 1 verification for adult and pediatric trauma and burn care. The surgical staff performs more than 35,000 operations and the MGH Vincent Obstetrics Service delivers more than 3,500 babies each year.
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Website: http://www.mghihp.edu/ Type: Academic Institution Country: United States About: An interdisciplinary graduate educational institute affiliated with the Massachusetts General Hospital. MGH Institute prepares skilled health care specialists in Clinical Investigation, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Medical Imaging, Nursing, and Physical Therapy.
Partners In Health - PIH
Website: http://www.pih.org/ Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: United States About: Partners In Health, co-founded by physicians Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim, serves millions of poor patients in nine countries, providing them with extensive health care and social services that address the root causes of poor health. By successfully proving that providing comprehensive, community-based medical care for complex diseases such as AIDS and tuberculosis is not just possible but essential, the organization has helped bring about significant changes in global health policies and practices.
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Sheila Davis replied to "Happy International Nurses Week 2013 - from Partners In Health" in the Global Health Nursing & Midwifery community.
Thanks Maggie! Sent from my iPhone, please excuse the brevity of this message.
I agree Inge, this was an important piece. I have cut and pasted below for people who may not have access to the newsletter. Maggie Sullivan, RN, MS, FNP-BC, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Even when I speak in English to my English-speaking patients, we don’t always understand each ...
Hello Everyone, It is so meet you all and to hear about everyone's experience and interests in global health. I currently work as the Director of Global Nursing at Partners In Health (PIH) www.pih.org and we as an organization work in 10+ countries including the United States. Academically, I work ...
Sheila Davis replied to "Family Involvement in the Hospital - From a Nursing Perspective" in the Global Health Nursing & Midwifery community.
Great topic and overview Elna. I agree that in our quest for "control/infection control" it is often difficult in our US hospitals to be flexible with families. In many resource limited settings ,nurse staffing is often done based on the fact that families do most of the physical care. Although ...
Thanks Lynda and Pat for bringing outcomes into the discussion. Pat-- the fact that there is so limited information available about the impact of nurses on the success (or partial success) of the MDG goals is disappointing. Ideally, outcomes would be developed as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes ...
Sheila Davis recommended "Expert Panel: Best Practices and Appropriate Care in Global Nursing, October 1 – 5, 2012" in the community.
Sheila Davis recommended "Case Presentation: VIA & Cryotherapy in a Low-Resource Setting" in the community.