Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT
Nursing is a complex profession; many have described it as an integration of art and science, and nursing theorists have attempted to define nursing, through the development of ever more complex theoretical models.
However, even now, there is no clear consensus around defining the essence of nursing, nor how it can be related to the everyday practice of nurses in different practice settings.
This lecture will develop the argument that contemporary nursing practice is enacted in the context of conflicting ideologies that can stifle creation, innovation and professional autonomy and inhibit both the development of nurses and of the profession itself.
Defining nursing within the domains of the profession, the ideologies underpinning practice and the psycho-social and politico-economic context of practice can empower both nurses and nursing.
The challenges this poses for nurse educators will be considered, and the potential for redefining nursing within today's world and equipping our students with the capabilities, capacity and courage to make effective use of their evolving knowledge and skills.
4:30 - 5:30pm Reception drinks Ground floor, Quad
5:00 - 6:00pm Inaugural lecture 2nd floor College Building, room C211
6:00 - 7:00pm Table buffet and drinks Ground floor, Quad
Please email to reserve your place.