Inspiration for activism!
- Inspired to become a nurse at the age of 15 by her mother – a prominent nurse and educator in Egypt who established graduate programs for nurses in the Middle East.
- Strong voice advocating for women and women’s rights world-wide.
- Author of transition theory, which has been used as a basis for research world-wide, and as a basis approaches to care to assure health and well-being in health and illness experiences (examples: immigration transition, the transition of caregivers, transition to motherhood, menopausal transition).
- Mentor to a long list of students and colleagues for over 40 years, providing support, encouragement and substantive guidance to nurses worldwide.
- Created research teams consisting of nurses throughout the world which offer support and development of international nursing research.
- Continues to provide consultation worldwide, focusing on the crucial roles of nurses and women as leaders in the development of comprehensive healthcare and quality nursing education programs.
One thought on “Afaf Ibrahim Meleis (1942- )”
On innumerable occasions, Meleis’ wisdom has inspired me, while informing my life and nursing practice- was the framework for my MSc. thesis, and taught a 4th-year nursing course at Trent/Fleming School of Nursing, with transitions as the central focus; in the last year, my understanding of transitions had helped me to learn to live with the new reality of surviving Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; I am so grateful for her/colleagues’ work. Cathy Graham