Excitement today involved joining colleagues, heading to the QNIS annual conference in Dunblane. Never had the opportunity to go before or be involved in future practice with ideas that are innovative, inspiring and dynamic. Nursing in the community appears to have a positive future ahead if we are willing to change.
Brendan McCormack’s Transforming practice and culture through facilitation. Current context human factors, care and experiences of humans. Issues in the service on how to be innovative in health and social care, (thinking outside the box) viewing the whole person is very new in health and social care. Spiritual in terms of person, not religion (Woolf 2004). We have focused more on pt safety over the last several years. If only focusing on safety and risk then we cannot be innovative. Patient-centeredness focuses and underpins value and respecting in humans, mutual respect and understanding. Focus on a work place those functions towards good working practice support and mindfulness (drive towards helpfulness and wellness). For those in receipt of care and colleges. Most important part is invisiable. How do we measure and evaluate that. It is the fundamentals of what experiences nurses do as well. Once you connect to people you hold that connection (Martnsen 2006) can be a burden and responsibility with colleges. We know when we are person-centred care and when we are not (McCormack 2010). Psychology safety, concept feeling safe to ask questions and supported, that’s the culture we need to change. Derived from fascist movement. Furthermore applying this to clients, so they feel like this too with their care. Study found people wanted people to be more generous. Mean spiritedness in culture. Dialogical method, supporting each other’s learning. FIRE project that Brendan was involved in few years ago, 2 types of facilitation, one being task and one being holistic. Not enough to change the use of Evidence Based Practice but to change culture in which to do so. Working as a Health Visiting student, supporting Breast Feeding mothers especially more vulnerable ones, putting them at the forefront of care and providing person-centeredness for the baby and mother. Be a leader, change the way we do thing in the community, and inspire other to change.
Sally Magnusson; Talk, how her own experience of our services when her mother had dementia and the failure of those services. She highlighted the importance of her use of memory. The brains ability to change and adapt when faced with adversity, such as dementia to a whole new world of change. Embrace that change as a professional and human being. Learning to value in the moment joy is best, than memories when dealing with dementia. Everyday is best, not the last. Opportunities as a nurse/ HV to do this in our jobs. Focus on the neurons that are working well and not the ones that are not. The effect of music on the brain.
Viewed a video of a foetus and increased hearing in the womb, how the heart sounds of mother beat to a tune and how that sound follows right through to death. Create today’s experiences with them. Importance to carry this into HV in terms of the importance of connections with people at all stages in life and how music can help in all sorts of situations. Calming, inspiring, connecting.
Andy Lowndes, video on an elderly couple who reconnected through music, how a lady joined her husband singing a song that was dear to them on there wedding day. Very touching video, ‘three times a lady,’ they sung together. Gorgeous to watch. Playlist for life is new in UK and pilots are happening all over. Training can be gained on line, supported by Department of Health (DH), digital health institution.
Debbie Tolson; Delivery with dignity; Caring for older people. How far we have come in terms of older people. HV particular changes in children and how we see them in society today.
In the context of Health Visiting in the community advance community-nursing practice changing cultures and communities. Breast Feeding, Weaning support who is taking that forward. High prevalence of obesity, mental health etc. given reasons to change. Leadership needed.
RCN Rachel Cackett; Reduced capacity, cultural changes both professional and community cultures. No hands raised for feeling supported or appreciated in your job? What does that tell us? Headlines at this time and cant be ignored Health and Social care problems are in crisis, it needs to change. Knowing what to push, where to push and how to push. Contemporary approach. Integration set for 1st April LOCAL PLANNING, have we heard of it if not why not? Get involved. What will having a community nurse cost me? What will not having a community nurse cost me? Under integration getting involved in change in the services. Linking people together will help to do this. We need to convince people to invest. Need to shout about our job and give support for services tailored to that support. No growth or plan from seniors to develop nurses to be inspired to senior positions.
RCN reports from senior nurses on how to innovate, taking new risks on safe grounds. Named Person integration, be empowered and get involved with discussions. LOCALITY PLANNING GROUP. (GETTING INVOLVED) Caring review (look @) www.rcn.org.uk/aboutus/scotland/professionalissues
Rhone Hotchkiss (Governor of Barlinnie Prison)
Prisoners what they want is hope, identity that is not criminal, purpose and direction. BRAVE, BORING BONKERS. Do that, be different? People may forget what you said or forget what you did, but they never forget the way you made them feel. As a nurse we have the opportunity to be part of that joyment with someone. Take that opportunity, do that.
Extremely good day, tweeting during conference was new. Supported with Ego and Ruth two very good friends from QMU. Great experience for learning in nursing and life, net working and gaining inspiration from others.