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RCN 2017 research conference

5-7 April 2017, Oxford, England, UK

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

Evidence-based policy? Really?

Trish Greenhalgh

Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

Jane Ball

Principal Research Fellow, University of Southampton

The research-policy interface: 'safe-staffing' as an example

Influencing policy through nursing research in primary and community care

Sally Kendall

Professor of Community Nursing and Public Health, University of Kent

Question Time: Focussing on influencing

Chair: Jane Hughes, Royal College of Nursing

Panel members: Lara Carmona, Royal College of Nursing; Jane Ball, University of Southampton; Sally Kendall, University of Kent; Abigail Masterson, Independent consultant

Poster presentations

Poster 2. How can national evaluators enhance evidence from local transformational change to influence policy and decision making? Lucy Johnston, Karen Campbell, Brooke Marron
Poster 4. Realistic and appreciative: developing a dual model of evaluation of 'Transforming Care after Treatment' programme in Scotland. Lucy Johnston, Karen Campbell, Brooke Marron, Stephen Smith
Poster 7. A controlled trial of a mindfulness-based intervention for people with schizophrenia. Wai Tong Chien, Annie L.K. Yip, Thanos Karatzias
Poster 8. Experiences of using the Honest Broker Service for analysis of a maternity dataset and a prescribing dataset to determine the profile of women in Northern Ireland who have accessed maternity services and who have heart conditions. Mary Gillespie, Marlene Sinclair, Janine Stockdale, Joan Condell, Inez Cooke
Poster 10. Implementation of an international quality improvement initiative for children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at Cambridge University Hospitals - Improve Care Now (ICN). Claire Lee, M. Gasparetto, M. Brennan, A. Folan, D. Cunion, M. Maidment, F. Torrente, R. Heuschkel, M. Zilbauer
Poster 11. The Wessex AsThma CoHort (WATCH) difficult asthma study: integrating research into the clinic. Yvette Thirlwall, Fernando Gonzalez, Clair Barber, Kerry Gove, Alannah Morgan, Kamran Tariq, Paddy Dennison, Ramesh J. Kurukulaaratchy
Poster 14. Wide range of interventions on offer at palliative care day services: evidence from a detailed mapping exercise. George Kernohan, K. Brazil, K. Armour, P. Buckley, J. Coast, A. Finnucane, P. Gilbert, L. Graham-Wisener, F. Hasson, L. Jones, J. Jordan, N. McCorry, S. McIlfatrick
Poster 15. Testing staff's ability to gauge fluid intake. Chris Tattersall
Poster 17. Managing night-time vital signs observations: the conflicting care work of supporting sleep and preventing deterioration. Jo Hope, Paul Schmidt, Alejandra Recio-Saucedo, Nicky Sayer, Carole Fogg, Peter Griffiths, Greta Westwood, Gary Smith, Paul Meredith, Yvonne Alton, Anya de Iongh, Antonello Maruotti
Poster 18. Oral health in care homes: a patient and public involvement project in the local community. Camille Cronin, Phoebe Purcell
Poster 19. 'Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?'. A study exploring mother's lived experiences of abusive relationships and how to survive. Diane Phimister
Poster 20. Living with vascular disease: a qualitative study. Elizabeth Lumley, Rosie Duncan, Angela.M.Tod, Georgina Jones, Simon Palfreyman, Jonathan Michaels
Poster 22. Managing clinical research nurses: the Edinburgh Experience. Jean Bruce
Poster 24. Innovative research roles. Maxine Berry, Karen Ingham
Poster 26. Social media as an engagement strategy to inform nursing policy. Siobhan O'Connor
Poster 29. Exploring the reality of clinical research nursing in acute NHS Trusts: a qualitative study in four organisational case studies. Helen Jones
Poster 32. So much more than patient recruitment: using the BRIS-TOOL to define clinical research nursing. Paula Tacchi
Poster 33. Mindfulness for midwives. Sian Warriner, Louise Hunter
Poster 35 (ViPER). Experiences of a Clinical Leadership Programme and its impact: a constructivist inquiry. Susan Sloan
Poster 36. Mindfulness in maternity. Sian Warriner, Maret Dymond
