He is the Director of Nursing for Education and Practice Development at HMGH and is a Member of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in Qatar. He is also the Senior Adjunct Instructor, Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ). His current research interests include research utilization, evidenced-based practice, hematology/oncology, nursing informatics and cancer immunotherapy.
He has published more than 50 research articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals. In November 2015, he has received Award of Merit for Placing HMC at the Cutting Edge of Cancer Research as a part of Stars of Excellence Program introduced by HMC. In October 2016, he has completed a Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (CBT) Program, provided by Harvard Medical School.
Early 2016-Present, Assistant Professor in the Vice Deanship for Quality and Development and Department of Medical Education at the College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University. Multi-Disciplinary University Researcher specializing with Nursing Research and Quality Management System Author. Specializes in the Quality Assurance and Accreditation and researcher in Patient-Centeredness and quality and safety in healthcare
His research interests focus on social determinants of health and the quality and accreditation of medical education.
Organizing Committee - Nursing and Healthcare 2018
Dr. Ulviye Gunay has completed her Ph.D. at the Erciyes University Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Pediatric Nursing in Turkey in 2014. She conducted various studies in the field of pediatric oncology, social pediatrics and nursing education.
Conducts studies on art practices for children with cancer and children with psychological problems. As a recent study, her article, titled "The transfer of theoretical knowledge to clinical practice by nursing students and the difficulties they experience: A qualitative study", has been published in the Journal of Nurse Education Today in March 2018. She is a member of the Turkish Nurses Association. Currently, she serves as the Chairman of the Department at the Inonu University Department of Pediatric Nursing.
Innovations in Nursing, Pediatrics and Neonatology
Inés Llamas Ramos graduated in physiotherapy from the University of Salamanca, Nursing and Physiotherapy School in the year 2007-2010. She got her doctorate degree from the same university in the year 2015. Currently she is working as associate professor in the University of Salamanca.
HYGEA Physiotherapy in Salamanca (February 2018 – present).
“El Telar” ASPRODES in Salamanca (November 2017 – present).
Associate Professor of the University of Salamanca (September 2015 – February 2016).
Physiotherapist at Medical Center MALGRAT in Benavente (December 2012 – November 2017).
Poster communication: “Fracture, section and nervous pulling in upper limb. Physiotherapy
treatment for a case” in IV International Congress of Physiotherapy and Pain. Valladolid 5th and 6th May 2017.
Oral communication: “Reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the “Memorial Symptom
Assessment Scale” in oncology patients” in World Congress of Cancer and Infectious Diseases. Madrid 3rd, 4th
th May 2017.
Llamas-Ramos I, Llamas-Ramos R. Cancer and physiotherapy. Palliat Med Hosp Care Open J. 2017;
3(1): 5. doi: 10.17140/PMHCOJ-3-119.
Llamas Ramos I, Llamas Ramos R, Martín Nogueras AM, Alvarado Omenat JJ, Calvo Arenillas
JI, Fonseca Sánchez E, Cortés Rodríguez M. Reliability and Validity of the Spanish Version of the Memorial
Symptom Assessment Scale in Oncology Patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Dec. 52 (6): 864-91.
Llamas-Ramos R, Pecos-Martín D, Gallego-Izquierdo T, Llamas-Ramos I, Plaza-Manzano G, OrtegaSantiago
R, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Cleland J. MISREPORT OF TRIGGER POINT DIAGNOSIS RELIABILITY.
RESPONSE. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015; 45 (2): 144-146. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.0202
2014 JOSPT Excellence in Research Award for the publication “Comparison of the Short-Term
Outcomes Between Trigger Point Dry Needling and Trigger Point Manual Therapy for the Management of
Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial”.
Llamas-Ramos R, Pecos-Martín D, Gallego-Izquierdo T, Llamas-Ramos I, Plaza-Manzano G, OrtegaSantiago
R, Cleland J, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C. Comparison of the short-term outcomes between trigger
point dry needling and trigger point manual therapy for the management of chronic mechanical neck pain: a
randomized clinical trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Nov; 44(11):852-61. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2014.5229.
Epub 2014 Sep 30.
Poster communication: “Effectiveness of Manual Therapy and Neuromuscular Bandage in low back
pain. Pilot study” in II International Congress of Physiotherapy and Pain. Alcalá de Henares 3rd and 4
Claude Billeaud received his MD degree from the Medical University of Bordeaux ( France) in 1979 after a graduation in human cytogenetics (1976). He then studied pediatrics and has been the Clinical Assistant Director of Bordeaux University in the departments of Pediatrics, Neonatology and Intensive Care since 1983.
