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Duke University Medical Center
VOLUME 24, NUMBER 12
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
To Speak about
The issue of "Credentialing of
Health Manpower” will be the
subject of the annual Harriet Cook
Carter Lecture next Thursday (March
Dr. Lucie Young Kelly, professor
of nursing at Columbia University's
Schools of Public Health and
Nursing, will speak at 2 p.m. in the
Biological Sciences Auditorium.
The talk will begin the annual
Spring Program of the School of
The Carter Lectureship was
established in 1969 to honor the late
Mrs. Carter, a nurse who was
co-founder of the Duke Hospital
Auxiliary and was active in Durham
civic affairs. She was the wife of Dr.
Bayard Carter, Duke's first chairman
of the Department of Obstetrics-
Kelly has written numerous
articles on expanded roles of health
care deliverers, legislation, licensure
and patient rights. She received the
B.S. in nursing 1947 and a Ph.D. in
nursing education in 1965 from the
University of Pittsburgh, where she
was named outstanding alumna by
the School of Nursing in 1964.
The Duke nursing school's
distinguished alumni award will be
presented at a dinner given by the
nursing school's alumni in honor of
the graduating seniors Thursday
Papers chosen to receive the
Thelma Ingles Scholarly Papers
Award will be presented in the Ann
M. Jacobansky Auditorium in the
nursing school at 10 a.m. Friday. The
awards are sponsored by the Beta
Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau,
national nursing honorary society.
New members will be inducted
into Sigma Theta Tau Friday at 4
p.m. in the Chapel.
GETTING THE SPIDER BESIDE HER—Or. Patrick Boudewyns,
director of the medical center's new "Bad Habits" clinic, helps
a young Durham woman get over a life-long fear of spiders
through a psychological technique known as "systematic
desensitization." Boudewyns said training in progressive
muscle relaxation should reduce anxiety caused by the toy
spider to a point where seeing a real spider will not unduly
upset the woman in the future. (Photo by Thad Sparks)
New Clinic Helps Folks Kick Bad Habits
By David Williamson
"A habit cannot be tossed out the
window," Mark Twain once wrote.
"It must be coaxed down the stairs
one step at a time."
, If the humorist from Hannibal had
lived long enough to enroll as a client
at the medical center's "Bad Habits
Clinic," he might never have offered
his droll excuse.
He might not have needed to.
Medical psychologists at the new
center, which is formally known as
the Behaviorial Change and Self
Control Program, are currently
employing a variety of recently
developed behavior therapy
techniques to help essentially normal
people kick a host of stubborn
Clinic director Dr. Patrick
Boudewyns said the list includes
such ingrained behavior patterns as
insomnia, overeating, headache-
causing tension and anxiety, chronic
pain, sexual dysfunction, smoking
and excessive fears known as
Lying Awake in Bed
"Insomnia, for example, is a big
problem in our culture," he said.
"And people tend to compound it by
lying awake in bed telling
themselves, 'If I don't get to sleep
pretty soon. I'm going to feel rotten
in the morning.'"
Worry increases as the minutes
crawl by, making it even harder to
fall asleep and beginning a vicious
cycle of pillow thumping, turning
and tossing, Boudewyns said.
"The insomnia therapy offered by
the clinic is a very straight-forward
thing called stimulus control," the
psychologist said. "Instead of lying
in bed, individuals are encouraged
to get up, leave the bedroom and
begin an activity that refocuses their
minds on more positive thoughts
before they return to bed."
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Board Meets, Bringing Variety of Expertise
The medical center Board of
Visitors — an advisory body of
experts in health care, education,
business and finance from across the
country — is meeting here.
The annual meeting began
yesterday with specialty sessions
and will continue through an
executive session tomorrow
At today's general session in the
Medical Center Board Room, the
group will hear reports on nursing
education, the $2.8 million
Commonwealth Fund program in
health sciences education and
reports on the Department of
Pediatrics, the Department of Health
Administration and the Division of
Allied Hecdth Education. ,
The afternoon meeting will center
on Duke Hospital, including a
progress report on the $92 million
Duke Hospitcd North and a report on
the computerized Duke Hospital
Dr. Harry Eagle of the Albert
Einstein College of Medicine in
Bronx, N.Y., is chairman of the
board. Other members are:
* Karl D. Bays, chairman of American
Hospital Supply Corp., in Evanston, III.
* Edward H. Benenson of the Benenson
Funding Corp. in New York City.
* Dr. Earl W. Brian, president of Xonics
in Van Nuys, Calif.
* Dr. Shirley Chater, assistant vice
chancellor for acaaemic affairs.
University of California in San Francisco.
* E. Lavwence Davis III of Womble,
Carlyle, Sandridge and Rice in
* James R. Felts Jr., executive director of
the Hospital and Child Care sections of
the Duke Endowment in Charlotte.
* Dr. Loretta Ford, dean of the School
of Nursing at the University of
* Dr. David A. Hamburg, president of
the Institute of Medicine of the National
Academy of Science in Washington.
* Dr. C. Henry Kempe of the National
Center for the Prevention and Treatment
of Child Abuse and Neglect in Denver.
* Dr. John H. Knowles, president of the
Rockefeller Foundation in New York
* Dr. Alexander Leaf, chairman of the
Department of Medicine at Harvard
Medical School in Boston.
* Dr. William H. Muller Jr., vice
president for health affairs at the
University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
* Raymond D. Nasher of the Raymond
D. Nasher Co. in Dallas.
* Dr. George Palade, a cell biologist at
Yale University School of Medicine in
New Haven, Conn.
* Dr. William R. Fitts of Charlotte.
* Anne R. Somers, associate professor
of community medicine at Rutgers
Medical School in Princeton, N.J.
* Edwin C. Whitehead, chairman of
Technicon Corp. in Tarrytown, N.Y.
Bays, Knowles, Muller, Nasher, Pitts
and Whitehead also are trustees of Duke