RCN 2019 research conference

3-5 September 2019, Sheffield, England, UK

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Conference material

The impact of impact

Hugh McKenna

Dean of Medical School Development, Ulster University

Angela Tod

Professor of Older People and Care, University of Sheffield

Conquering research impact: reaching the summit, making a difference and surviving

New international evidence on the impact of safe nurse staffing interventions

Linda Aiken

Claire Fagin Professor of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

Poster presentations

Poster 1 Lead research nurse specialist (LRNS) role for quality assurance and education: ensuring a continual cycle of quality and responsive education. Jane Forbes
Poster 2 Making research core business: methods to engage NHS staff and participants with research. Tom Almond
Poster 4 Developing a local strategy to support NMAHP led research in a UK district general hospital: results from a Florence Nightingale emerging leader scholarship project. Linda Tinkler
Poster 5 Using the Visible ImpaCT Of Research (VICTOR) questionnaire to evaluate the benefit of an NHS-funded fellowship programme for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (NMAHP). Rachel Taylor
Poster 7 Introduction of junior research nurse fellow role to integrate clinical research activity amongst front-line research naïve staff. Jennie Walker
Poster 8 Orthopaedic nurses’ engagement in clinical research: an exploration of ideas, facilitators and challenges. Suzanne Bench
Poster 11 Team performance during emergencies in the operating theatre: a simulation-based mixed methods study. Carin Magnusson
Poster 12 A scoping review: the case for prioritising improving orthopaedic trauma nursing skills in low to middle income countries. Jennifer Klunder-Rosser
Poster 16 Methodological and ethical considerations in investigating nurses’ experiences of medication errors. Efstratios Athanasakis
Poster 17 Virtual engagement learning opportunities pilot: the collaborative experiences of student nurses in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Hazel Cowls
Poster 18 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE): perceptions and experiences of pre-registration nursing students with dyslexia. Tamzin Dawson
Poster 20 CAPP in hand: the collaborative production of the Critical APPraisal online training app (CAPP) to support evidence-based practice and decision-making. Clare Whitfield
Poster 21 The being warm being happy project: a participatory research study. Angela M Tod
Poster 25 Managers and link practitioners’ views and experiences of link roles and link programmes. Chantelle Moorbey
Poster 27 Exploration of the relationship between workplace stresses and nursing staff retention, within a hospital emergency department in the United Kingdom. Angela Harris
Poster 28 Dual realist review as a research method to support clinical decisions in hard to study areas: discussion of a successful study concerning the use of compression therapy for symptom control in lower limb swelling in end-of-life care. Joanna O’Brien
Poster 29 Experiences of general nurses while caring for end-of-life patients in an acute care setting: a qualitative interview study. Teju Limbu
Poster 32 A rapid review of the literature on palliative and end-of-life care in prisons: 2014-2018. Chris McParland
Poster 33 Enhancing Community Health Outcomes (Project ECHO): developing a community of practice for nursing homes in end-of-life care. Lynne Ghasemi
Poster 37 Barriers and facilitators to cancer rehabilitation services in South Wales, UK: perspectives of oncology health care professionals. Tessa Watts
Poster 38 Personalised care and support for people affected by cancer: the impact of learning and development interventions on professional confidence. Richard Metcalfe
Poster 39 A participatory approach to developing an HIV nursing research strategy. Hilary Piercy
Poster 41 Establishing a Patient and Public Involvement group for critical care research. Nicola Rea (poster of the day winner, Wednesday)
Poster 42 A unique approach to supporting evidence-based practice. Alan Carroll
Poster 44 24 hours on call for transplant. Melanie Phillips
Poster 45 Frequent callers to telenursing services. Sofia Skogevall
Poster 46 Transforming Integrated Care in the Community (TICC): evaluation of the implementation of the Buurtzorg model with integrated health and social care teams. Daniel Da Costa
Poster 47 Exploring the role of decision support systems for differential diagnosis in out of hours and primary care in Scotland. Chris McParland
Poster 49 Supporting mental health service users to stop smoking: findings from a process evaluation of the implementation of nicotine management policies into two mental health trusts. Susan Jones
Poster 51 The influence of perceptions of frailty on treatment decision making in older people with lung cancer: a qualitative study. Julie Skilbeck
Poster 52 Factors influencing patient delay among pulmonary tuberculosis patients: a systematic literature review. Kampanart Chaychoowong
Poster 55 Job satisfaction of Filipino nurses working in the UK. Anna Reyes
Poster 56 An exploration of the experience of BME health educators in UK higher education institutions. Donna Scholefield
Poster 57 The lived experience of Nigerian nurses on integrating into British nursing: implications for the health care workforce. Iyore Monday Ugiagbe
Poster 59 ‘Other girls’: a qualitative exploration of teenage mothers’ views on teen pregnancy in contemporaries. Catriona Jones
Poster 61 Second pregnancy among adolescents and how do they experience: a systematic literature review. Parichat Arayajaru
Poster 62 The use of novel non-invasive interventions to improve the patient experience of intravitreal injections (IVT): gaze fixation. Anar Shaikh
Poster 63 Patient reported intravitreal injection (IVT)-related anxiety in the IVT service. Jenny Elliott
Poster 64 Clinical outcome measures and patient satisfaction within a continence service for the management of urinary incontinence in women. Sarah Titman
Poster 65 Using poetry to develop writing confidence and reflective skills in nursing education. Camille Cronin
Poster 68 Valuable partner or useful helper? Exploring the role status perceptions of General Practice Nurses (GPNs). Jan Glaze

