Jill A. Bennett, RN, MS, PhD(c), a doctoral student in gerontological nursing at the University of California, San Francisco and Assistant Professor at the San Diego State University School of Nursing, was selected as the second recipient of the Edna Stilwell Writing Award for her article, "Activities of Daily Living: Old-Fashioned or Still Useful?," which was published in the May 1999 issue of the Journal of Gerontological Nursing. This Award has been established by SLACK Incorporated, publisher of the Journal, in recognition of the contribution of Edna M. Stilwell, PhD, RN, C as Editor of the Journal from 1974 to 1997. The purpose of the Award is to continue Stilwell's tradition of mentoring and recognizing authors in the field of gerontological nursing.
Kathleen C. Buckwalter, RN, PhD1 FAAN (left) presenting the Award to Jill A. Bennett. RN, MS, PhD(c).
Kathleen C. Buckwalter, RN, PhD, FAAN presented Bennett with a plaque and a $500 cash prize at the Annual Board Meeting which was held in San Francisco, California on Monday, November 22.
All authors published in the Journal are eligible for this Award for the best paper published each year. Entrants do not submit manuscripts for the Award; they are nominated by Editorial Board Members and Review Panel Members during blind review and selected by a committee. All manuscripts submitted from September 1999 through September 2000 are eligible for the 2000 Award to be presented at the Gerontological Society of America Meeting in Washington, DC in November.