Poster 37. Patients' experience of radical treatment for mesothelioma: the MARS 2 trial. Clare Warnock, Karen Lord, Peter Allmark, Liz Darlison, Angela Tod
Poster 38. Quantifying the impact of surgical scars following anterior lumbar spine surgery. Jennie Walker, Irene Hernandez-Sanchez, Bronek Boszczyk
Poster 39. What factors influence the continuity of care following completion of a clinical trial? A qualitative study of patient experiences. Nicola Johnson, J. Moore, M. Malone
Poster 43. The Christie patient pathway to oncology early phase clinical trials. The role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Lorraine Turner, Philip Higham, Emma Dean
Poster 47. 'It is what it is'. How informal carers experience providing bladder and bowel care to palliative patients compared with palliative community nursing staffs' perception of that experience: a qualitative two-phase study. Sarah Combes, Sue Woodward, Christine Norton
Poster 48. Evaluation of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) care training programme to improve clinical skills and knowledge in an Integrated Care Organisation (ICO). Ash Purran, Catherine Kerr, Gordon Weller
Poster 49. Exploring the impact that the identification with the patient's symptoms has on nursing students' quality of life. Agni Nakou, Stefanos Mantzoukas, Evangelia Kotrsotsiou, Chryssi Hatzoglou, Konstantinos Letsios, Mary Gouva
Poster 51. Postgraduate nursing education in Nigeria: understanding students' journeys to programme completion or withdrawal. Simon Onwe, David Banks, Philippa Derrington, Lindesay Irvine
Poster 52. Strategies for communicating with young people with bone cancer about clinical trial participation. Verna Lavender, Faith Gibson, Alexandra Brownsdon, Lorna Fern, Jeremy Whelan, Susie Pearce
Poster 54. High Fidelity Silicone Patient Simulation [HFSPS] (MaskED™ KRS): confidence competence and decision making in first year student nurses. Allison Wiseman, Maria Miklaucich
Poster 57. Achieving 'Linchpin' effectiveness in clinical research nursing practices. Jessica Taylor, Caroline Saunders
Poster 58. (ViPER) Student nurses' role in the delivery of sexual health-how can we promote holistic nursing care? Emma Pascale Blakey, Helen Aveyard, Charlie Wells
Poster 59. (ViPER) Barriers and facilitators to seeking advice in cancer patients at risk of neutropenic sepsis. Martina Davies, Rachel Mead, Gail Lambarth, Will Leaver, Jamie-Lee Gynn, Angela Tod, Clare Warnock
Poster 61. Exploring the attitudes of colorectal oncology patients towards pre-operative exercise: a qualitative study. Laura Gallego Paredes, Caroline McGraw
Poster 62. Intermittent fasting interventions for the treatment of overweight and obesity in adults aged 18 years and over: a systematic review. Sharon Hamilton, L. Harris, S. Harrison, L. Azevedo, J. Olajide, C. De Brún, G. Waller, T. Sharp, V. Whittaker, C. Hankey, L. Ells
Poster 63. An analysis of enquiries relating to Men B vaccination received to a regional immunisation advice service for health professionals. Karen Ford, Alex Trevelyan
Poster 65. Adolescents in research: the challenges of recruitment. Caroline White, Rachel White
Poster 66. The Vaccine Knowledge Project: an analysis of website use from January 2013 to December 2016. Sarah Loving, Priscilla McRitason
Poster 67. Expedited delivery of Ebola vaccine trials: recruiting to a phase 1 vaccine trial in response to an epidemic. Danielle Campbell, Juliette Meek, Priscilla McRitason, Lily Norman, Malick Gibani, Emma Plested, Svetlana Milca, Andrew J Pollard, Matthew D. Snape
Poster 69. ED nurses perceptions and understanding of older people's dignity. Bhupinder Pawar
Poster 70. What are post-stroke community patients' experiences of a secondary stroke prevention (SSP) package offered by a Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team (CNRT) in the South East of England and their views on how it could be improved? A work based formative service evaluation. Karen Jephson
Poster 71. Reflections on a rapid evidence assessment to inform Standards of Nursing Practice. Lynne Currie, Anda Bayliss, Toni McIntosh
Poster 72. Reflections of working with an interpreter when conducting qualitative in-depth interviews. Debbie Chagadama