Oral presentations

1.1.1 Engaging and developing frontline clinical nurses to drive care excellence: evaluating the Chief Nurse Excellence in Care Junior Fellowship initiative. Louise Bramley
1.1.2 Building trust: health care middle managers’ experiences developing leadership capacity and capability in a publicly funded learning network. Trude Anita Hartvikse
1.1.3 The impact of e-learning on the continuing professional development of registered nurses. Helen Beckett
1.2.2 The concept of ‘researcher practitioner engagement’ in health care research. Nikki Daniels (paper of the day winner, Tuesday)
1.3.3 A modified, real-time, technological Delphi study: collaborating with health visitors to develop a new guide for perinatal mental health practice. Catherine Lowenhoff
1.4.1 Screening and brief intervention for drug use in the emergency department: perspectives of nurses and consumers. Marie Gerdtz
1.4.2 Violence risk screening in the emergency department: comparing the predictive validity of a statistical model to nurses’ clinical judgement. Catherine Daniel
1.5.1 Reflections on using the MRC guidance for developing and evaluating complex interventions as a guiding framework for a mixed methods, multiphase research study. Catherine Lowenhoff
1.5.3 Using qualitative methods to apply clinical trial data in a real-life clinical setting. Amy Ferry
1.6.1 The unreported patient burden of living with a failed total knee replacement. Rachel Penman
1.6.2 Exploring positive deviance in the enhanced recovery pathway for total hip and knee arthroplasty. Sally Moore
1.6.3 A critical ethnographic view of preoperative pain planning and management for day surgery patients. Claire Ford
1.7.1 A sequential mixed methods study to develop a sarcoma-specific patient-reported outcome measure. Rachel Taylor
1.7.2 Exploring identity and social support in recovery through photovoice. Sarah Rhynas
1.7.3 Developing a theory-based intervention manual to enhance self-care of patients with heart failure. Oliver Herber