He currently serves as a pediatrician in the neonatal unit at the Children’s Hospital of Bordeaux, as a scientific manager of Bordeaux-Marmande human milk bank, as a lecturer and head of research (HDR : Habilitation to direct research) in neonatal nutrition at the Medical University of Bordeaux.
His particular interest in research led him to graduate in Biology and Health (1988, Bordeaux), be awarded a master in statistics applied to clinical research ( 1991, Montreal) and complete a PhD in nutrition and food science (2000, Bordeaux).
Along his career he has often been invited as a guest professor specialised in nutrition and neonatology in various universities abroad ( Montreal, Corrientes in Argentina).
Over the last 35 years, he has been an active member of different scientific organisations, either French, European or American, specialised in perinatal medicine (neonatology, pediatrics and nutrition). In this instance, he has served as the President of the Association for Pediatric Education in Europe (A.P.E.E) since 2008 and behalf APEE he is Member of European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP).
He has also been very involved in the French human milk banking association (ADLF) for more than 10 years, sharing his academic knowledge focused in nutrition and his long clinical experience in neonatology. He is currently carrying out several researches on the composition of human milk.
As an expert in nutrition and perinatal medicine, he is also the author and co-author of numerous scientific publications.
Dr. Krupinski is a Professor at Emory University in the Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences where she is Vice-Chair for Research. She received her BA from Cornell, MA from Montclair State and PhD from Temple, all in Experimental Psychology. Her interests are in medical image perception, observer performance, medical decision making, and human factors. She is Associate Director of Evaluation for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and Director of the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC). She has published extensively in these areas, and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally. She is Past Chair of the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference, Past President of the American Telemedicine Association, President of the Medical Image Perception Society, and Past Chair of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine. She serves on editorial boards for both radiology and telemedicine journals and is the Co-Editor of the Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare.
Dr. Krupinski is an experimental psychologist with research interests in medical image perception, observer performance, medical decision making, and human factors as they pertain to radiology and telemedicine. The goal of her research is to improve our understanding of the perceptual and cognitive mechanisms underlying the interpretation of medical images in order to reduce errors, improve training, and optimize the reading environment, thereby improving patient care and outcomes.
Ana Lucia Abrahão is a full Professor,Aurora de Afonso Costa Nursing School of the Fluminense Federal University (UFF). Post-Doctor linked to the permanent framework of the Health Care Science Program (UFF) and of the Health Education Professional Master (UFF), UFF Director of Nursing – 2011-2015 Management;Leader of the Study and Research Nucleus in Management and Health Work (NUPGES/CNPq). Coordinator of the Distance Education Specialization Course, Labor Micropolitics and Health Management/MS.Coordinator of the Program of Education by means of Work (PET/MS) and Pro-Health at UFF. Guest Teacher of the Public Health course at the University of Barcelona. Member of the Rechercheavec Scientific Committee, research network dedicated to social issues, based in Canada. Affiliated with the Association pour LatinelAnalyse des Systèmes de Santé (ALASS) based in Barcelona, Spain.
Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI was previously executive vice president of Cross Country Healthcare and chief nursing officer for Cross Country Staffing. He was appointed by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO or the Joint Commission) to serve on their Nursing Advisory Council. Prior to his tenure with Cross Country Staffing, Dr Shaffer served as chief nursing officer at several medical centers, deputy director for the National League for Nursing and adjunct faculty in graduate nursing programs at Teachers College, Columbia University, Adelphi University and Hunter College. Dr Shaffer holds a doctorate of education in nursing administration, a master of education in nursing administration, and a master of arts in nursing administration and adult health from Teachers College, Columbia University. In 2002, Dr. Shaffer was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing.
Marques is Undergraduate degree in Nursing from the Federal University of Rondonia (1993); Master’s degree from the Federal University of Para (2002); PhD (2007) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Post-doctoral by the Laboratory of Nutritional Biochemistry of the University of Brasilia (2010). She is a professor at UFRJ. Researcher at the Research Groups registered at CNPq: Evaluation of Heavy Metals Exposure on Human Health and Ecosystems – FIOCRUZ; The Rondonia Center on Indigenous Health – CESIR/UNIR, Toxicology and Environmental Health Center – CETSA/UNIR, Radioactive tracers in biogeochemistry of environmental pollutants – IBCCF/UFRJ. Her research focuses of environmental health, maternal and child health.
women's health, child's health and environmental health.
