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News and Events

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.

'Guyanese expatriate women ask: is it a touch of sugar?' - Action Research, September 2017

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.

Compassion In Practice - Presentation at Royal College of Nursing Conference 2017

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.

Download Compassion in Practice presentation here.
Download Compassion in Practice evaluation report here.

International Critical Pedagogy Conference – July 2016

On 11 July 2016,  Professor Sue Dyson and Dr Margaret Volante of Middlesex University co-hosted the Critical Pedagogy Conference at Hendon Hall, London (AGENDA for Exploring Critical Pedagogy for Nursing and Midwifery Education).

The event featured guest speakers from the UK and Australia and was attended by an international audience of nurses, nurse educators and nurse researchers.

Presentations given included ‘Perspectives on Critical Pedagogy and Work-Based Learning’ by Dr Margaret Volante of Middlesex University  and a presentation Stars, Solutions and Stories by Margaret McAllister, Professor of Nursing at Central Queensland University, in Noosa, Australia. Professor Sue Dyson’s paper ‘Perspectives on Critical Pedagogy in Undergraduate Nursing Programmes‘ was circulated to attendees.

Attendees were active participants in the event, as breakout groups produced many interesting ideas about what a nursing curriculum which included critical pedagogy would look like.

The conference was very successful,  generating new insights and underlining the increasing relevance of critical pedagogy to nurse education, and identifying some of the work needed to make critical pedagogy a central part of nurse education curricula around the world.

CCRNM is building on this success by developing a network to collaborate on research around critical pedagogy in nurse education. If you are interested in finding out more please contact Professor Sue Dyson.

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