It has been an active and packed conference programme at the RCN research conference this year which started with a fascinating keynote on ‘Invisible Care in Soulless factories: the challenges of humanising healthcare for patients and nurses’ by Professor Jill Maben (Kings College London). #
|Jane presenting her paper|
I also got the opportunity to present the first paper from my PhD entitled “Why undertake pilot work in a qualitative PhD study? Lessons learnt to promote success’ on day two of the conference. I got some really helpful comments from those in attendance and positive encouragement to get my pilot study published. I finished up on day two by seeing Professor Roger Watson present ‘To measure is to know’ as part of a symposium on ‘Big Data: opportunities and challenges for nursing’.
Professor Joanna Latimers’ keynote first thing Wednesday morning was a fascinating insight into the challenges for nurses working within a complex organisational system such as the NHS and how legitimate nursing skills have been devalued by the system and the profession.
You can following all the conference tweets on #research2015 and the 2016 conference will take place in Edinburgh on 6-8 April so make a note of the date.