2.1.1 Professional Regulation In Social Media (PRISM): validation of a tool for making decisions about professional behaviours on social media. Gemma Ryan
2.1.2 Does virtual reality have a place within health care education? A focus group exploration of 360-degree videos to teach non-technical skills. Claire Ford
2.2.1 Service users’ perceptions of safety in the acute mental health inpatient setting. Natalie Cutler
2.2.2 Uncharted water: an autoethnographic analysis of negotiating partnership working with a mental health service user. Rosie Stenhouse
2.2.3 Understanding social prescribing for people with co-morbid mental and physical health conditions. A realist evaluation. Emily Wood
2.3.1 Clinical decision support systems for differential diagnosis in primary and out of hours care: a qualitative descriptive focus group study. Chris McParland
2.3.2 Nursing-sensitive patient outcomes: an Australian case study on developing a data registry for measuring the quality and safety of nursing practice. Jenny Sim
2.4.1 The evaluation of Compass: an enhanced support programme for newly qualified nurses. Jo Lidster
2.4.3 Confidence and self-confidence as complementary building blocks for health care middle managers’ development of capacity and capability: a systematic review and meta-synthesis. Trude Anita Hartviksen
2.5.1 Research priority setting exercise for teenage and young adult cancer: reducing the mismatch and influencing the agenda from priority to funding. Faith Gibson
2.5.2 An examination of the role of partners in helping to meet the support needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer. Jane Davies
2.5.3 Evaluation of a simulated online clinical ethics committee for teaching ethics to professionals working with adolescents and young adults with cancer. Maria Cable
2.6.1 Enhancing the impact of qualitative research findings: Development of evidence-based reporting guidance for meta-ethnography. Nicola Ring
2.7.1 “Same same or different?” A review of reviews of person-centred and patient-centred care. Inger K Holmström
2.7.2 Encountering parents in primary health care centres: a balancing act between different perspectives and expectations. Maria Harder
2.7.3 The experiences of orthopaedic and trauma hospital care from the perspectives of adults with an intellectual/learning disability in England, UK: an Interpretative Phenomenological (IPA) study. Mary Drozd

3.1.1 Safety culture, responsibility and power in UK care homes: how is responsibility for safety negotiated in England’s care homes? Emily Gartshore
3.2.1 Resilience and determination: nursing insights into clinical academic careers and roles in the East Midlands. Louise Bramley
3.2.2 Research internships: an evaluation of progression within and beyond the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Careers Programme. Julie Nightingale
3.4.1 Managing short term, high intensity interactions: does clinical supervision meet the needs of the sexual health nurse? Jenny Dalrymple
3.4.2 The use of Balint methodology to explore how nurses process the sensitive sexual health issues arising from working in the clinical area. Su Everett
3.5.1 Understanding why people in mental distress attend the emergency department: from a patient perspective. Karon Glynn
3.5.2 Understanding how Scottish community nurses’ work with individuals experiencing mental distress while living with a long-term condition. David Banks

4.1.1 Living on: an exploration of healthful cancer survivorship among grey nomads. Moira Stephens
4.1.2 Parental cancer and death in divorced families: double bereavement and interventions targeted the related child’s and young adult’s mental health. Part of an ongoing PhD study. Rhonda Wilson
4.1.3 Impact of prostate cancer on younger men’s sense of masculinity and daily lives. Bróna Mooney
4.2.2 The effect of the work system on nursing staff capacity for relational care with people with dementia. Emily Oliver
4.3.1 Using ‘Capacity for Impact’ principles to strengthen health visitors’ and school nurses’ research engagement and activity to make a difference. Sue Peckover
4.3.2 Experiences of school health nurses on guiding adolescents in their decision-making about reproductive health in Ogun State of Nigeria. Toyin Ogunyewo (paper of the day winner, Wednesday)
4.4.1 We work, we play, we change: women’s lived experience of the transition to natural menopause. Yvonne Middlewick
4.4.3 Termination of pregnancy procedures: patient choice, emotional impact and satisfaction with care. Joanne Fletcher
4.5.1 Using mindfulness training to mitigate workplace stress and burnout risk for nurses and staff during mandated organizational change. Sara Belton
4.5.2 Violence and aggression experienced by New Zealand nurses. Jinny Willis
4.6.2 A consensus-based approach to the development of a digital dysphagia management guide for care homes. Sue Pownall
4.6.3 A mixed methods systematic review of the effects of patient online self-diagnosing in the ‘smartphone society’ on the health care professional-patient relationship and medical authority. Annabel Farnood
4.7.1 Perception of nurse managers workplace environment and it’s impact on organizational silence level. Begum Yalcin