Dalmo Machado is Adjunct Professor, Postgraduate Program in Cardiovascular Sciences (PPGCCV/UFF) and Professional Masters in Assistance Nursing (MPEA/UFF), Editor-in-chiefof the Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing, Brazilian Scientific Editors Association (ABEC), Leader of the Research Group:Cardiac Intensivism based on Evidence and Information Management and Knowledge in Health.
Maria Antonieta Rubio TyrrellRetained the title of nurse and specialization in Obstetrical Nursing (1978), Master of Science in Nursing (1978) and Doctorate in Nursing (1994) by Anna Nery School of Nursing of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (EEAN / UFRJ). Has four titles Expert: in Obstetric (EEAN / UFRJ), Pediatric Nursing (EEAN / UFRJ), Hospital Administration (PUC / RJ) and Educational Technology in Health (NUTES / CLATES). From 2002 to 2010 she was elected Director of EEAN (02 administrations). Founder of UFRJ Nursing Graduation Course in Macaé (2009-2). She is a professor of Graduate and Post-Graduate Nursing since 1977, she is a teacher Free teaching and Holder (1989) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Acts as Consultant Ad hoc CAPES, CNPq, PR2 / UFRJ, FAPERJ, Magazine Science & Public Health (ABRASCO) in Public Health (FIOCRUZ), Journal of School Anna Nery (EEAN), Journal of Northeastern Nursing Network ( RENE), Latin American Journal of Nursing (EERP / USP), Journal Enfermería Herediana (UPCH / Peru), Journal of ALADEFE (Founder and Member of the Committee Editorial- 2011). It has experience in nursing, with emphasis in Public Policy on Women's Health and Children, acting on the following topics: public policy and health, women's health and child nursing, midwifery, professional practice and primary care. Hold 03 titles Doctor Honoris Causa (UNT / Peru 2007; ULADECH / Peru and UIGV / Peru in 2009), and 03 nominations for awards in international and national events (COBEON / ABENFO / Brazil, CNEE / ASPEFEEN / PERU, Day Scientific EP / UNT / Trujillo, Peru). They have publications in journals nursing and related fields, scientific articles, books and book chapters, as well as numerous participations in national and international events which have served as a member of the Scientific Committee, Speaker and / or Lecturer, Consultant and Organizing Committee member.
Obstetrical Nursing,Pediatric Nursing, Public health
Eny Dórea graduated in Nursing from Federal University of State of Rio de Janeiro (2002), Specialist in Maternal and Child Nursing from Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (2004), master’s degree in Neonatology and Obstetrical Nursing from University of São Paulo (2007), doctorate degree in Health Science from University of São Paulo (2012). Professor of Maternal and Child Nursing and Psychiatric Department at Fluminense Federal University. Assistant Editor at Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing. She has experience in Pediatric and Neonatology Nursing
Prof. Dr. Creso Machado Lopes, Associate Professor IV of Health and Sport Sciences Center (CCSD) Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Nurse graduated in 1975, Ribeirão Preto School of Nursing (EERP-USP), University of São Paulo; Specialization in Teaching Methodology and Nursing Care at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ); Master in Fundamental Nursing (1979-1983) at EERP-USP; Inter doctorate (1985/1990) in (EERP-USP / EE-USP); Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Nursing at the University of Valladolid - Spain (10/2014 / 04/2015); Leader of the Research Group Research Group, Events, Research and Extension Health (NUEEPES) registered in the CNPq Research Directory of Teacher Disciplines: Research Methodology in Nursing and Surgical Center in Nursing Course; Associate Professor of the Graduate Program in Public Health (PPGSC / UFAC); Guiding student of the Master in Public Health; Member of Committee of Research Projects Evaluation of PPSUS / MS; Deputy Director (CCSD / UFAC).
Leandro Gustavo de Oliveira specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology. A master's degree (2004) and PhD (2008) at the Federal University of São Paulo, having been performed as sandwich doctorate at Newcastle University England. A post-doctorate in immunology of pregnancy, with an emphasis on pre-eclampsia, held at the Immunology Laboratory of Clinical and Experimental (Department of Nephrology - UNIFESP), with stage in Immunobiology Laboratory of Transplantation (ICB - USP). He is currently a collaborator researcher of both laboratories. It is also a medical researcher and developer of the Obstetrics Department at the Federal University of Sao Paulo. It has experience in delivery care and acts as a tutor of the medical residency in Obstetrics Maternity Hospital Vila Nova Cachoeirinha. As a researcher is interested mainly in immunology and physiology of pregnancy, trophoblastic invasion, preeclampsia, angiogenesis and inflammation. In clinical care is concerned mainly by the performance in the delivery room and monitoring of pregnant women with kidney diseases and following renal transplantation.