Oral presentations

1.1.2 The child's experience of single room isolation. Donna Austin
1.1.3 Non accidental and neglectful injuries in children: patterns and typology. Julie Taylor, Nikolaos Efstathiou
1.2.2 The lived experience of nursing home residents in the context of the nursing home as their 'home'. Kevin Moore
1.2.3 Interpretative repertoires and wider discourses used by student nurses and lecturers while discussing student nurse professionalism during university study. Sue Jackson, Alison Steven
1.4.1 Intentional rounding in hospital wards: what works, for whom and in what circumstances? Ruth Harris, Sarah Sims, Nigel Davies, Ros Levenson, Stephen Gourlay, Fiona Ross
1.4.3 Protective factors: bridging the gap between recovery and violence risk assessment in mental health nursing. Jodie Alder
1.5.2 Will real-time ward management systems transform quality and safety? Emma Ferguson, Justin Keen, Rebecca Randell, Andrew Long, Nyantara Wickramasekera, Elizabeth McGuiness, Claire Ginn, Sean Willis, Jackie Whittle
1.5.3 Engaging patients and the public in eHealth. Siobhan O'Connor
1.6.2 Reviewing IPA studies: the development and evaluation of a new tool. Sherrill Snelgrove
1.6.3 Drawing as a research tool: what does it add? Maria Horne, Samantha Masley, J. Allison-Love
1.7.1 A nurse-led intervention providing supportive care for people living with advanced liver disease: feasibility study. Andrea Baird, S.A. Murray, Barbara Kimbell, Marilyn Kendall, Chris Weir, Alastair MacGilchrist, Peter Hayes, Kirsty Boyd, Heidi Byrne, Patricia Brookes-Young, Anne Finucane, Ronan O'Carroll
1.7.2 Lifestyle self-management experience of South Asians after a heart attack. Dilla Davis

2.1.1 Trustworthiness: a hermeneutic qualitative research journey. Gayatri Nambiar-Greenwood
2.1.3 What is moral distress in nursing and how should we respond to it? Georgina Morley, Jonathan Ives, Caroline Bradbury-Jones, Fiona Irvine
2.2.3 Taxonomy of frequent users to urgent and emergency healthcare. Nicola Worrillow
2.3.1 Talking-past-each-other: health professional and family perspectives on accessing post-stroke information. Dianne Roy, Susan Gasquoine, Shirin Caldwell, Derek Nash
2.3.2 Establishing the views of homeless individuals on homelessness and healthcare services through the use of art therapy. Stephanie Morris
2.4.1 Understanding informal carers' experiences of caring for older people with a hip fracture: a systematic review of qualitative studies. Liz Tutton, Lorena Saletti-Cuesta, Debbie Langstaff, Keith Willett
2.5.1 Current arrangements for disclosure in nursing and health research protocols. George Kernohan. Emma McFall
2.5.2 Emotional labour: ethnography and the healthcare worker. Charlotte Overton, Fiona Moffatt
2.5.3 Can primary care nurses improve integrated care and self-management for long-term conditions? A feasibility trial process evaluation of the person centred assessment method (PCAM). Margaret Maxwell, Carina Hibberd, Patricia Aitchison, Eileen Calveley, Stewart Mercer, Isobel Gordon, Rebekah Pratt, Christine Hoy
2.6.1 Lost without translation: practice leaders as code breakers. Jan Furniaux, Siobhan Reilly, Katherine Froggatt
2.6.3 Proxy decision making and dementia care: exploring decision maker thinking using Construal Level Theory: a novel approach. Helen Convey, Janet Holt, Barbara Summers
2.7.1 Nurses' views on challenges in elderly cannulation: a survey. Maswinda Sari Haji Zainal, Nuramalina Abd Rahman, Rozita Haji Tamin, Zainatul Ashiqin Haji Salleh, Liling Chaw, Khadizah H. Abdul-Mumin, Munikumar Ramasamy Venkatasalu

3.1.1 Quality of life for the person with severe dementia: A collective case study approach. Margaret Brown
3.1.2 The effectiveness of an adventure-based training in reducing fatigue and enhancing quality of life among childhood cancer survivors. William Li, Joyce Chung, Eva Ho, Godfrey Chan
3.2.1 Patient's experiences of being discharged home following a diagnosis of malignant spinal cord compression. Clare Warnock, Jane Manson, Lesley Crowther
3.2.2 Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) after treatment for colorectal cancer within outpatient clinics: using findings to improve practice and policies. Lucy Johnston
3.3.1 New ways of seeing. Adult nursing students' perspectives on the value of a longitudinal programme of home visits to people with dementia and their carers. Wendy Grosvenor, Ann Gallagher, Sube Banerjee
3.4.2 From bedside to businesslike and back again: clinical research nurses on professional identity and the caring recruiting dichotomy. Linda Tinkler, Victoria Smith, Yan Yiannakou, Lisa Robinson
3.5.1 Notes from the field: comparing face to face, telephone and Skype interviews with couples. Duncan Randall, Julie Taylor, Vicky Robinson
3.6.1 Prevention of maternal health complications: voices of the rural women through the lens. Alberta David Nsemo, Jennifer Chipps, Dominic E. Umoh, Dorathy J. Offiong
3.7.1 Measuring self-efficacy for caregiving of caregivers of patients with palliative care need: validation of the caregiver inventory. Doris YP Leung
3.7.2 Relationships among fatigue, physical activity, depressive symptoms, and quality of life in Chinese young cancer survivors. Joyce Chung, William Li, Eva Ho, Godfrey Chan