5.1.1 Bereaved families’ experiences of end-of-life care in the acute stroke setting in Wales, UK: a qualitative interview study. Tessa Watts
5.1.2 What do informal carers of people living with breathlessness in advanced disease want to learn about “Knowing what to expect in the future”? Morag Farquhar
5.1.3 The palliative care needs of people with motor neurone disease and their informal caregivers: a qualitative evidence synthesis. Kate Flemming
5.2.1 Children coming to hospital: working with children to develop child-centred resources. Lucy Bray
5.2.2 Children’s information needs before coming to hospital for a planned procedure: informing the development of a child-centred app. Lucy Bray
5.3.2 Infection prevention and control in homecare settings: results of an observation and interview study. Dawn Dowding
5.3.3 Use of non-sterile gloves in the ward environment: an evaluation of health care workers’ perception of risk and decision making. Ashley Flores
5.4.1 What demographic and clinical factors influence the visual response to antivascular endothelial growth factor therapy in patients with neovascular age related macular degeneration in the UK and other comparable health care settings? A systematic review. Claire Gill
5.5.3 The impact of a virtual reality training programme on health professionals’ knowledge, understanding and empathy. Florence Sharkey
5.6.3 A meta-synthesis of how registered nurses make sense of their lived experiences of medication errors. Efstratios Athanasakis
5.7.1 Situated learning in discharge decision making. An ethnographic study of ANPs in the ED. Rachel King
5.7.2 The advanced level nursing practice cohort study. Emily Wood
5.7.3 The identification of complex processes, delivered by palliative care clinical nurse specialists, that benefit patients in acute settings: a literature review. Alison Humphrey

6.1.1 Factors influencing nurses’ intentions to leave adult critical care areas (a cross-sectional survey). Nadeem Khan
6.2.1 What could work better and in what context in Clinical Research Nursing? A realist review to explore the factors influencing multiprofessional perceptions of the CRN role. Linda Tinkler
6.2.2 Nurses who are doctors (PhD): why do they do it and where do they go? Susan M Hampshaw
6.3.2 Combining normalisation process theory and logic modelling to enhance impact in a complex intervention: a critical reflection. Susan Jones
6.4.2 Putting new therapeutic communication skills into public health nursing practice: the student experience. Patricia Day
6.5.1 Trainee nursing associates: an exploratory study of an emerging role. Steven Robertson
6.6.1 Gender, diversity and the nursing profession: ensuring that nurses are valued and paid their worth. Rachael McIlroy

7.1.1 Implementation and impact of policies for safe staffing in acute hospitals: a mixed methods study. Jane Ball
7.1.2 Intentional rounding in hospital wards: what works, for whom and in what circumstances? Ruth Harris
7.1.3 Achieving impact with research informed policy development. Sue Gasquoine
7.2.1 Reconsidering narrative method in nursing research. Michael Traynor
7.2.3 The role of qualitative evidence synthesis in enhancing the impact of nursing research. Kate Flemming
7.3.1 Constrained compassion: an ethnography exploring compassion in the acute hospital setting. Donna Barnes
7.3.2 The influence of a 100% single-room environment on the experience of person-centred practice in acute care. Rosemary Kelly
7.4.1 Designing a nurse-led Holistic Assessment and Care Planning Intervention (HAPPI) to support frail older people in primary care. Helen Lyndon
7.4.2 One chance to get it right: exploring perspectives on decision-making for discharge to care home. Gemma Logan
7.5.3 Prison initiatives to support older prisoners and those with dementia: the prisoner’s lived experience. Joanne Brooke
7.6.1 Pressure injury prevalence and practice improvement: a realist evaluation of nursing care and nursing knowledge to reduce pressure injuries in an Australian hospital. Jenny Sim
7.7.1 The health care assistant -registered nurse dyad: a new concept of team. Rachael Carroll (paper of the day winner, Thursday)
7.7.2 Optimising nursing care of people living with dementia who return to their nursing home from hospital. Angela Richardson