FoNS is very pleased to announce the publication of Volume 3 issue Number 1 of the International Practice Development Journal (IPDJ). We are delighted that the Institute for Research in Mental Health and Substance Abuse, part of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Buskered University College, Norway, has sponsored the first paper in this issue.
Here is the Table of Contents for the rest of this issue of the Journal. You will need to log on as a ‘Friend’ or ‘Associate’ to access these papers.
1. Bengt Karlsson, Marit Borg, Tevje Revheim and Reidun Jonassen, “To see each other more like human beings …from both sides.” Patients and therapists going to a study course together considers the potential for collaboration and partnership between service users and their therapists.
2. Tanya McCance, Bernadette Gribben, Brendan McCormack and Elizabeth A Laird Promoting person-centred practice within acute care: The impact of culture and context on a facilitated practice development programme
3. Lioba Howatson-Jones, Claire Thurgate, Myriam Graber, Carma M Harnett, Joanne S Thompson and Deborah A Jordan Biographical learning: a process for promoting person-centredness in nursing
4. Diana Jefferies and Debbie Horsfall Developing person-centred care through the use of autobiography
5. Christine Gustafsson, Lena-Karin Gustafsson and Ingrid Snellman Trust leading to hope - the signification of meaningful encounters in Swedish healthcare. The narratives of patients, relatives and healthcare staff
6. Maria Arman, Annica Alvenäng, Nadia El Madani, Anne-Sofie Hammarqvist and Albertine Ranheim Care-giving for existential wellbeing: Existential literacy. A clinical study in anthroposophic healthcare context
7. Ann Scott Don’t fix – facilitate: the role of reflection in successful change processes
8. Andrew Southgate Confounding expectations: reflection on simulation with learning disability service users
9. Sarah Tillott The importance of staff engagement to the development of positive workplace cultures
10. Angie Titchen Writing with flow: publish and flourish through whole-self writing
Finally, Angie Titchen, Steve Ersser and Brendan McCormack’s Tribute to Sue Pembrey
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Also, this week, an interesting opportunity has arisen in response to the recent Francis and Care Quality Commission reports. The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT), is seeking to support a new category of Fellowships which focus on patient care. The WCMT plans to award ten Travelling Fellowships each year from 2014 for three years to individuals in the medical, nursing and social professions with projects emphasising patient dignity and leadership/team working.
Finally a possible event for your diary. Are you looking for a new challenge, or want to know what opportunities are available to someone with your experience? Taking place on 27 June in Birmingham, Career Pathways is a free recruitment fair exclusive to the healthcare sector.