STTI Nursing Honors Society holds meeting, lecture

February 22, 2011

Members of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society Epsilon Epsilon Chapter met at Kickapoo Creek Winery on February 19 to hold their annual meeting. The meeting included brunch, news updates from the local chapter and international organization, and a lecture entitled “Perceptions of Post-operative Pain: Parents and Nurses” by Professor Amanda Lambie.

The main focus of the meeting was STTI’s new networking website, The Circle. The website was designed to help members of every chapter to communicate and share news and updates. The members also received updates from STTI’s newsletter on their local chapter and news from the international society. STTI announced that its new member induction ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on April 9 at the Hotel Pere Marquette. Kickapoo Creek Winery served brunch alongside the meeting.

After the meeting, Amanda Lambie presented her research findings on the differences between how parents and nurses assess pain in children unable to verbalize their feelings. She found a wide gulf between the two groups and is working to get doctors and nurses to consider parents’ perceptions when assessing pain in children.

STTI has over 400 chapters in more than 80 countries. Bradley’s chapter, Epsilon Epsilon, has over 150 members. More information can be found on the society’s website, http://www.nursingsociety.org