♫ “Radio – What new?” ♫ During my visit to Australia, I was invited to be interviewed by a local radio station in New South Wales, ABC Illawarra.The producers of the radio station saw the advertisement for my presentation on sexual expression in persons living with dementia and wanted to hear more about my research … Continue reading ♫ “Radio – What new?” ♫ by Karen Rennie PhD candidate
Today is my first week back at QMU since returning from my visit to Australia. My trip to Australia was a busy one, was filled with lots of new experiences, networking, sharing and learning – not to mention lots of sea and sunshine too!I received funding Graduate School Training and Development Fund to visit the … Continue reading International Networking by Karen Rennie
Well! We made it onto the NT Awards shortlist this year and in several categories. https://studentawards.nursingtimes.net/2019-shortlist What's especially pleasing about the nominations is that team members organised this themselves. Reminds me of this quote by Brene Brown (2018) which I've taken from her blog post on 13th March 2018 (https://brenebrown.com/blog/2018/03/13/courage-comfort-rumbling-shame-accountability-failure-work/) I think the people who … Continue reading NT Student Awards 2019: for “badasses”
In most of the workplace culture projects I'm involved with, the concern or challenge about everyday language usually crops up. Often the starting conversation tends to be along the lines of a team feeling their language is person-centred or it doesn't really matter - and what's said isn't how the team 'really' feel or think. In … Continue reading Does the every day language we use matter?
I wrote this for one of our ICoP partners, (Christoph van Dach) and the Solothurn Hospital (Switzerland) blog today, so I thought I would share it here too: Recently, I’ve been thinking about how do I as a person-centred researcher/culture developer know when a person or a team is ready to start exploring person-centredness/culture ? … Continue reading Ready enough?
I returned from holiday and a Twitter break to discover both Brendan McCormack and myself made it into the Honours list- kind of! This list [http://www.wecommunities.org/blogs/3444] is a list of 100 RNs who have made an impact in 2018. Nominations were made and reviewed by a panel of peers (with a small 'p'!). I am … Continue reading #100 Outstanding Nurses 2018
Yesterday I spent time with colleagues (Ruth, Ailsa and Lindesay), assessing year 4 nursing students presentations from their leadership module. The module was offered as an intensive 5 day school about developing person-centred cultures. It was so noticeable that significant and deep learning had taken place; especially in regards to knowing self and values. Students … Continue reading Inspiring nursing students
I read a quote recently that said something like success is not an entitlement, it has to be earned and that rent is due every day. That's a good way to think about our strategy. Just because we have it, and its a 'bobby dazzler' of a strategy (!) doesn't mean that it will automatically be … Continue reading QMU Nursing Strategy