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RCN 2016 research conference

6-8 April 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland

The RCN is committed to growing the nursing knowledge base by proactively collecting, storing and preserving physical and digital content. With this in mind, we ask all presenters at the RCN annual international nursing research conference if they are willing to have their presentations uploaded onto the conference repository website. Below you can access a PDF of these presentations, as well as videos of the keynote presentations. 

Conference material

Nursing @ the Extremes: Navigating the Emotions of Care

Pam Smith

Professorial Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Gary Rolfe

Emeritus Professor, Swansea University

More poetry is needed: values, scholarship and nursing research

Applying for and conducting a large EU research grant: the case of RN4CAST

Walter Sermeus

Professor, Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy KU

Oral presentations

1.1.1 Working together: action research with service users to improve person centred care. Juliet MacArthur and Janet Corcoran

1.1.2 In search of improved pressure injury risk assessment for patients admitted to hospital: evaluation of a clinical-judgement-based tool. Lin Perry, Emine Tetik, Kay Maddison, Kathryne Hoban, Fiona Bampi

1.2.1 Dementia in the workplace: exploring the employment-related experiences of people with dementia, their families and employers. Louise Ritchie, Debbie Tolson, Mike Danson

1.2.2 Psychiatry is a risk business. The construction of Mental Health service users as risk objects. Anne Felton

1.3.2 Does an adapted cardiac rehabilitation programme delivered in a hospice for patients with Advanced Chronic Heart Failure have an effect on quality of life? Helen Walthall, Bee Wee, Mary Boulton

1.4.1 "My brush with prostate cancer": The lived experience of surviving at least five years after a diagnosis of prostate cancer received at or after the age of sixty-five. Natalie Doyle

1.4.2 Shared decision-making about treatment for colorectal cancer: The perspective of older patients. Jaqualyn Moore, Karen Gillett, Harriet Watson, Claire McGilly, Cath Taylor

1.4.3 Venous access: the voice of the patient lived experience. Melissa Robinson-Reilly, Penny Paliadelis, Mary Cruickshank

1.5.1 The Toxic Vortex: the lived experience of frustration in nursing practice. John McKinnon

1.5.2 Street Level Bureaucracy and the Selection of Candidates for Nursing. Findings from a Doctoral Study. Jane Welby, Anita Sargeant, Chris Dearnley

1.5.3 Service User Involvement and compassionate emotional work: The experience and meaning of this for mental health learners. Janet Wood

1.6.1 Comparison of the expressed experiences of survivors of childhood medulloblastoma with issues identified in consultations. Tony Long

1.6.2 Discharge and risk assessment from an acute medicine unit: A scoping review. Liz Deutsch (nee Lees)

1.6.3 Multi-professional educational sessions for Health Visitors caring for children with complex needs: evaluating contexts, mechanisms and outcomes. Alison Steven, Val Larkin

1.7.1 Values based recruitment: Developing a programme theory for a realist evaluation. Carl Thompson, Karen Spilsbury, Karen Bloor, Russell Mannion, Angela Simpson, Carole Wright, Liz Newbronner, Dorothy McCaughan, Veronica Dale

1.7.3 Improving nurses' responses to intimate partner violence: Development of a theory of change model. Caroline Bradbury-Jones, Maria Clark, Jayne Parry, Julie Taylor

1.8.2 Subjective wellbeing in UK mental health nurses: findings from a mixed methods research study. Jennifer Oates

1.8.3 Health locus of control and psychosocial well-being in cancer outpatients. Elísabet Hjörleifsdóttir, Dóra B. Jóhannsdóttir

1.9.1 The challenges of non-specialist nurses providing palliative end-of-life care to patients and their significant others: a metasynthesis. Hrønn Thorn, Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt

1.9.2 What is the value of attendance at palliative day care? A mixed systematic review. George Kernohan

2.1.1 Supporting students with mental health problems: exploring the tutor-student relationship through autoethnography. Lyn Gardner

2.1.2 Enabling carers to administer intramuscular depot injections within mental health: an action research study. John Crowley

