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I I I Reading Research Rates High Reciprocity in Friendship UK, U of L Nursing i The reading program faculty in the "Rewards, costs and alternatives" are The University of Kentucky College of ‘ University of Kentucky College of among the bases for changing friends, Nursing and the University of Louis- _, Education ranks eighth nationally in re- says Dr. Judith Worell, a psychology ville School of Nursing have announced . search, says an article in the 1986 professor and director of the doctoral the formation of a unified continuing Winter edition of "Reading Research program in counseling psychology at education program in nursing. and Instruction," a major educational the University of Kentucky. Dr. Worell The two schools have created this 2 journal. explores this "cost-benefit" approach to unified program to provide opportuni- The ranking is based on reading pro- friendship in a research paper read at a ties and resources for nurses to stay up j gram research produced from 1978 to recent national meeting of the Ameri- to date on current health problems in I 1983 by UK College of Education fac- can Psychological Association. "If the order to provide quality care. ulty in the Department of Curriculum rewards of the friendship are too few, The program designs courses to help and Instruction. The research appeared the costs too high and the alternatives with nursing problems created by · in the journal tyf Reading Behavior and too many—that is, if there is another to changes in the health Care delivery sys- ; Reading Research Qaarterbz, two refereed take this person’s place-——a friendship tem, the development of new theories L journals for original research and re- will almost certainly end," Dr. Worell and technology, and the demands and views of research. says. Even though this reduces friend- needs of patients. Courses and specialty ` "We are very pleased that we have a ship to a kind of cost-benefit analysis in speakers will be available for individu- group of scholars who have made such which returns on investments are calcu- als, groups, or institutions. i an impressive contribution to research lated, Dr. Worell says it’s still "one The unified UK-U of L program is t literature in reading," says Frank way to look at friendship, as a set of so- aimed at staff nurses, nurse practition- ; _ Bickel, chairman of the Department of cial exchanges and reciprocity in which ers, nurse administrators and educa- - ‘ Curriculum and Instruction. people stay friends as long as they are tors, researchers, and other health . "It is apparent from the ranking that getting frgm the relationship as much 3_5 pI`Of€SSlOf13lS. A V3.I`i€{y of topics , · their work is held in high esteem by they are giving,°’ In long-standing will be offered in the next six months, 1 their national colleagues," adds Bickel. friendships, Dr. Worell adds, “people both in Lexington and Louisville, and t it Among the UK reading faculty who are generally willing to ge through all are approved by the K<=¤t¤¢l