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RCN 2018 research conference

16-18 April 2018, Birmingham, 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

On the challenges and opportunities of seeing things differently

Davina Allen

Professor of Nursing, Cardiff University


Michael Traynor

Professor of Nursing Policy, Middlesex University

Autonomy, caring and labour: taking the red pill

Janet Davies

Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing

Anita Charlesworth

Director of Research and Economics, The Health Foundation

NHS workforce and financial sustainability

Poster presentations

Poster 0 Impact of venepuncture training in the reduction of pre-analytical blood sample haemolysis systematic review. Nellie A. Makhumula-Nkhoma  
Poster 1 An exploratory study to review written nursing documentation. Elizabeth Lumley (poster of the day winner, Monday)
Poster 2 Development and implementation of a quality assurance framework in nursing and midwifery practice. Hilary Lloyd 
Poster 3 The multi-disciplinary team members' use of the electronic patient record within one Emergency Medical Assessment Unit (EMAU). Pauline Chai Tin Tang 
Poster 4 Factors influencing nurses's intentions to leave the adult critical care areas: a systematic literature review. Nadeem Khan 
Poster 6 An exploration of the factors that influence the development of professional values in pre-registration nursing students. Liz Gormley-Fleming 
Poster 9 How do mental health nurses experience caring for people with delirium superimposed on dementia: initial qualitative findings from a mixed methods study. Claire Pryor 
Poster 10 Discharge planning in mental healthcare settings: a concept analysis. Sarah Xiao 
Poster 12 "Spread the word": disseminating research findings to children and young people. Sheila Roberts 
Poster 13 Micro-analysis of simulated paediatric resuscitations to determine hierarchy for drug information in medication safety mobile application. Calandra Feather 
Poster 18 Using public preferences to quantify the burden of travel to specialist vascular centres for abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment in the UK. Patrick Phillips 
Poster 19 Improving a local rapid access chest pain clinic through service evaluation. Diane Morgan 
Poster 24 District nurse views on improving the transfer of care from hospital to home. Marie Girdham (poster of the day winner, Tuesday)
Poster 25 Rural mothers caring for children with chronic health conditions. Debra Jackson
Poster 27 The elements of self-care in patients with urostomy: a phenomenological study. Alessandro Stievano 
Poster 29 Patients' perspective of living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: a literature review. Simona Fourie 
Poster 30 How and to what extent do patients with kidney disease value the use of PatientView in their self-care practice? Claire Hudson 
Poster 31 Can patients be the smoke detectors for the NHS? Sally Moore 
Poster 32 Communicating a diagnosis of mesothelioma: implications for nurses. Angela M Tod 
Poster 33 What do patients want? Information and communication in the emergency department. Jo Blackburn 
Poster 35 The effect of social history taking mechanisms on discharge planning for adult patients admitted to the medical unit: a service evaluation. Christine Anstey 
Poster 37 Methodological considerations, limitations and promises of using focus group data from two different countries. Mamdooh Alzyood 
Poster 38 Aligning patient recruitment with clinical pathways in an observational study in an acute cardiology setting. Stacey Stewart 
Poster 47 Palliative care service provision for veterans with non-malignant respiratory disease and their carers in rural America. Clare McVeigh 
Poster 50 “Identikit: make me a nurse.” The use of imagery to inform construction of the professional self. Jacquie Ridge 
Poster 52 Advancing practice using patient-reported outcome measures: A national collaboration to develop SAM. Rachel Taylor 
Poster 53 Why women aren't ideal candidates for reperfusion therapy. Hanem F. Mohamed 
Poster 55 Development and validation of a resilience model. Sandra Ramey 
Poster 56 Assessment of depression and Its contributing factors among undergraduate nursing students. Eman Dawood 
Poster 57 Professionalism in social media: the 3Cs rule. Gemma Ryan 
Poster 62 Violence experienced by preregistration nursing students on clinical placements: systematic literature review. Nutmeg Hallett (poster of the day winner, Wednesday)
Poster 63 Integrating research findings into an implementation narrative. Elaine Maxwell