2.2.2 The role of coping skills in the pyschosocial adaptation to Parkinson's Disease in patients and family carers: the qualitative perspective in a mixed-methods study. Victoria Navarta Sanchez, Neus Caparros, M Eugenia Ursua, Sara Diaz de Cerio, Mario Riverol, Mari Carmen Portillo

2.2.3 Women's experiences of low back and/or pelvic pain (LBPP) during pregnancy. Ciara Close

2.4.3 'Failing to fail' - a systematic review of where we are now. Kathleen Duffy

2.5.1 What is the current quality of end of life care for those who die at home? A study to explore the views and experiencesof bereaved relatives and carers. Carolyn Lees

2.5.2 Development and testing of a nurse-led oral fluid intake risk and response tool for older inpatients. Lloyd Oates, Vicky Riddell, Judy Plank, Chris Price

2.5.3 Information sharing and knowledge exchange with respite care services for older adults. Linda McSwiggan, Judity Marston, Martin Campbell, Tim Kelly, Thilo Kroll

2.6.1 Understanding the registered nursing workforce in care homes. Karen Spilsbury, Barbara Hanratty, Dorothy McCaughan

2.6.3 From Assistant to Registered Nurse: a UK mixed methods study which explored the transition. Victoria Arrowsmith, Ian Norman, Jill Maben, Margaret Lau Walker

2.7.1 Methodological issues associated with population health nursing research. Jacqueline Fawcett

2.7.2 Top ten research priorities relating to stroke nursing: a rigorous approach to establish a national nurse-led research agenda. Anne Rowat, Alex Pollock, Bridget St George, Jo Booth, Maggie Lawrence

2.7.3 Gatekeeping: a typology and screening tool. Austyn Snowden, Jenny Young

2.8.1 Care experience prior to entry into undergraduate nursing degrees: the recommendation, rhetoric and reality. Sarah Field-Richards, Helen Spiby, Patrick Callaghan, Sarah Redsell, Sharon Andrew, Phillip Keeley, Joanne Lymn

2.8.2 The psycho social environment in the clinical learning areas in Johannesburg: a student nurse perspective. Sue Armstrong

2.9.1 Barriers to physical activity amongst obese adults: a systematic literature review. Toni McIntosh, David Hunter, Sue Royce

2.9.2 Student placement enhancement project. G williams, J Cooper, M Cooke, J Griffiths 

3.1.1 Italian nurses' driving force to influence health policy. A Stievano, D Affonso, L Sabatino, G Rocco

3.1.2 The Emergency Nurse Practitioner role - thirty years on: a pilot study. Sue Bagley

3.2.1 How do young adults (19-24yrs) living with cancer experience supportive care? Louise Soanes

3.2.2 Parents' perceptions of flu illness and their decision-making processes regarding the nasal flu vaccine. Phoebe Moulsdale

3.3.1 Epidemiology, incidence and mortality rate of renal failure patients in the northern region of Oman: cross-sectional study results. Ruqiya Al-Za'abi

3.4.1 Acceptance of mobile learning by German nurses in elderly care. Mathilde Hackmann, Katharina Buske, Birgitt Holdke

3.4.2 Weaving the patient and carer voice into E-resources to shape values based recruitment. Arinola Adefila, Patricia Bluteau, Yvette Brown

3.5.1 The lived experience of newly-qualified nurses in the delivery of patient education in an acute care setting. Karen Fawkes, Jaqualyn Moore

3.6.1 Academic and research leadership: a longitudinal study of the nursing and midwifery professoriate (2003 - 2015). Dave O'Carroll

3.6.2 An analysis of nursing impact case studies in REF 2014. Daniel Kelly, Bridie Kent, Ann McMahon, Julie Taylor, Michael Traynor

3.7.2 Workforce implications and staff and patient experiences of 100% in patient single rooms accommodation. Jill Maben

3.8.1 'Just another knee': perceptions of treatment decision making and self-management for working age people with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. Karen Gillett, Lindsay Bearne, James Galloway, Heidi Lempp

3.8.2 The liminal self in people with Multiple Sclerosis: an interpretive phenomenological exploration of the experience of being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Karen Strickland, A Worth, C Kennedy

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