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A four-day Hermeneutic Phenomenology Methodology Course (3-6th April, 2017)

cvnajf9waaanxadA four-day Hermeneutic Phenomenology Methodology Course (3-6th April, 2017)

 

The University of Central Lancashire and Robert Gordon University are delighted to invite you to attend the following:

A four-day Hermeneutic Phenomenology Methodology Course (3-6th April, 2017) aimed at postgraduate research students, researchers and academics working within health and social care areas who are new/novices in this theoretical and methodological approach.  During the course, participants will receive an introduction to, and beginning experience in, designing hermeneutic phenomenology studies, collecting and analysing data, and reporting themes, qualities and patterns.  (Please note this event includes a three-day methodology course and attendance at the one-day symposium detailed below)

A one-day Hermeneutic Phenomenology Symposium (6th April, 2017) aimed at postgraduate research students, researchers and academics working within health and social care. This is an exciting opportunity to listen to experienced researchers who have used a hermeneutic phenomenological approach to a) highlight some of the challenges in undertaking this type of study and b) to demonstrate how philosophical concepts can be applied to illuminate meaning within health and social care related research projects. A panel discussion will also be held to provide opportunities for further questioning and elaboration.

For full details about these events, please contact Liz Roberts, UCLan Conference and Events; HealthConferences@uclan.ac.uk 01772 892650 or visit the website:  http://www.uclan.ac.uk/conferences.

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Alternatively you can contact the event convenors – Dr Gill Thomson (GThomson@uclan.ac.uk) or Professor Susan Crowther (s.a.crowther@rgu.ac.uk).

 

RGU Part-Time Jobs Fair

RGU Part-Time Jobs Fair

The Careers and Employability Centre is holding its annual Part-Time Jobs Fair for students on Wednesday 30th September from 10.30am to 2.30pm in the entrance, concourse and amphitheatre of The Sir Ian Wood Building.

The Fair aims to support new and returning stuudents to find opportunities for part-time work and will feature over 30 employer exhibitors. For more information, please contact the Careers Centre on 01224 262110 or visit the website at:

http://www.rgu.ac.uk/staff-and-current-students/news/part-time-jobs-fair-2015

ENTER conference success

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In November the School hosted a prestigious two-day national conference showcasing nursing research. A national collaboration between nine of Scotland’s nursing universities, the Enhancing Nursing Through Educational Research (ENTER) Conference brought together 130 delegates from nursing education and practice.
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The conference featured keynote speakers, Professor Brendan McCormack from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and Professor Anne Marie Rafferty from the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College, London. In a first for this national conference, Professor Rafferty delivered the Inaugural ENTER International lecture entitled: ‘Educating nurses for patient benefit’ via live web stream to a world wide audience of over 100 participants.
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Conference Chair, Dr Colin Macduff  said: “Feedback on the ENTER Conference was very positive indeed. It was great to bring educators and clinicians together in the very conducive surroundings of Riverside East. At a time when nursing has been under particular pressure, it was important to assert again the value of educating for person-centred care. In particular, Professor Rafferty and colleagues’ international research involving almost half a million patients provides some of the strongest evidence yet that well educated nurses working in sufficient numbers foster major positive impact on clinical outcomes. Our nursing students, staff, and NHS colleagues work closely together day in day out towards achieving this impact.”
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ADVANCED NURSING INTEREST GROUP MEETING

ADVANCED NURSING INTEREST GROUP

Meeting: Thursday 30th October

The liminal self and MS:
a qualitative study of being diagnosed with MS.
By Dr Karen Strickland,
Associate Head of School, School of Nursing & Midwifery | Faculty of Health & Social Care | Robert Gordon University

Speaker 1830 hrs

Venue: Conference & Teaching Room, Level 5
Emergency Care Centre, Green Zone, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

All are very welcome including ALL disciplines of healthcare professional.
Please notify your attendance in advance to chairperson: karen.kindness@nhs.net

Travellers’ health and immunisation clinics event

Date : RGU- Saturday 8th November 2014 from 1000-1500 Complimentary lunch

Topics
Hepatitis in the Traveller
Understanding symptoms of Malaria and general principles of prevention
Meningococcal Meningitis
Flu update

Of interest to anyone involved in travellers’ health and immunisation clinics

Tickets are limited and can be applied for from Lee Wright on 07768237746 or lee.a.wright@gsk.com

Further information from
Lynda Bruce l.m.bruce2@rgu.ac.uk

School to host showcase ENTER conference for nursing research

The School of Nursing and Midwifery will soon host a two-day national conference for nursing research. The Enhancing Nursing Through Educational Research (ENTER) Conference will be held at the university’s Garthdee campus on Thursday, November 13 and Friday, November 14.

A national collaboration between nine of Scotland’s nursing universities, the event is a showcase for educational research and related developments in nursing in Scotland and beyond. Delegates from the fields of nursing education and practice will be able to participate in seminars, workshops and poster sessions.

Keynote speaker, Professor Brendan McCormack, Head of the Division of Nursing at Queen Margaret University’s School of Health Sciences will open the conference with his speech: ‘Educating for Person-centredness: Creating a positive purpose.’

Fellow keynote speaker, Professor Anne Marie Rafferty from Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College, London, will deliver the Inaugural NET International lecture on Friday morning, entitled: ‘Educating nurses for patient benefit.’ This will be live web-streamed to an international audience.

Dr Colin Macduff, the School’s Head of Research and Scholarship, has worked with colleagues to organise the event and interest from the nursing community has already been substantial.

He said: “Hosting the ENTER Conference is an honour for RGU and we have an excellent programme with two fantastic keynote speakers to start both days.”

“Professor McCormack has been at the forefront of developing and evaluating person-centred approaches for over 15 years.”

“Professor Rafferty will report on a recent large multicentre international study which demonstrates a clear association between the number and type of nursing staff and reduced death rates in surgical patients. This work provides some of the strongest evidence yet that well educated nurses working in sufficient numbers foster major positive impact on clinical outcomes.”

“Our nursing students, staff, and NHS colleagues work closely together day in day out towards achieving this impact and we will present research from these collaborations at the conference”.

For more information about the conference, and to register, please visit:
http://www.rgu.ac.uk/events/enter-conference-2014

Masters Show Case Evening

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Masters Show Case Evening

The School of Nursing and Midwifery hosted a show case evening on the 9th September 2014. This evening afforded the opportunity for some of the Master’s students coming to the end of their studies to disseminate their work. Invited guest from our local partners in particular NHS Grampian attended; and the 2014 September cohort of the MSc Advanced Nursing practice and the MSc Advanced district Nursing were able to hear about the student experience and visualise the end point.

The masters’ students presentation were well received and covered a range of areas of practice:
• Cardiothoracic nurses’ experiences of work-based learning and the perceived impact on knowledge, skills and clinical practice
• Enhancing the current understanding, knowledge and application of mental health laws of acute general hospital healthcare staff in relation to patients who lack capacity
• Evaluation of the uptake of online mentor support resources

The evening was concluded by looking at the next steps. A PHd student shared part of her work:
• IBriS Study: Intervention supporting Breastfeeding for substance dependent woman.
This was concluded by Dr Karen Strickland, Associate Head of School discussing the process of further dissemination through publication.

If you wish further available about courses offered at the School Of Nursing and Midwifery please visit our web pages:

http://www.rgu.ac.uk/areas-of-study/subjects/health-professions/study-options/professional-development/nursing

If you are interested in progressing with Master’s Level education to support you career please contact:

Heather Bain, Senior Lecturer Postgraduate and CPD Education at heather.bain@rgu.ac.uk

@HeatherBain9