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Professor Sue Turale RN, DEd, FACNA FACMHN from Australia visited Sri Lanka from 10th-17th October 2017. She is the Editor of International Nursing Review, the official journal of the International Council of Nurses in Geneva, Switzerland and is a visiting professor in several universities in Asian countries. During her visit Professor Turale conducted workshops on writing of manuscripts for journal publication and on different aspects of qualitative research, including mixed method research. The workshops were well attended and the audience included graduate students from many universities in Sri Lanka and academic faculty. The “Workshop on Qualitative Research and Assessment of Respiratory Functions” held on 11th October 2017 was organized by the Department of Physiology and Nursing Unit of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, in collaboration with the Primary Care Respiratory Group of Sri Lanka. The seminar on the 12th October 2017 was organised by the Staff Development Committee of the Faculty of Medical Sciences.
Furthermore, Professor Turale had discussions with Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, Vice Chancellor, the Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, and the Coordinator and academic staff of the nursing program regarding developing a masters degree programme for nurses in Sri Lanka.
The University and the Faculty of Medical Sciences warmly welcomed Professor Turale, and thank her for the interactive academic activities during her short visit to our country.