A summary of the latest news and events from the Centre for Critical Research in Nursing and Midwifery can be found below. For more detail and the most up-to-date information, please visit the CCRNM blog.
Helen Allan has secured a Visiting Scholarship to the Centre for Reproductive Research at De Montfort University January – March 2019. Helen will be working on papers with Professor Nicky Hudson and her team which arise from the Early Parenthood after IVF study. Helen’s collaborators on this study have been Professor Olga van den Akker (MU), Professor Lorraine Culley (DMU), Dr Ginny Mounce (University of Oxford), Jo Killingley, Lindsay Ahmed and Therese Bourne (MU) and Ruth Hudson (Surrey & Borders NHS Trust)
Paper presented: Early parenthood support needs following non-donor assisted conception: an integrative literature review. Authors: Allan, van den Akker, Culley, Mounce, Odelius, Symon.
Paper presented: Metaphor use by patients with long-term conditions: a secondary qualitative data analysis. Authors: Lempp, Healey, Allan, Santana-Suarez, Arber, Lawrence, Gillet, Bristowe.
Professor Tina Koch, Professor Helen Allan and Dr Anne Mitchell worked with eight Guyanese expatriate women to foster new understandings of diabetes and improved self-management of the chronic condition. This not only helped to boost recognition that learning in a group is empowering, but also developed a strong voice about living well with diabetes and a rejection of the myth that the condition is 'only a touch of sugar'.
Their findings were published in Action Research, and presented as a blog post on Action Research Plus.
Download the study abstract here.
Professor Helen Allan, Mike O’Driscoll, Dr Liang Liu and Dr Kevin Corbett (Middlesex University) and Professor Laura Serrant (NHS England) completed the evaluation of NHS England’s Compassion in Practice programme in September 2015.
Selected findings were presented at the RCN conference in Oxford by Professor Helen Allan and Mike O’Driscoll on 6th April 2017 , which sparked an interesting discussion. The presentation is available to download below as well as the full evaluation report.
Feedback or questions regarding the research are very welcome.