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Nursing student bulletin – January 2022

Staff research

Nursing staff continue to be active in contributing to research and best practice publications, alongside their teaching. This helps to build expertise and share knowledge with students and other professionals.

Recent publications have included:

Sarah Weaver – The many hats of the effective mentor or supervisor, published in Nursing in Practice.

In today’s healthcare climate, the role of the Mentor, Practice Supervisor or Assessor, is critical in promoting a safe and effective learning environment. This article looks back at the historical roots of the mentor role in Nursing and examines the key attributes of successful mentors, supervisors and Assessors.  Contemporary mentors display patience, positivity, compassion, authenticity and enthusiasm for the role.

Kath Baume – a book chapter on Self- care strategies for nurses and midwives to support health and well-being. The chapter assists nurses to recognise emotional labour and reflect on how giving spiritual care has an impact on them as an individual. Furthermore, it explores factors both internal and within the clinical environment that influence nurses self-care ability.

Schwartz. A,  Baume. K,  Snowden. A, Patel J, Genders. N and  Ali. G. (2021) “Self-Care” in W. McSherry et al. (eds.), Enhancing Nurses’ and Midwives’ Competence in Providing Spiritual Care. Switzerland: Springer Nature, pp 57-77 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65888-5_4

Stuart Guy – a bookchapter which helps staff in HEI critically reflect on the role in suicide prevention. it includes a HEI case study where training is offered to all front facing staff and practical tips for responding to student distress.

Dickens, C. and Guy, Stuart. (2021) Chapter 11: How Can We Support Staff to Talk Safely About Suicide?  ‘Preventing and Responding to Student Suicide: A Practical Guide for FE and HE Settings’ edited by Jo Smith and Sharon Mallon. Jessica Kingsley Publishing.