May 25, 2017 – May 26, 2017
Translating research evidence into best practices: The Key to Healthy Public Policy and quality patient outcomes
UWI School of Nursing, Mona
May 26, 2016 – May 27, 2016
Both international and national nursing organizations emphasize “Evidence Based Practice” as the standard for nursing practice. According to the International Council of Nurses (ICN), closing the gap between evidence and action requires stronger emphasis to be placed on implementing strategies to translate knowledge to action. Implementing best practice guidelines is one of the key strategies for integrating the best available research evidence into nursing practice thereby enhancing the quality of patient care.
The UWI School of Nursing
May 28, 2015 – May 29, 2015
The World Health Organization (WHO) People Centred Care Policy Framework emphasises health systems that meet the needs and expectations of people seeking health care. In keeping with this goal, member states of WHO have developed National Policies that promote people centred health care by ensuring that people have access to sustainable, responsive and effective health care systems. Within this framework, nurses and other health care workers are expected to provide high quality health care that is responsive to multidimensional needs of individuals, families and communities. Nurses, being primary health care givers at the frontline of healthcare systems are expected to ensure a holistic people centred approach to providing nursing care.
The objectives of the conference are to:
- Expose nurses and midwives to research findings that would inform People Centred Care
- Empower nurses and midwives to integrate principles of People Centred Care into nursing practice
- Provide a forum for engagement and networking among nursing and midwifery scholars to facilitate collaborative nursing and midwifery research.
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May 29, 2014 – May 30, 2014
Nurses are the backbone of public health care systems both regionally and internationally. According to the 2006 Report of the Caribbean Commission on Health and Development, nursing personnel account for up to 70% of health care staffing and provide the majority of direct patient care in the Caribbean. Providing quality health care is key to reducing healthcare costs and improving the quality of life of the population. For that reason, the involvement of nurses and midwives in producing and using research evidence is critical in advancing evidence-based nursing and midwifery practice, the development and implementation of healthy public policy as well as effective and functional health care systems.
The UWI School of Nursing
May 30, 2013 – May 31, 2013
Excellence in patient care is dependent on the availability of sound evidence that is based on clinical relevant research, conducted using robust methodologies. Evidence based nursing practice requires the integration of the individual nurse’s clinical expertise, patients’ values and preferences and the best available research evidence into decisions on patient care. To implement evidence based practice nurses must possess skills in identifying relevant resources, conducting systematic search of literature, appraising the evidence for its validity and applicability, integrating evidence into clinical practice and evaluating patient outcomes.
- Explore the evidence on quality patient care outcomes and evidence based practice (EBP)
- Examine barriers to access, appraisal and utilization of research to promote quality patient care
- Enable dialogue among nurses, researchers, nurse educators, clinical leaders, health policy makers and student nurses on the development of evidence based practice
- Examine facilitators and barriers to nurses engagement in research
The UWI School of Nursing, Mona (UWISON)
June 7, 2012 – June 7, 2012
With much national and regional attention focused on nursing-related issues such as nurse migration, staff shortages, education and the transition to tertiary level institutions and the quality of nursing care, it is essential that nursing research is conducted to inform healthcare delivery and policy.
Nursing academics and clinical nurses in the Caribbean, who wish to participate in research, are often faced with a number of constraints including high workloads, poor research skills and knowledge and few experienced nurse researchers to act as mentors. These limitations are further compounded by limited funding for nursing research and the power differentials among health disciplines.
Utilizing a community framework to develop nursing research capacity that includes nurses in academia, clinical practice, and management will allow individuals to share expertise, pool resources and produce research that is of local, regional and international relevance.
The capacity to generate good quality research is integral to the development of health systems in lower and middle income countries (LMICs). Nurses who form the largest part of the health care workforce must be supported to engage in research, including interdisciplinary research, if LMICs are to produce relevant evidence to guide health systems development.
The Symposium seeks to:
- Discuss opportunities and challenges in developing communities to build nursing research capacity
- Explore facilitating mechanisms and resources that promote the building and sustaining of research capacity.
- Enable dialogue among nurse researchers, nurse educators, clinical leaders, and health policy makers on the development of nursing research to improve health and healthcare delivery.
May 26, 2011 – May 27, 2011
Contemporary approaches to nursing education requires programmes to be evidenced based and delivered by nursing educators who are educated to a level appropriate to their role.
Traditional approaches to nursing education needs to be replaced by new models that are able to address the severe shortage of nurses in the Caribbean and provide nurses with the necessary competencies to practice safely in a changing healthcare environment.
Nursing education must be designed to enable students to effectively integrate theoretical and clinical knowledge and to gain practice experience in a range of facilities beyond the hospital setting. The purpose of this conference is to enable nursing lecturers, tutors, nurse managers, preceptors, clinical staff, students, policy makers and nursing regulators across the Caribbean region to explore international evidence on innovative approaches to nursing education in the classroom and clinical areas.
The programme will focus on shared research and best practice within the global nurse education community and enable networking and collaboration for future research.
Main Conference Themes
The following main themes have been selected to reflect education developments and innovations:
- Innovations in teaching and learning
- Clinical teaching and supervision
- Curriculum and clinical service partnerships
- Regulation in nursing education
- The role of professional nursing associations in nursing education
1. Enable exploration of national, regional and international evidence on developments in nursing education
2. Promote sharing of research evidence and best practice in teaching and learning in nursing education
3. Enable networking and collaborations for future research and innovations in nursing education
4. Set out a plan of action for the development of a model of nursing education that meets the needs of the Caribbean region
Conference Venue: The UWI School of Nursing, Mona
The UWI School of Nursing
May 26, 2010 – May 28, 2010
Contemporary approaches to nursing education requires programmes to be evidenced based and delivered by nursing educators who are educated to a level appropriate to their role. Traditional approaches to nursing education needs to be replaced by new models that are able to address the severe shortage of nurses in the Caribbean and provide nurses with the necessary competencies to practice safely in a changing healthcare environment. Nursing education must be designed to enable students to effectively integrate theoretical and clinical knowledge and to gain practice experience in a range of facilities beyond the hospital setting. Therefore the UWI School of Nursing in collaboration with the Jamaica Midwives Association is hosting The Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference and Mary J Seivwright Research Day on May 26- 27, 2011 focusing on "Transforming Nursing Education in the Caribbean."
The Conference will be held on 26- 27 May 2011 at the UWI School of Nursing in Kingston, Jamaica. A Dinner will be on the evening of the 26th at the UWISON Courtyard, Mary J. Seivwright Buliding, 9 Gilbraltar Camp Way, UWI, Mona Campus starting at 7:00pm.