Gunnar Taets has completed his Doctoral Degree two years ago from Federal University of State of Rio de Janeiro. Also, he has a PhD Degree from Lorenz University and a Master Degree in Nursin beyond more four Post Graduations. He is a Intensive Care and Oncology Nurse at National Cancer Institute of Brasil and Professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Vanda Elisa Andres Felli is now a Senior Professor of the University of Sao Paulo - School of Nursing (EEUSP). She completed her master's degree in Nursing Services Administration (1988), a Doctorate in Nursing (1996) and the Lecturer Teaching (2002), in the same institution. Teaches at all training levels (undergraduate, specialization, master's and doctorate), advises and develops projects in the area of nursing management and nursing occupational health. She has scientific production, projects and developed products, as well as provides advisory and consulting services in the same thematic area. It is leader of the research group “Studies on the Health of Nursing Workers”, to which are linked national and international multicenter projects. She is member of the Scientific Committee on Occupational Health Nursing and the International Council on Occupational Health and she is also an associate researcher of the Collaborating Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute in Brazil. Also, she is currently permanent advisor of the Graduate Program on Nursing Management (EEUSP) and coordinator of the Research Network on Nursing Management
Karen Oehme, J.D. is the director of the Institute for Family Violence Studies and a Distinguished University Scholar at Florida State University, USA. She is an attorney and researcher specializing in trainings for professionals on issues related to intimate partner violence and child welfare. Her work includes a National Prevention Toolkit for Medical Professionals. (dvmedtraining.csw.fsu.edu). She also works with law enforcement agencies and child welfare agencies on prevention strategies.
Michael Frass has completed his M.D. at the age of 24 years from Medical University of Vienna. He is specialist for Internal Medicine and Internal Intensive Care Medicine. Dr. Frass is the Director of the Outpatients Unit “Homeopathy in malignant disease” at the Medical University of Vienna. He has published almost 200 papers in reputed journals and has invented the Combitube as an emergency airway.
The use of complementary and alternative medicine has increased over the past decade. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether homeopathy influenced global health status and subjective wellbeing when used as an adjunct to conventional cancer therapy.
In this pragmatic randomized controlled trial, 410 patients, who were treated by standard anti-neoplastic therapy, were randomized to receive or not receive classical homeopathic adjunctive therapy in addition to standard therapy. The study took place at the Medical University of Vienna, Department of Medicine I, Clinical Division of Oncology.
The main outcome measures were global health status and subjective wellbeing as assessed by the patients. At each of three visits (one baseline, two follow-up visits), patients filled in two different questionnaires.
373 patients yielded at least one of three measurements. The improvement of global health status between visits 1 and 3 was significantly stronger in the homeopathy group by 7.7 (95% CI 2.3 to 13.0, p=0.005) when compared with the control group. A significant group difference was also observed with respect to subjective wellbeing by 14.7 (95% CI 8.5 to 21.0, p<0.001) in favor of the homeopathic as compared with the control group. Control patients showed a significant improvement only in subjective wellbeing between their first and third visits.
Results suggest that the global health status and subjective wellbeing of cancer patients improve significantly when adjunct classical homeopathic treatment is administered in addition to conventional therapy.
Guang Zeng is an Associate Professor of Quantitative Research Methodology in the Department of Educational Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction. She joined Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi after earning her Ph.D. in Policy Research, Evaluation and Measurement in 2007 from the University of Pennsylvania.
Zeng is a versatile and innovative young scholar. Her specialties include applied statistics and educational measurement. She was previously awarded the Educational Testing Service (ETS) GRE® Warren W. Willingham Graduate Research Assistantship in Psychometrics. Her research that utilized the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was published in Education in 2005. Moreover, her dissertation that employed Multi-Level Individual Growth Curve Modeling, an advanced statistical method, was awarded AERA Dissertation Grant.
Her research interests include child development and early childhood education. Her work on the temperament of infants was presented as new research in the joint annual meeting of the American/Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in 2005. Currently, she is studying the mental health problems among young children in the U.S.
