Disability History Month December 2016
A unique and versatile writer of fiction, journalism, memoir and spoken word poetry, Penny Pepper’s work examines difference, diversity and identity. For this lecture, introduced by RCN Foundation Trustee David Jones, Penny shared her poetry and personal journey of barriers and success.
In this lecture for World Mental Health Day, Professor Patrick Callaghan (Professor of Mental Health Nursing) explores the myth that the mentally ill are dangerous and menacing. He argues that whilst risk assessment is pervasive in mental health practice, it can have a stigmatising effect on people using mental health services. Introduction by Karen Medd (Middle Street Resource Centre).
Vaccination past and present: Exhibition launch October 2016
To launch the exhibition A healthful form of work: The history of public health nursing, a panel of speakers looked at vaccination’s controversial history.
Speakers [with timings] include RCN Professional Lead for Public Health Helen Donovan [start], Consultant community paediatrician Dr David Elliman [3:20], historian Professor Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford) [21;17], Dr Helen Bedford, registered nurse (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) [40;45] and paediatric infectious disease consultant Professor Paul Heath (St George's Hospital) [59;48].
RCN Fellows 40th Anniversary July 2016
How can we change to meet the growing need for high quality care? A panel of speakers explore how nursing responds to the challenges we face as our population gets older.
Speakers include Baroness Joan Bakewell, Professor June Andrews FRCN, Professor Wilf McSherry FRCN, Chair of the RCN Older People’s Forum Vicki Leah and Consultant Deborah Sturdy.
International Nurses' Day lecture May 2016 Part 2
In part 2 Audrey Ardern-Jones, published poet, performer and nurse and Chair of the Arts Forum at the Royal Marsden Hospital, reads poetry written by patients and staff on the cancer experience.
For part 3, spoken word artist and nurse Molly Case, recites from her body of work, including from her debut collection of poetry Underneath the roses where I remembered everything.
For LGBT History Month 2016, we celebrated the role of the RCN and our members in championing diversity, and raised awareness of LGBT issues past and present.
In this lecture, human rights activist Peter Tatchell tells the little known story of his hunt for the doctor who experimented on gay concentration camp prisoners and escaped justice.
History of mental health nursing series Feb 2016
For LGBT History Month and as part of our mental health nursing seminar series, Tommy Dickinson spoke about the men who were institutionalised in British mental hospitals to receive 'treatment' for homosexuality and transvestism. In this interview he talks about his research and the experiences of the nurses who supported this practice.