Oral presentations

1.1.1 Parent’s experiences of caring for an extremely premature baby at home. Julia Petty
1.1.2 Sleep hygiene education (SHE) and children with developmental disabilities (DD). Findings from an experience based co-design (EBCD) study. Julie Sutton
1.1.3 Liminality as a framework to understand parent’s experiences of going home after their infants complex cardiac surgery: a conceptual model. Kerry Gaskin
1.2.1 Patient reported experiences of using community rehabilitation and/or support services whilst living with a long-term neurological condition: a qualitative systematic review. Sharon Hamilton
1.2.2 Palliative care for people with Motor Neurone Disease: an integrative literature review. Lorna Hollowood
1.2.3 Can care costs rise as patients gain independence through rehabilitation? A post hoc analysis of prospectively collected data. Heather Williams (paper of the day winner, Monday)
1.3.1 Medication adherence and predictive factors in patients with cardiovascular disease in Sydney, Australia. Ali Al-Ganmi
1.3.2 Post-operative mortality, missed care and registered nurse staffing in nine countries: a cross-sectional study. Jane Ball
1.4.1 Meaning and enactment of 'person-centred' care for people in acute care living with dementia. Mary Godfrey
1.4.2 Implementing the PIE programme to improve person-centred care for people with dementia on hospital wards. Ann Skingley
1.4.3 Barriers to advance care planning for people affected by dementia: time for a rethink? Tony Ryan
1.5.1 An exploratory study to investigate how community learning disability nurses (CNLDs) support adults with learning disabilities in Wales to access secondary healthcare. Stacey Rees
1.5.2 The contribution of intellectual disability clinical nurse specialists in Ireland: focus group interviews. Owen Doody
1.5.3 The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme. Pauline Heslop
1.6.1 Ethical issues in the use of financial incentives to improve hepatitis C clinic attendance. Ray Poll
1.6.2 The lived experiences and ethics of environmentally engaged nurses. Louise Terry
1.6.3 Accountability in nursing clinical practice: decision making analysis in an english emergency department. Alfonso Rubio Navarro
1.7.2 The challenges of involving patients with dementia in research on the acute hospital ward. Emily Oliver
1.7.3 Composition of focus groups when exploring the impact of cultural heritage on student nurses’ beliefs and intentions to work with people with dementia. Joanne Brooke

2.1.1 A quasi-experimental study of individual specific reminiscence. Elizabeth Laird
2.1.2 Falls and falls prevention in residential care: perspectives of older people across two continents. Tessa Watts
2.1.3 Uncertainty and unplanned hospital readmissions among older adults - exploring a concept in context. Emma Pascale Blakey
2.2.1 Hyper acute stroke: the specialist nursing impact. Exploring feelings of secondary traumatic stress. A qualitative enquiry. Mark Wilkinson
2.2.3 Challenges to person centred practice in critical care: nursing perspectives. Pamela Page
2.3.1 Getting close enough to smell the real with psychosocial, visual and longitudinal narrative research: implications for research and practice. Susie Pearce
2.3.3 Giving voice - the use of audio-recorded diaries as a data collection method within a phenomenological study. Jon Harrison
2.4.1 The impact on nurse assessors of conducting assessments in clinical settings. Susan Armstrong
2.4.2 Do I tell my mentor? Tricia Brown
2.5.1 Home from home? A case study of the first-year settlement experiences of EU nurses working in one NHS Trust in England. Magi Sque
2.5.2 Retaining nurses in the workforce: a mixed methods study. Vari Drennan
2.5.3 When did leadership become clinical? An evolutionary concept analysis of clinical leadership in health care and the implications for workforce culture and leadership programme development. Helen Stanley
2.6.2 Clinical Schools: Enhancing research capacity in clinical settings. Bridie Kent
2.6.3 The influence of memes on wider discourses associated with nurse education. Sue Jackson
2.7.1 An investigation of Assistant Practitioners career progression. Camille Cronin
2.7.2 Learning about and using therapeutic communication skills in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing: students views of an innovative curriculum development. Patricia Day
2.7.3 Moving to a graduate nursing profession: examining nursing students engagement in college after a decade of all graduate education in Ireland. Mary Clynes

3.1.1 Mindlines or bricolage - an ethnographic study of the social organisation of practice nurses' knowledge use. Judith Carrier
3.1.2 Conceptualisation, development and validation of a community-based Patient Complexity Instrument (PCI) for district nurses. Sue Thomas (paper of the day winner, Monday)
3.2.2 The provision of generalist and specialist palliative care for patients with non-malignant respiratory disease in the north and Republic of Ireland: a qualitative study. Clare McVeigh
3.3.1 What do nurses do? A meta-narrative review of the literature of nursing work. Jennifer Jackson
3.3.2 Professional identity revisited: an emerging narrative of individual, organisational and national leadership influences impacting on clinical research delivery. Linda Tinkler
3.4.1 Experiences, coping and holistic needs assessment in UK breast cancer survivors. Lydia Briggs
3.4.2 An evaluation of palliative care nurse prescribing: a mixed methods study in Uganda. Julia Downing
3.5.1 Disabled people's experiences of accessing reasonably adjusted hospital care. Stuart Read
3.5.2 Experiences of adults with Learning Disabilities: views of patients, family carers and paid support staff following acute hospital admission. Karen Thomson
3.6.2 The clinical research nurse workforce - an insight into the national organisational structure. Helen Jones
3.7.1 Psychometric evaluation of the traditional Chinese version of Resilience Scale-14 in assessing the resilience level of Hong Kong adolescents. Oi Kwan Joyce Chung

4.1.1 Attitudes towards pain expression and pain management in parents of children with cancer. Roses Parker
4.2.2 Recovery experiences of patients under 60 with fragility hip fracture: a qualitative study. Gillian Janes
4.3.1 Exploring the long-term impacts of the Productive Ward: Releasing Time to Care™ programme in English acute hospitals. Jill Maben
4.3.2 Ongoing learning and reflections from undertaking a realist evaluation of Schwartz Rounds: an healthcare intervention to promote compassionate care. Jill Maben
4.5.1 Perceptions of prostate cancer risk in white working class, African Caribbean and Somali men living in south east Wales: a constructionist grounded theory. Sarah Fry
4.6.1 Different methods for doing a literature review- how useful are they? Helen Aveyard
4.6.2 Advancing the science of literature reviewing in nursing and healthcare: the focused mapping review and synthesis as a novel approach. Caroline Bradbury-Jones
4.7.1 Poetic narrative storytelling - a new powerful and cathartic research method. Debbie Carrick-Sen

