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Afaf I Meleis



Afaf I Meleis

PhD, DrPS(hon), FAAN

Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing. Internationally known 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.

  • Transitions Model: 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)

  • email: meleis@nursing.upenn.edu


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