4.1.2 Seeking authorization: a grounded theory exploration of mentors' experiences of assessing nursing students on the borderline of achievement of practice competence. Simon Cassidy
4.2.1 How do mental health nurses negotiate and manage their mental health problems in the social environment at work? Jennifer Oates
4.2.2 Structural constraints and individual agency in delivering compassionate care. A report of the National Evaluation of the Compassion in Practice Vision and Strategy in England. Helen Allan, Mike O'Driscoll
4.3.1 What is the Impact of a bowel management protocol in cardiac intensive care? Dawn Warren, Bridie Kent
4.3.2 A place for sadness: messages for nursing practice in the ontology of melancholy. John McKinnon
4.4.1 Participatory research: using board games to guide secondary analysis of big data. Rachel Taylor, Ana Martins, Sarah Lea, Jeremy Whelan, Lorna Fern
4.4.2 Exploring young people with liver disease experiences and needs when transitioning from paediatric to adult services: An exploratory study. Jane Coad, Alex Toft, Charlotte Clowes, Rachel Taylor, Alison Taylor, Joseph Manning, Nicky Ashley, Lee Claridge, James Ferguson, Jonathon Hind, Rebecca Jones, Patricia McClean, Patrick McKiernan, Marianne Samyn, David Adams
4.5.2 Nursing mindfully: a mixed-method exploration of student nurses' experiences of mindfulness-based stress reduction. Graeme Donald, Helen Pusey, Joanne Timpson, Shaun Speed, Liz Lee-Woolf
4.6.1 Delegation and supervision of health care assistants' work in the daily management of the uncertain and the unexpected in clinical practice. Invisible learning among newly qualified nurses. H.T. Allan, C. Magnusson, K. Horton, K. Curtis, S. Westwood, K. Evans, M. Johnson, E. Ball
4.7.1 Cardiovascular disease and sexual wellbeing: perceptions and experiences of healthcare professionals and patients. Leah East, Marie Hutchinson
4.8.1 Excuse me, I want to be a clinical academic; can you help? a ViPER session. Debbie Carrick-Sen, Amelia Swift, Lisa Shepherd, Amy Kerr

5.1.3 Determinants of place of delivery for women of reproductive age in Murang'a county, Kenya. Daniel Muya Gachathi, Rosemary Okova, Fransisca Mwangangi
5.2.1 Nurse staffing levels, missed vital signs observations and mortality in hospital wards: modelling the consequences and costs of variations in nurse staffing and skill mix. Peter Griffiths
5.2.2 Exploring nursing skill mix and its effect on quality of interaction. Emily Oliver, Peter Griffiths, Jackie Bridges, Ruth Pickering, Ines Mesa-Equiagaray
5.2.3 The association of nurses' shift characteristics and sickness absence. Chiara Dall’Ora, Peter Griffiths, Jane Ball, Alejandra Recio-Saucedo, Antonello Maruotti, Oliver Redfern
5.3.1 An investigation into the effects of a theory-practice gap on student nurses' understanding of administering intramuscular injections. Kathleen Greenway, Graham Butt, Helen Walthall
5.3.2 Is comprehensive searching always necessary in an undergraduate literature review? Helen Aveyard
5.4.1 Clinical leadership: values into action. David Stanley
5.4.3 Preparing the next generation of clinical leaders. Judith Enterkin
5.5.3 NIHR research funding applications quality and success: closing the gap. Debbie Carrick-Sen
5.6.2 Healthcare professionals views on the durability and usage of the current available surgical mask. Ade Muharayani Burhanuddin, Abdul Alif Sulaiman, Faridahani Isahak, Salmah Mohd Noor, Liling Chaw, Khadizah H. Abdul-Mumin, Munikumar Ramasamy Venkatasalu
5.6.3 Intention, beliefs and mood from weekly diaries predict attendance at cardiac rehabilitation. Martyn C. Jones, Karen Smith, Oliver Herber, Myra White, Fiona Steele, Derek W. Johnston
5.7.1 Nursing students' understanding of the Fundamentals of Care: a cross-sectional study in five countries. Clair Merriman, Ann Ewens

