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Dean's Symposium: Celebrating the transformational impact of nursing

Wednesday 12th May 2021 (09:30-12:10)
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Dean's Symposium: The Transformational Impact of Nursing on Healthcare Outcomes

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Celebrating the transformational impact of Nursing on healthcare outcomes

Hosted by Professor Joanne Lymn

Dean's Symposium programme
 Time TalkSpeaker / Host
9.30am - 9.45am Welcome to the Symposium  Professor Joanne Lymn, Dean and Head of School of Health Sciences
9.45am - 10.15am Florence Nightingale’s Cabin Fever: Home as Confinement Professor Paul Crawford, Professor of Health Humanities
 10.15am - 10.30am Q&A with Professor Paul Crawford Professor Paul Crawford
10.30am - 11am Researching inequalities in health - maternity care and BME women Professor Gina Higginbottom MBE, Emeritus Professor Ethnicity & Health
11am - 11.15am Q&A with Professor Gina Higginbottom MBE Professor Gina Higginbottom MBE
11.15am - 11.45am School of Health Sciences: Leadership in mental health recovery Professor Mike Slade, Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion
11.45am - Noon Q&A with Professor Mike Slade Professor Mike Slade
Noon - 12.10pm Closing Professor Joanne Lymn 

Talk abstracts

Florence Nightingale’s Cabin Fever: Home as Confinement

Homes can be both comforting and troubling places as we have all been finding out during the Coronavirus pandemic. In this timely talk, based on his recent publications, Florence Nightingale at Home and Cabin Fever: Surviving Lockdown in the Coronavirus Pandemic, Professor Crawford proposes a new understanding of how Florence Nightingale’s experiences of domestic life and ideas of home influenced her writings and pioneering work. Topically, he considers the mixed blessings of working from home and how Nightingale found the domestic setting as interchangeably a sanctuary and a prison.

School of Health Sciences: Leadership in mental health recovery

Three approaches to supporting mental health recovery will be described: Recovery Colleges, peer support workers and recovery narratives. For each of these approaches, a study currently being conducted by the School of Health Sciences will be described. Recovery Colleges are an approach to supporting individuals with mental health problems through coproduction and adult learning. Our work developing and evaluating a change model and fidelity measure for Recovery Colleges will be summarised, and the RECOLLECT Study (2020-2025) to investigate the impact and cost-effectiveness of Recovery Colleges will be described. Peer support work is an established intervention in which a person in recovery from mental illness offers support to others living with mental health issues. Although 19 randomised controlled trials have been published, most evidence comes from high-income settings. The four-year UPSIDES Study (2018-2022) has identified implementation influences and modifications to the peer support worker role in different cultures, and is currently conducting a randomised controlled trial of peer support work in India, Tanzania, Uganda, Israel and Germany. Finally, recovery narratives are an under-used resource which may offer benefits for others. In the five-year NEON Study (2017-2022) we have created the world’s largest collection of recorded recovery stories, and have developed an artificial intelligence-driven online intervention to match individuals to stories which may benefit them. The NEON Trials have completed recruited (n=1,830), and the intervention will be described. Further information on all studies is at researchintorecovery.com.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

University of Nottingham
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Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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