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Afaf I Meleis
Afaf I Meleis
PhD, DrPS(hon), FAAN
Bond Simon Dean of Nursing.
scholar and women's health advocate, Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS (hon), FAAN, RN, is the Margaret Bond
Simon Dean of Nursing of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Dr. Meleis is also
currently serving as Council General of the International Council on Women's Health Issues (ICOWHI).
Dr. Meleis received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alexandria in Egypt before
moving to the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received a master's degree in
nursing, as well as a master's degree and PhD in sociology. She joined the University of
Pennsylvania School of Nursing as its dean in Winter 2002 after serving more than 30 years as a
Professor at the University of California at San Francisco and holding Visiting Professorships in
Southeast Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Among her many honors, Dr. Meleis holds
The Egyptian Presidential Honorary Award.
Afaf Meleis. Biography.
University of Pennsylvania.
Transitions - Transitions
involve a process of movement and change in fundamental life
patterns, which are manifested in all individuals.
Transitions cause changes in identities, roles,
relationships, abilities, and patterns of behavior.
(Information from Nursingtheory.net)
Thursday May 20, 2010