Queen Margaret University Honor Society New Member Induction Ceremony

The QMU Edinburgh Honor Society of Nursing welcomed over 40 new members at it's Induction Ceremony held on 12th March 2019.  Among the delegates were students from QMU BSc Hons Nursing programme, Nurse Leaders from NHS Lothian, QNIS and the QMUEHS Board of Directors. Hosted by QMUEHS President, Professor Jan DewingKey Note Speaker & QMUEHS … Continue reading Queen Margaret University Honor Society New Member Induction Ceremony

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s Nursing & Midwifery Conference

Our visit to Dublin: Yvonne Greig and Kath MacDonald tell their story Yvonne Greig Lecturer in Midwifery QMU Yvonne:  The 26th February 2019 saw me getting on a plane and flying over to the Emerald Isle into the beautiful blue sky. It was with a little bit of trepidation that I boarded the flight alone … Continue reading Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s Nursing & Midwifery Conference

NT Student Awards 2019: for “badasses”

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”

Women’s Health

QMU's Dr Anne Williams reports from Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group Dr Anne Williams discusses her recent contributions to the Cross Party Working Group on Women's Health at the Scottish Parliament I was delighted to be part of the latest meeting of the Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Group on Women's Health.  The topic was lipoedema and … Continue reading Women’s Health

Does the every day language we use matter?

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?

Person-centredness in the academic supervision relationship

I am delighted to share with you this publication by my colleagues at the Health Sciences Faculty, University of Pretoria reporting on their work on developing person-centred practices in their PhD supervision across the disciplines of the Faculty. The team provide 12-tips for developing and sustaining such relationships in PhD supervision. Important and transferable learning … Continue reading Person-centredness in the academic supervision relationship