The school of Health, Nursing & Midwifery was well represented at the recent World Nursing Conference in Singapore. The Conference is in its 5th year and attracted delegates from 18 different countries from around the world, presenting on a wide range of diverse topics. UWS has had a regular presence at this event over the past few years. Professor Jean Rankin, who was co-chair of the programme committee, presented research she had conducted in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire. Professor Rankin’s mixed-methods research paper was entitled “Continuing Professional Development: Integral to the Role for Everyday Practice in Healthcare“. In addition, Professor Rankin chaired sessions on both days of the conference.
Dr David Hunter presented some of the findings from his Professional Doctorate. David’s qualitative research paper was entitled “Doing the Little Things: The Meaning of Compassionate Care to Scottish Student Nurses“. As an unexpected honour, David was asked to chair the afternoon session on day two. The conference ended with a complimentary tour of Singapore, visiting the Merlion Park at the waterfront and Chinatown. More details about the event, including dates for 2018, are available here: http://nursing-conf.org/