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Speaking Volumes Book Discussion Series

Laupus Library created a new book discussion series entitled “Speaking Volumes: A Book Discussion Series Focusing on the Health Sciences.” The series provides authors with a different venue for dissemination of their work and serves as an opportunity for others to learn more about the culture of the Health Sciences and the work done by ECU scholars and researchers.  

“Speaking Volumes” complements Laupus Library’s Health Sciences Author Recognition Awards program, which honors Health Sciences faculty and staff for their published research and scholarly contributions to their area of study. 

Past Presentations

Global Health Nursing: Narratives from the Field

Chapter contributor Dr. Kim L. Larson from ECU’s College of Nursing presented along with book editor, Christina A. Harlan (UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing) and chapter contributors Marie Collins Donahue (UNC Children’s Hospital), Christina Martinez Kim (Duke University Health Systems), and Ruth-Ann McLendon (Johns Hopkins Medical Center).

Introductory remarks on the inspiration for the work are followed by chapter readings from all four contributing authors. Each shares their own perspectives and experiences as nurses serving as front-line providers in global health. The authors recount their personal experiences with the Ebola epidemic, treating patients with AIDS, and the challenges and rewards of confronting vast health disparities and providing health care in other languages and in different cultural contexts. The program ends with a question and answer session.

Watch a recording of this discussion

April 16, 2014

Discuss Your Work

  • If you are interested in participating in a future book discussion program please contact Kelly Rogers Dilda at or 252-744-2232.
  • Please provide your name, department, school/college, email address, phone number, publication type, publication title and date.
  • All presentations are held in the 4th floor Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery of the Laupus Library (except where noted)
  • Lectures may be videotaped