Capturing the energy within: the future landscape of nursing education

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Capturing the energy within: the future landscape of nursing education

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


JHB Lecture Theatre , John Henry Brookes Building , Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


“We all have something of each other’s lives in the palms of our hands” (Martinsen 2006).
The connected nature of caring relationships is well-established in nursing theory and indeed nurses in Oxfordshire have historically been at the forefront of much of this theory generation. More recently, nursing education in the UK has been criticised for losing its base essential values of caring, despite a strong person-centred discourse in healthcare policy and strategy.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have responded with new standards and a code of practice, whilst school of nursing have felt increasingly ‘regulated’ with a focus on compliance.

This lecture will explore the thinking behind the contention that nurse educators need to reclaim the space for creativity in the curriculum – where the focus is on flourishing communities of learning rather that compliant teachers.

About the speaker


Brendan McCormack’s internationally recognised work in person-centred practice development and research has resulted in successful long-term collaborations in Ireland, the UK, Norway, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia and South Africa. He is a Fellow of Th European Academy o Nursing Science. In 2014 he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), awarded the ‘International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by Sigma Theta Tau International and listed in the Thomson Reuters 3000 most influential researchers globally.