6.1.1 Exploring the 'values journey' of healthcare students recruited using values-based approaches: a multi-professional cohort study. Alison Callwood
6.1.2 Understanding undergraduate fitness to practise-a simulated case study approach. Julie-Ann Hayes
6.2.1 Evaluation of a newly established trauma service in a tertiary hospital in South East Queensland. Elizabeth Wake, Tania Battistella, Renee Nelson, Kate Dale, Matthew Scott, Emma Baxendale, Nerolie Bost
6.5.1 Interventions to support parents when managing their child's pain at home: an integrative review. Roses Parker, Stephen McKeever, Theresa Wiseman, Alison Twycross
6.6.1 The interconnectivity of tools for analysis: combining textual and visual data to construct a substantive theory of professional identity of adult nursing. Jacqueline Ridge, Jacqueline Parkes, Judith Sixsmith
6.7.1 The Southampton Model of research delivery: ensuring effective research delivery through innovative workforce development. Emma Munro, Jennifer Allison
6.7.2 Clinical Research Nurse and Midwife (CRN/M): a key workforce at the centre of clinical research delivery. Naomi Hare, Helen Jones

7.1.1 Resilience research in nursing: part of the problem or part of the solution? Michael Traynor
7.3.1 Critical Incident Technique: a useful method for exploring the health liaison role of the Community Learning Disability Nurse (CNLD)? Stacey Rees
7.3.2 People with learning disabilities, their experiences of dental care: barriers and enablers. Sharon Hamilton, Pat Watson, Kamini Shah
7.4.1 Access to and impact of psychological support for healthcare professionals working in palliative care settings. M Horne, S Masley, J Allison-Love
7.4.2 Healthcare professionals' views of young people transitioning from curative to palliative care. Daniel Kelly, Sofia Vougioukalou
7.5.1 Growing spaces: a mixed methods evaluation of a mental health recovery programme for people with mild mental health problems. Michelle Howarth, Michaela Rogers, Neil Withnell, Cath McQuarrie
7.5.2 Stroke navigation service trial: an integrated care innovation. Dianne Roy, Allanah Harrington, Roz McKechnie, Victoria Andersen, Gerry Fennelly, Sue Gasquoine, Arun Deo, S Woods, Tatsuya Unno
7.6.1 Development of a model of integrated working to promote person-centred end of life care at home. Caroline Dickson, Helena Kelly, Brendan McCormack, Janice Logan
7.7.1 Peer assessed medicines management OSCE for student nurses: a strategy to enhance safe medicines management practice. Allison Wiseman
7.7.2 Factors affecting observations of vital signs in hospital during the night shift: nurses' perspectives. Alejandra Recio-Saucedo
7.8.1 see Poster 58
7.8.2 see Poster 59

8.1.1 Constructing a grounded theory of the critical illness trajectory. Pamela Page
8.2.1 Co-designing Hepatitis C services. Ray Poll, Daniel Wolstenholme
8.3.1 Interpersonal trauma, substance misuse and pregnancy: a phenomenological exploration of pregnant women and midwives in Scotland. Naomi Waddell, Thanos Karatzias, Michael Brown, Catherine Mahoney
8.4.1 Is caring oxymoronic in commissioning? Helen Allan, Kit Tapson, Mike O'Driscoll, Jan Savage, Gay Lee, Roz Dixon
8.4.2 Experiences of the early 'infertility journey': an ethnography of couples commencing infertility investigations and treatment. Ginny Mounce, Helen Allan, Nicola Carey
8.5.1 Developing a quality care-metric to measure public health nursing practice. Martina Giltenane, Kate Frazer
8.5.2 Exploring the role of health visitors in supporting mothers with mental health problems. Catherine Lowenhoff, Jane Appleton, Nick Pike, Jan Davison-Fischer
8.5.3 The ward sister: factors that aid transition. Jacqueline McKenna
8.6.1 Family and community nursing in Italy. Organizational proposals for a new welfare. Silvia Marcadelli, Alessandro Stievano, Gennaro Rocco
8.6.3 The ethical implications of facilitating the involvement of groups considered 'vulnerable' in the development of research. Ruth Northway
8.7.2 Including individual interviews in a study using focus groups: a pragmatic solution or a threat to coherence? Lesley Baillie