Dr. Hughes received a B.S. in nursing from Boston University, a M.H.S. in health policy with a minor in biomedical ethics from Johns Hopkins University, and her PhD. in Health Policy and Health Services Research from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hughes is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She is an associate professor at Marquette University. She has published more than 60 articles and book chapters in reputed journals and books. She has and continues to serve on several national nursing and health committees and boards.
Midnight census is commonly used to determine registered nurse staffing. Unit-level workload increases with patient churn, the movement of patients in and out of the nursing unit. Failure to account for patient churn (i.e., the inflow and outflow of patient admissions, discharges and transfers) in staffing allocation impacts nurse workload and may result in adverse patient outcomes. An analysis was conducted to compares the staffing implications of three measures of nurse staffing requirements: midnight census, turnover adjustment based on length of stay, and volume of admissions, discharges and transfers. This analysis was done using unit-level data from a nationwide sample of 32 hospitals, where nursing units were grouped into three unit-type categories: intensive care, intermediate care, and medical surgical. Key findings indicated that the Midnight census alone did not account adequately for registered nurse workload intensity associated with patient churn. On average, units were staffed with a mixture of registered nurses and other nursing staff not always to budgeted levels. Adjusting for patient churn increases nurse staffing across all units and shifts. Based on this analysis, the use of patient admission, discharges and transfers to adjusted the midnight census may be useful in adjusting RN staffing on a shift basis to account for patient churn. Nurse managers and leader should understand the implications to nurse workload of various methods of calculating registered nurse staff requirements.
Debra A. Simons, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE, CCM, is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for the School of Nursing. She is a certified nurse educator (CNE), a certified simulation health care educator (CHSE) and certified case manager (CCM). Her research includes recommendations to implement a needs assessment tool in order to hone in on the mentoring needs of novice nurse educators. The needs assessment tool focuses on specific areas of development in order to reduce unnecessary utilization of resources at a time when higher education resources are limited. As well as created learning environments where students thrive. Recently she developed an outcomes evaluation instrument inspired by QSEN competencies titled Safety and Quality Nursing Student Self-Efficacy Scale
All students in higher education have to know how to produce scholarly written manuscripts. Students initially do not possess excellent writing skills and may lack confidence (Schunk and Pajares, 2009). Bandura’s (1986) model of triadic reciprocality suggests that self-efficacy is a personal factor that may be affected by one’s own behavior and environment. Excellent learning communities foster critical thinking and creativity. Building a learning community that fosters critical thinking and creativity requires thinking outside of the box and involves alternative learning strategies to promote self-efficacy and improve writing skills.
Some students struggle with technical writing skills. While some students struggle with motivation, creativity and time management related to hectic academic schedules. Building learning communities that involve some form of peer pressure and support may provide assistance with technical skills, motivation, creativity, critical thinking and time management which can help improve student writing skills and increase self-efficacy. Strategies such as peer review have been found to provoke reflection as well as broaden student thinking and understanding when they compare their own writing to their peers (Yang, 2010). This type of peer pressure may motivate students to modify their strategies in writing, or reject their peers’ revisions.
Julie Hall is the Executive Director with responsibility for high secure provision at Rampton Hospital; medium secure units at Arnold Lodge in Leicester and Wathwood Hospital in Rotherham, the Low Secure and Community Forensic Directorate and Offender Health in the East Midlands and Yorkshire. Julie began her career as a Registered Mental Nurse, and has since worked as a clinician, senior manager and director within mental health services in the East Midlands. Between these appointments Julie spent time as a full time lecturer in Nursing at the University of Nottingham, before returning to the NHS. Julie’s role prior to taking up this position is of Director of Nursing and Operations at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Julie has made a number of professional contributions and gained accolades including holding the title of Queen’s Nurse, being a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health and Visiting Fellow at the University of Lincoln, and appointment to the East Midlands’ Clinical Senate. Julie is professionally known particularly for her research into the use of care pathways in mental health, service redesign, quality improvement and governance.
Dr. MacDonald completed a Master’s degree in Nursing at the University of Toronto, Canada and a PhD at the University of Manchester in the UK. Currently she is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick (Canada). Dr. MacDonald’s doctoral work examined respite for parents who were caring for children who required complex care. This paper comes from that work. Dr. MacDonald has three children of her own.
In this grounded theory study 40 English speaking women from a rural province of Canada were interviewed to learn about their experiences of returning to work after a depression. Women described getting back in the game as being difficult and challenging as they had not completely recovered by the time they returned to work. However, they felt compelled to return to work in order to keep their jobs, in order to resume health and social benefits, and to reinstate their wages.
