Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Special Feature: Our Dean Professor Steven Ersser

Professor Steve Ersser has recently been:

...appointed as an Affiliate Director (International: Europe) of the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners  (in the USA), and was an invited speaker at their recent meeting in Tampa, Florida, organised by Dr Debra Shelby, who leads the  Doctorate of Nursing Practice – dermatology programme at the University of South Florida...

...invited as a speaker at the first integrated nursing meeting at the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology in Istanbul in October 2013.  Steve will be speaking on the issue of patient adherence - presenting work undertaken with Dr Fiona Cowdell on the Person-Centred Dermatology Self-Care Index which has also been published:

Cowdell F & Ersser SJ (2012) The development, validity, reliability and field testing of the Person-Centred Dermatology Self-Care Index Archives of Dermatology 62, 192-193

Further recent publications by Steve include:

Bewley A, Burrage DM, Ersser SJ, Hansen M, Ward C (2013) Identifying individual  psychosocial and adherence support needs in patients with psoriasis: a multinational two stage qualitative and quantitative study Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology doi: 10.1111/jdv.12174

Ersser S, Farassat H, Jackson K, Dennis H, Sheppard Z, More A (2013) A service evaluation of the Eczema Education Programme: an analysis of child, parent, and service impact outcomes British Journal of Dermatology doi: 10.111/bjd.12414

Santer M, Burgess H, Yardley L, Ersser SJ, Lewis-Jones S, Muller I, Hugh C (2013) Managing childhood eczema: qualitative study exploring carers' experiences of barriers and facilitators to treatment adherence Journal of Advanced Nursing doi:10.1111/jan.12133

Hean S, Worswick L, Fenge L, Wilkinson C, Fearnley S, Ersser SJ (2012) The impact of the economic recession on well-being and quality of life of older people Health and Social Care in the Community 20, 617-624

Jackson K,  Ersser SJ, Dennis H, Farasat H, More A (in press) The Eczema Education Programme: Intervention development and model feasibility Journal of European Academy of Dermatology Venereology

In addition, Steve has published a report:

Hean S, Worswick L, Fenge L, Wilkinson C, Fearnley S, Ersser S (2013) Asset rich cash poor in the economic downturn: the financial challenges facing retired older people Institute of Chartered Accountants of  Scotland, Edinburgh

Monday, 20 May 2013

Highest American Nursing Honour for Professor Mark Hayter

Professor Mark Hayter PhD RN, Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Faculty of Health and Social Care is to be elected to Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) in Washington DC, USA in Ocrober 2013.  

The American Academy of Nursing (AAN), formed by the American Nurses Association in 1973,  is the leading nursing organisation in the USA.  The AAN is comprised of over 2,000 fellows who are nursing's most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice and research.  Recognition comes from extaordinary nursing careers and also the potential to make a contribution to American and international nursing in future.  More than 80% of fellows hold doctoral degrees with over 60% working as academics and 30% in practice.  Of the remaining 10%, some are working in government and federation agencies

The AAN began admitting international (ie non-US citizens) in 2007 and has since elected approximately 50 international FAANs, including only a handful of Europeans.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Publications for May 2013

Mary Laurenson 

has published:

Rainforth M, Laurenson M (2013) A literature review of Case  Formulation to informMental Health practice Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing doi: 10.1111/jpm.12069

Parveen Ali
has published:

Albutt G, Ali P, Watson R (2013) Preparing nurses to work in primary care: educators' perspectives Nursing Standard 27 (36), 41-46

David Barrett
has published:

Barrett D (2013) Effectiveness of  telehealth and telecare learning resource wihtin an undergraduate nursing curriculum Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and e-health 1, 12-18

Catriona Jones
 and Mark Hayter have published:
Jones C, Hayter M (2013) Social media use by nurses and midwives: a 'recipe for disaster' or a 'force for good'? Journal of Clinical Nursing 22, 1495-1496

Roger Watson
has published:

Perng S-J, Watson R (2013) Psychometric Testing of an Instrument Measuring Core Competencies of Nursing Students: An Application of Mokken Scaling Advances in Nursing Science 36, 1-12

Watson R (2013) Nursing research in the 21st century Journal of Health Specialties doi: 10.4103/1658-600X.110669

Cleary M, Ferguson C, Jackson D, Watson R (2013) Social media and the new eprofessionalism Contemporary Nurse

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

HEA International Scholar welcomed the Professor Sir Ron Cooke International Scholars

Jennifer Loke, front, with HEA
International Scholars

Dr Jennifer Loke, the 2012 HEA international Scholar attended a two day induction event for newly appointed Scholars on 23-24th 2013, participating as an invited guest in the programme. The event was organised by the HEA Internationalisation team at their headquarters in York. Along with other existing scholars, she welcomed the new scholars and made contributions to further develop the International Scholarship Scheme. The first day ended on a high note with a celebration dinner at the Cedar Court Grand Hotel, where the group was addressed by Prof Craig Mahoney, the Chief Executive of the HEA. He announced that the scheme would be in future, be known as the Professor Sir Ron Cooke International Scholarship Awards, in honour of the former Vice Chancellor of York University, Sir Ron Cooke who was also present at the dinner. The second day included very useful discussions with existing scholars to cross-fertilise ideas for potential future interdisciplinary research work and collaboration.

 Jennifer says: “The International Scholarship has given me a very unique experience to academic work, and I would encourage colleagues to apply for the scheme”.
Jennifer sits on the review panel for the Professor Sir Ron Cooke International Scholarship Scheme and she welcomes colleagues who wish to apply for the Scheme to approach her for information.
Jennifer, third from left, at HEA International Scholars dinner