Clinical Nursing Practice
Clinical Nursing Practice:
Working with partners from the NHS, the private sector and a number of universities, a range of research projects are aimed at the development of clinical nursing practice.
- SIMULATION RESEARCH: an examination of the effect of simulation based training on the development of expert performance & professional judgment in nursing. LJMU Nurse Academics are collaborating with academic staff from the LJMU Research Institute for Sports & Exercise Science (RISES) at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Science, and the Cheshire & Merseyside Simulation Centre to research the effects of simulation based training for medical and non-medical personnel.
- END OF LIFE CARE and CARE FOR OLDER PEOPLE DYING WITH DEMENTIA; Clinical nursing research activities are focused on investigating real clinical nursing issues to determine the evidence base for care and to base nurse teaching on the best possible research findings to underpin practice. To that end, an evaluation was undertaken by researchers at LJMU commissioned by NHS Northwest, to determine the impact of introducing the Gold Standard Framework, (GSF) Liverpool Care Pathway, (LCP) & and Advance Care Planning (ACP) models in End of Life care for older people with dementia in a range of care homes on patients, carers and multi-professional staff. This research observed the *Abbey Pain Scale being used in practice to make a difference to the quality of care to older people with cognitive impairment and their perceptions of pain.
The University of Granada in Spain are collaborating with LJMU nurse academics on research projects with LJMU in the areas of Evaluating Comparative Trans Cultural Models of Best Nursing Practice & Organisation in two large organisations and are also involved in projects on Palliative Care (LJMU MSc European Palliative Care Course) and on caring for dying patients
As a result of a recent Australian lecture tour, LJMU has developed strong links with other international universities and charity care organisations in Australia to develop educational and practice based strategies for older people with dementia, especially in the area of pain management and quality of care, e.g.
· Griffin University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Research & Development in Aged Care, Brisbane, Australia:
· The Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation, Kelvin Grove Campus, Queensland University, Brisbane, (QUT) Australia.
· Hammond Care’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), Australia.
· Baptist Care Services (BCS) and Department of Aging, Disability & Home Care (DADHC) Australia.
· Adelaide University: Helping Hand Aged Care, Australia.
· The Australian Association of Gerontology, Australia.
· The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine, Australia
· Geriaction Adelaide, Australia
- EMOTIONAL LABOUR RESEARCH
LJMU are collaborating with other universities: the University of Surrey, Brunel University, Roehampton University, & The University of East London to bring together a wide range of local, national and international health care economies, who are interested in the theoretical, methodological and practical ways to manage the emotional dimensions of caring upon staff, patients and carers. This has resulted in presenting two highly successful international research conferences (2006 & 2008) and a series of multi-professional research seminars that bring together cutting edge research and evidenced based practice on managing the emotional dimensions of care to a wide international and multi-professional audience see http://www.emotions-at-work.co.uk/
Contact: Dr Debbie Mazhindu, email@example.com