A number of themes emerged from the interview data. These included the presence of stigma, the active pursuit of silence, and battling adversity. Each of these core themes serves to describe the women’s experiences of returning to work. The women described wearing a mask or “putting on a face” to combat the stigma associated with their illness. In this presentation the three themes will be discussed along with a thorough description of wearing a mask. Strategies that employers can employ to ease the transition back to work will be discussed.
Toby Bressler is the Director of Nursing for Professional Practice at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY where she is focused on the patient, family and employee experience and supports the advancement of evidence-based practice through research, education and the application of scholarship.
Toby earned her BSN, Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Downstate, Master’s degree at NYU, receiving an award for exemplary leadership and academic achievement, and her PhD from Molloy College of Nursing. Her research interests include interprofessional education, promotion of pediatric palliative care and quality of life of patients and families.
Dr. Bressler is Chair of the American Nurses Association Education Committee and is also serving a 2 year term as a Jonas Policy Scholar with the American Academy of Nursing. She has published and presented extensively both nationally and internationally and has received awards for exemplary leadership, academic excellence and community service.
Mentoring and leadership has been described in the literature as human-becoming incarnating meaning and committing to our protégé with enthusiasm and to use impelling, gentle urging. Mentoring is an enduring human relationship that is essential for both personal and professional growth for anyone (Latham et al, 2008). Studies have found that dedicated mentors engaged in supporting and enhancing the work environment for RNs. The partnership enhanced mutual respect between frontline RNs and managers, and administration and improved the mentoring and supportive culture. The evidence correlates mentoring with the promotion of talent, achievement, leadership, knowledge, and skill development in nursing. Every nurse requires the invested interest and involvement of others to fully develop talent, to imagine our future possibilities and contribute to healthcare.
The overall aim of this presentation is to educate colleagues about mentorship and how it relates to nursing practice, nurses in all areas of practice can benefit from a skillful mentor in a setting where their involvement might not be intuitive.
1. Define the broad concepts relating to mentorship and nursing leadership
2. Recognize the role of the mentor in helping navigate professional practice issues and work-life encounters
3. Describe the role of mentor in the mentor-mentee relationship
4. Identify characteristics of a community of mentorship
This presentation of the role of the mentor in nursing practice with an emphasis on leadership at the point of care. All nurses are leaders, in clinical practice, education, research or administration. Nurses are leaders and as such we have an opportunity to mentor others on their journey. This presentation will describe how nurses as leaders and mentors can advance practice and the profession.
Dr. Wagner is an Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Regina. She is a member of the SCBScN Evaluation Committee, University of Regina Research Committee and University of Regina Executive of Council. Her multidisciplinary PhD research focuses on spirit at work, workplace empowerment and resonant leadership for nurses, occupational therapists and physical therapists. She is presently investigating factors that lead to healthy workplaces for registered nurses. In addition she is investigating Horizontal Violence, which can be a significiant negative outcome within an unhealthy work environment. Although she utilizes mixed methods research within her studies, she has a special interest in structural equation modeling.
Dr. Wolf is an Associate Professor of Nursing and an independent Healthcare Informatics Consultant. Dr. Wolf has over 35 years of experience within the healthcare arena. Her area of expertise focuses on integrating technology into a healthcare setting focusing on change management, process redesign and more recently the use of social media in supporting clinicians health 2.0 needs. Dr. Wolf has worked closely with various IT vendors and health systems in exploring and integrating new technologies. In 2013 she published her first book titled “Social media for nurses: Educating practitioners and patients in a networked world”.
Kari Ingstad has completed her PhD at the age of 38 years from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and postdoctoral studies from Nord University. She is director of Research in the Faculty of health Sciences, Nord University. She has published more than 20 journal papers, book chapters, and conference papers. She has edited one book on Gender, Work and Employment.
Extended work shifts of 12 hours or more have become a common scheduling strategy for nurses in several countries, though this is not the case in Norway. There, many managers, nurses, and union representatives have expressed concerns about whether nurses can function effectively while working long shifts. This study thus aimed to examine how long shifts influence nursing outcomes such as stress, continuity, and responsibility in Norwegian nursing homes. Data were collected during indepth interviews with 16 nurses employed at four different nursing homes who have worked 12–14-hour shifts. Results suggest that long shifts actually reduce stress and increase both work continuity and accountability, though these positive impacts of long shifts occur primarily when all departmental staff work long shifts. Furthermore, fewer shift changes mean more time spent with patients and better communication.
Keywords: job satisfaction, nursing home, shift length, work performance