Monday, 29 July 2013

Research grant success

Burdett Trust for Nursing Grant

Humanising Services:

A new transferable leadership strategy for 

improving 'what matters to older people' to

enhance dignity in care

Professor Kathleen Galvin

Faculty of Health and Social Care
Professor Kate Galvin

has been successful in attracting a grant of £163,029 from the Burdett Trust for Nursing to apply a new theoretical framework for the purpose of ‘humanising services’ in two clinical settings. The experience of dignity is linked to what makes people ‘feel human’. Conversely, what leads to dehumanisation and, therefore, loss of dignity needs to be understood and acted upon in meaningful service improvement. (Patients Association 2009, 2012). Using a lifeworld orientation and grounded in phenomenological philosophy eight key considerations that are relevant to the challenge to improve peoples’ experiences of the human dimensions of services have been defined (Todres et al. 2009, Galvin & Todres 2012). These are not detailed lists of ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ or abstract generalities such as the need for more ‘user /customer focus’ or ‘choice’. Rather, they are eight dimensions about what makes a person feel human, which could help nurses, with service providers, to focus their leadership effectively when improving services to enhance dignity in care.

The team from University of Hull, Professor Steven Ersser, Dr Fiona Cowdell, Professor Roger Watson, Jane Wray, Kathleen Galvin and the team from Bournemouth University, Professor Les Todres and Dr Caroline Ellis-Hill are interested in what older people with long term skin conditions (being treated at a dermatology outpatient clinic) and people who have had a stroke (being cared for in a stroke rehabilitation unit with outreach service) point to that would make human perspectives more central in treatment.

Our key practice partners include: Dr. Shernaz Walton, Consultant Dermatologist, Hull and East Yorkshire, NHS Trust and Dr Damien Jenkinson, National Stroke Lead, Royal Bournemouth Hospital Trust. In these two settings, dermatology clinic and a stroke rehabilitation unit, a tripartite humanising improvement team group comprising older service users, nurses, and academics will engage in a robust ‘humanising improvement’ process that will be evaluated.


Galvin, K.T. &  Todres, L (2012) Caring and Well-being: A lifeworld approach. London: Routledge

The Patients’ Association (2009) Patients…not numbers, People…not statistics.

The Patients’ Association (2012) Stories from the present, lessons for the future.

Todres, L., Galvin, K. and Holloway, I. (2009) The humanisation of healthcare: a value framework for qualitative research.  International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 4, 68-77.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Advice to ODP students on finding a job

Paul Jefrey

Paul Jeffrey has published:

Jeffrey P (2013) First job interviews: preparation is the key
Technic: The Journal of Operating Department Practice 4:4 15

And one of our students Emma Dickinson has published:

Dickinson E (2013) Starting out: advice on landing a first ODP job Technic: The Journal of Operating Department Practice 4:4 5

In the same issue Susan Tame published:

Tame SL (2013) The importance of evidenc ebased practice in healthcare Technic: The Journal of Operating Department Practice 4:4 6-9
Susan Tame

And Becky Straughan published a review of:

Just a Little Scratch! Anaesthesia – a straightforward guide for patients
By David Raitt ISBN: 978-0957541405 Technic: The Journal of Operating Department Practice 4:4 16

Friday, 12 July 2013

New University Teaching Fellow

Andrea Hilton
Dr Andrea Hilton has been awarded a University Teaching Fellowship (UTF) 2013.  This peer-reviewed award is made in recognition of Andrea’s excellent contribution to learning and teaching.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Prize-wining Faculty poster at Honour Society conference

Mary Beadle and Yvonne Needham attended the Phi Mu Chapter (England) Inaugural Conference Putting people at the heart of nursing care: leading the way at Bournemouth University on 21 June 2013 and presented a poster entitled Collaboration with service users to develop reusable learning objects: The ROOT to success. The poster was awarded the best poster prize for clarity of message and creativity of design. Further details on this can be found in Beadle, M. Needham, Y. Dearing, M. (2012) ‘collaboration with service users to develop reusable learning objects: The ROOT to success’ Nurse Education in Practice 12 352 - 355

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Prestigious international visitor to The Faculty

Professor Sally Chan
Professor Sally Wai-Chi CHAN

Sally Chan is the Professor and former head of the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, National University of Singapore. She is the Visiting Professor at University of Hull and Sun Yatsen University and Xiamen University in China. Sally did her basic nursing training and nursing education diploma in Hong Kong, and read her Bachelor Degree in Australia and her Master Degree and Doctor of Philosophy in the United Kingdom.