5.1.1 Nursing clinical academic careers ten years on: what have we learnt and what can we do differently? Annie Topping
5.1.2 Barriers and enablers to support clinical academic careers in the NHS: learning from experience. Ros Kane
5.2.2 Factors affecting recruitment and attrition in randomised controlled trials of complementary and alternative medicine for pregnancy-related issues. Ciara Close
5.3.1 The impact of Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation on the identity of academic staff in a higher education institution in the United Kingdom: a mixed-methods study. Julie Attenborough
5.3.2 Strengthening research capacity of nurse educators. Neloise Geyer
5.4.1 Nurses with dyslexia: innovative approaches to maintaining their voice in narrative research. Rachael Major
5.4.2 Stories untold - the impact of adverse events in nursing in sub-Saharan Africa. Susan Armstrong
5.5.1 The effectiveness of a mindfulness-based bibliotherapy group programme in early-stage psychosis: a multi-center RCT. Wai Tong Chien
5.5.2 How do parent's perceive and utilise knowledge of their infant's mental heath: a systematic review. Jane Peters
5.6.1 Development of an ethical framework to support nurse-led healthcare research with prisoners. Joanne Brooke
5.7.1 The cost of transferring a patient on nurses and nursing work. Nicole Blay
5.7.2 Promotion of oral health by community nursing teams. Brendan Garry

6.2.2 Imposter syndrome: why is it so common in nursing research and is it really a problem? Paul Gill
6.3.1 Issues of protection and societal responsibility in nursing research: theoretical discussion. Julie Taylor
6.3.2 CliPEAT: an ethical assessment tool for clinical policies, procedures and guidelines. Alfonso Rubio Navarro
6.4.1 A longitudinal narrative study exploring representations of identity for young adults with cancer. Susie Pearce
6.5.1 Is there a future for advance practice murses in South Africa? A situational analysis. Lizelle Crous
6.5.2 Implementing plans for treatment and care in a future emergency: what are the implications for nursing roles and practice? Michelle Myall
6.6.2 Making nursing matter - using actionable data to improve patient outcomes. Jenny Sim (paper of the day winner, Tuesday)
6.7.1 Modelling evaluation of a political leadership programme: behavioural change to make the case for antimicrobial stewardship. Anda Bayliss
6.7.2 Restructuring relationships in cancer survivorship: changes in social support and engagement with self-management practices. Catherine Henshall

7.2.1 Nurse-identified barriers and facilitators to delivering end-of-life care in a cardiac intensive care unit. Elena Ivany
7.3.1 Nurse-led medicines monitoring in care homes study: a process evaluation of the impact and sustainability of the Adverse Drug Reaction (ADRe) Profile. Sherrill Snelgrove
7.4.1 What UK health care undergraduates fear about expressing compassion: A survey. Lesley McKinlay
7.4.2 Cross-sectional survey of British newly-qualified nurses' experience of organizational empowerment and assertive communication behaviors. Roslyn Mattukoyya
7.5.1 Examining the evidence base for venepuncture in patients with previous mastectomies. Irene Mabbott
7.5.2 Health care professional-patient communication about oral chemotherapy: an ethnographic study. Gary Mitchell
7.6.1 Does caring affect the carers? A qualitative study to explore the psychosocial effects of operating as part of a Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT). Di Lamb
7.6.2 A qualitative study of healthcare workers perceptions and experiences of using personal information documents for people with dementia. Lesley Baillie
7.7.1 Developing research knowledge and capability in undergraduate nurses: a pilot research elective. Julie Menzies
7.7.2 Critical reflection on a research internship as a student nurse. Felicity Allman

8.1.2 Workplace stress amongst nurses in paediatric intensive care units in Saudi Arabia. Amany Alabdullah
8.2.1 Resilience Challenge: using an evidence-based video game as a reflexive tool in clinical practice. Jennifer Jackson
8.2.3 A grounded theory of courage in nursing: a complex, multi layered phenomenon. Fiona Barchard
8.4.1 Prior care experience as prescription for nursings caring and compassionate ills: weighing up the benefits, risks and side-effects. Sarah Field-Richards
8.4.3 Interprofessional learning - evaluation of a large-scale initiative. Joan Maclean
8.5.1 Patient experience of trial participation: implications for nursing. Clare Warnock
8.5.3 Involving people living with dementia in research: collaboration and facilitation. Katie Davis
8.6.1 The experience of a pet therapy visit on patients in an acute care setting. Amanda Coakley
8.7.1 A nurse-led fibroscan outreach clinic encourages socially deprived heavy drinkers to engage with liver services. Karen Matthews
8.7.2 The effects of brief intervention in promoting smoking cessation among people attending emergency departments: a randomized controlled trial. Ho Cheung William Li (paper of the day winner, Wednesday)