Autobiography Outline

ORIGINAL OUTLINE – AUTOBIOGRAPHY PROJECT

SECTION 1 EARLY YEARS

1.1.1. Mussallem Family
– historical & current
Grandparents
Parents (SM escape from Lebanon)
Siblings (p.136)
Relatives – Mussallem & Bassette

1.1.2 Prince Rupert – the beginning (SM p.75)
-sidewalks – stores – reading – church – S.S.Prince George – carried on board
-Ocean Falls
-Howe Sound

1.1.3 Vancouver
-Why Vancouver? – SM “could not abandon country of his childrens’ birth”
-SM’s training in motor repairs
apprenticeship years
-soap enterprise (86)

1.1.4 Maple Ridge and Port Haney
– Establishing home
-Establishing Haney garge
-Began school
-Church, sporting, organizations, public library, post office (federal)
-SM in municipal politics (107)
Reeve/mayor for 22 years
-A.M. and the Queen (115)
-Pre-school activities
-School – Haney Public School

SECTION 2 EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE PRE-WAR

SECTION 3 ACTIVE SERVICE

SECTION 4 GRADUATE EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (POST-WAR)

SECTION 5 CNA YEARS

SECTION 5.1 -PILOT PROJECT FOR EVALUATION OF SCHOOLS OF NURSING

5.1.1 Appointment as Director of Pilot Project for Evaluation of Schools of Nursing in Canada
-Leave of absence for 2 years from VGH

5.1.2 Arrival in Ottawa (44 lbs. baggage)
-stay at Bytown Inn

5.1.3 Initial Planning -Meeting with Special Committee of Project in Toronto and Montreal
-Selection of Schools for Pilot Project -Selection of Regional Visitors
-Appointment of Liaison Committee -Publicity for project
-Familiarization trip across Canada
-Meeting with Minister/Deputy Minister of Health and/or Education & Chief Nursing Officer
-meeting with directors of schools to be surveyed and administrative personnel of hospital/university
-meeting with nurses organizations in the community

5.1.4 Survey of 25 schools of nursing in all to provinces (Fr. & Eng.)
-Personnel in schools
-data provided
-survey techniques
-unusual incidents
-interim meeting with executive committee (Board of Directors)

5.1.5 Writing of report in Ottawa and Maple Ridge

5.1.6 Presentation of Final Report to Executive Committee (B of Dir) 1959-60
-4 months Teachers College in New York
-presentations to annual meetings

5.1.7 Halifax June 1960. ”Elle a gagné ses épaulettes”
-acceptance of 4 recommendations

5.1.8 Personal approaches to fill other special positions (see 5.2)
-Director of Special Studies 1960-63

(return to Teachers College in New York to complete doctorate)

SECTION 5.2 DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL STUDIES -CNA

5.2.1 Appointment as Director of Special Studies (condition of appointment
-extension of VGH Leave of Absence)

5.2.2 Development of Plan to Implement 3 of 4 recommendations of Pilot Project
-Directors of project recruited
-Rec. 1 Kasper Naegle -study of whole field of nursing education.
-Rec. 2 School Improvement Program (G. Rowsell)
-Rec. 3 Evaluation of Quality of N.S. (L. Campion)
-Supervision of Special studies: Rec. 1, 2 and 3
-Assistance with writing and publication

SECTION 5.3 ROYAL COMMISSION

5.3.1 Death of Kasper Naegle. CNA Project (Rec. 1) and RCHS project on Nursing Education combined

5.3.2 RCHS Project Director
-defined purpose of project
-planned survey of university schools of nursing and diploma schools of nursing
-on-site visit to university schools of nursing 16 basic (p.75)
-?? Personal
-recommendations

SECTION 5.4 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – CNA

5.4.1 History of CNA

5.4.2 Appointment as Executive Director

5.4.3 Special Projects (Library, Statistics)

5.4.5 International initiatives
-ICN (CNR) – speaker and chair sp. Sessions Frankfurt, Montreal, Mexico, Tokyo, Nairobi, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, Seoul, Madrid
-Red Cross
-WHO (U of Edinburgh)
-Lebanon
-Commonwealth Caribbean (Reg.Nsg.Body)
-Government Delegations
-Middle & Latin America
-Summit Seminars
-Caracas, Venezuela
-Commonwealth Nurses Fed. (1971)
-Montevideo, Uruguay
-Expansion of International Programs (CIDA)
-30th WHO Assembly
-World Federation of Public Health

5.4.6
-Schools of Nsg. To Education system
-CNATS
-CNA House
-Status of Women
-Countdown
-ICN Congress ‘69
-Chain of Office
-CNF (1962)
-Research Unit
-Letters Patent
-Briefs & Position Statements
(Physicians’ Assistant)
-Brief Putting Health into Health Care
-Doctoral preparation for Nurses (Seminar)
-NWTRNA
-Expanded Role for Nurses
-Health Promotion Program
-Special Advisor to Cdn. Nurse delegation and offices at ICN meetings Geneva, Frankfurt, ??, Montreal, Dublin, Mexico City, Tokyo, Nairobi

5.4.6 Personal Etc.
-Honors & Awards (OC)
-Social Life

SECTION 6 RETIREMENT AND BEYOND

6.1.1 Transfer of responsibilities to CNA & CNF to new Executive Director, Feb. 81
-Board of Directors
-staff
-allied health professionals
-records (social wants)

6.1.2 Consultant to new Executive Director
-planning and problems
-clarifications
-relationship with staff

6.1.3 ICN – Election as member of Board of Directors (July 1981)
-Board meetings in Geneva 81-85

6.1.4 Commonwealth Nurses Federation
-Lectureship in West Africa – Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierre Leone, Malta and Cyprus
-Lectureship on PHC (“Continuing Education: an essential to nursing strategy and networks in primary health care”)
-Model lecture and special description in each country and WACN
-Relationships with governments and professional nurses associations
-Caribbean P.H. Association (founding member)

6.1.5 Other International Assignments
-Project Hope – Virginia, USA – Keynote Speaker ‘81
-World Congress on P. Health Care – speaker ‘83
-Consultant and speaker Nursing & Health Cuba ‘81
-Official ICN Representative to second World Congress on Nursing
-Chair, Planning Session, World Federation of Public Health ‘87
-WACN/ECSN/PAHO

6.1.6 National commitments and participation
-Economic Council of Canada (1971-1990)
-VON Board & President
-CPHA Int. Review & eval. Committee -1993
-Premiers Council on Health Strategy – 199?
-Human Rights Institute for Canada – Board of Directors, 1981 –
-St. John Ambulance – Chair Nsg. Advisory, Advisor to Chancellor, Nurse to Jerusalem Project
– CIDA (NGO Division)
-WHO
-Caribbean Regional Nursing Body
-Cdn. Society of Assoc. Executives
-CCSD
-Consultant to YM/YWCA Discussion Club
-Cdn. Lung Assoc./Cdn. Nurse Pers?
-USN
-CUSO
-Law Reform Commission
-Coalition of National Voluntary Organizations (& Board of Directors)
-Ont. Occ. Health Nurses Association (Cert. Ctee)
-H & W Canada – WHO fellowship selection ctee
-Canadian Cancer Society – Fellowship Cttee
-Friends of Rideau Hall – member
-Friends of Canadian Museum of Civilization
-National Gallery of Canada
-National Arts Centre
-CNF

6.1.7 Personal
-social life
-courses taken
-awards
-special projects
-travel

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