Sally has been a leader in developing nursing education in Hong Kong, Singapore and China. She has been a leading exponent of the need for graduate education for nurses in the region. As a global nurse researcher and educator, Sally pioneered development of mental health nursing research in Asia. Supported by 58 funded studies, and more than 300 publications in international healthcare journals and international presentations, Sally have developed and sustained international inter-institutional partnerships. Sally’s research programme of mental health focuses on family caregiving, depression, community mental health, and quality of life. Sally serves on editorial board and reviewer panel for more than 20 international refereed journals. She is the editor in chief of the Journal of Nursing Interventions and Singapore Nursing Journal.

Sally has been appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Primary Care Consultation group for Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioral Disorder. She is the President of Sigma Theta Tau International Singapore Upsilon Eta Chapter; Chair, East Asia Forum of Nursing Scholars; Co-chair, Nursing Professional Discipline Forum of the International Psychogeriatric Association. Her leadership is also evident in her appointment to the Expert Group on Mental Health Services by the Hong Kong Government Food and Health Bureau to formulate the blueprint to reform mental health services; and member of the National Task Force of Ministry of Health, Singapore.

Sally has been awarded the ‘International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame 2013’ by Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society of Nursing in recognition of her significant and sustained contribution to research which improved the nursing profession and the people it serves. She has been awarded the ‘Teacher of the Year’ in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, and the ‘Master Teacher’ in 2007 by Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  Sally will be inducted in Washington DC in October as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Sally contributed to the Faculty Research & Scholarship seminar series; the title of her presentation was:

Mental Health of Child-Bearing Women - Experience Sharing

Research activity in nursing field is growing expecially in the Asian region. There is an expanding role of nursing in the development of evdience based health care practice and policy. Traditionally, nurses carried out small local projects rather than a persistent ongoing research programme that ends up in cumulative knowledge providing evidence for practice. In this presentation, Sally will present her research programme on mental health of child-bearing women. She will illustrate how she used a research development framework in building this research programme and present results of some studies in the programme. She will also discuss how she collaborated with colleagues from different disciplines and institutions in this research programme. 

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Latest publications

Latest publications from members of The Faculty:

Jane Wray
Jane Wray , Jo Aspland & David Barrett have published:

Wray J, Aspland J, Barrett D (2013): Choosing to stay: looking at retention from a different perspective Studies in Higher Education  DOI:10.1080/03075079.2013.806461

Jo Apland
David Barrett

Jane and Jo have also co-authored:

Williams P, Wray J Farral H, Aspland J (2013) Fit for purpose: traditional assessment is failing undergraduates with learning difficulties. Might eAssessment help? International Journal of Inclusive Education doi: 10.1080/13603116.2013.802029

and David has published:

Mary Laurenson and Claire Whitfield have co-authored: 

Mary Laurenson
Claire Whitfield

Lee M, Laurenson M, Whitfield C (2013) Can compassion be taught to lessen the effects of compassion fatigue? Journal of Care Services Management 6, 121-130 doi: 10.1179/1750168713Y.0000000016

And Mary has co-authored, with Jennifer Loke:

Loke JCF, Lee KW, Laurenson M, Noor AM (2013) An exploratory study of a research culture develpoment by administrators, lecturers and clinical specialists in nursing Online Journal for Social Sciences Research 3, 68-77 doi: 10.12966/ojssr.06.02.2013
Jennifer Loke

Julie Jomeen has published:
Julie Jomeen

Spiteri MC, Jomeen J, Martin C (2013) Reimagining the General Health Questionnaire as a measure of emotional wellbeing: a study of postpartum women in Malta Women and Health (In press) doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2013.06.002