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Inaugural Lecture: Professor Sue Dyson

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START DATE 19 June 2014
START TIME 12:00am

Room HG19 Hatchcroft Building, Hendon Campus.

END DATE 19 June 2014
END TIME 12:00am

Nurse Education and Nursing Praxis: Lessons for Nurse Education from the Voices of Experience. Professor Sue Dyson delivers her inaugural lecture.

Nurse Education and Nursing Praxis: Lessons for Nurse Education from the Voices of Experience

In the aftermath of the Francis Report, which highlighted massive failings in care at Mid Staffs Hospital Trust, the student voice has been marginalised, with most attention being paid to the public outcry, the media response, and subsequent Government response to how student nurses should be "trained". This lecture will reflect on the importance of listening to and valuing the role of student voices in developing a pedagogy for nurse education. The lecture traces a personal journey where early ideas about nursing were informed by a fictional and romanticised depiction of the `good nurse`. Nurse training, based then as it was  on an apprenticeship model, was largely reliant on the identification of positive role models, identified as such because of this preconceived notion of the behaviours' that characterized the "good nurse". The real world of nursing practice requires more than a romantic version of nursing.  Listening to the voices of experience, namely  student nurses, can inform a pedagogy for nurse education, and subsequently inform nursing praxis in what has unhelpfully become known as the post-Francis era.


Professor Sue Dyson BSc (Hons), MSc, EdD RN, RM, RNT is Professor of Nursing at Middlesex University. She is a nurse and midwife by professional background, having worked for 10 years in professional practice. Since 1994 Sue has been in higher education, formerly as a lecturer in nurse education, and latterly as Head of Research for Nursing and Midwifery and Reader in Nurse Education at De Montfort University. Her research focuses on volunteering and volunteerism, educational experiences of international nursing students, the educational experiences of young people with sickle cell disorder, and pedagogic research to inform nursing and midwifery education. Her professional work considers how best to educate nurses, midwives and health care professionals to deliver meaningful and appropriate care in a post Francis era where the spotlight is on what nurses and midwives do and how they do it. She is the author of three books including Fundamental Aspects of Transcultural Nursing, Fundamental Aspects of Research for Nurses and Research Skills for Nurses and Midwives. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the nursing representative on the World Wide Initiative for the Social Study of the Haemoglobinopathies (WiSSH).

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The event will be preceded by tea and followed with a buffet and wine reception.

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