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Four Brookes students have been nominated for this year's Student Nursing Times Awards.
The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is proud to be the first higher education institution to support the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely whistleblower protection campaign.
A new book that focuses on the practical activity of health promotion written by Mary Gottwald and Jane Goodman-Brown is soon to be released. The book entitled 'A Guide to Practical Health Promotion' discusses the role of health promotion and presents a number of practical approaches. The content begins by setting the context with chapters 'Why is health promotion relevant?' and 'Links to theory' before moving on to exploring health promotion activities with chapters 'How to apply health promotion models in practice', 'Developing client's self-awareness', 'Developing client's skills', 'Social marketing and the mass media', and 'Working with groups and communities'. The book is aimed at allied health professionals, nurses and students involved in health promotion.
Two of our midwifery undergraduate students have been selected from a large number of applicants to perform in the opening ceremony at the 2012 Olympics "Isles of Wonder" created and directed by Danny Boyle.
Zumba, the popular dance workout, recently got a new twist with a version for pregnant women, Zumba Bump. Zumba Bump is an adaptation of the Zumba Gold workout and was devised by Oxford Brookes researchers and lecturers, Dr Lesley Smith and Ethel Burns, and instructor George Martini.
Seventy delegates attended a stimulating and interesting study day of midwifery workshops, which forms part of an undergraduate module for midwifery students. Attendees comprised a range of students who included midwifery and osteopathy, midwifery practitioners and educators. Delegates participated in two complementary workshops; one led by an Italian midwife, Verena Schmidt who teaches and has written books about optimising the physiology of birth, and a French osteopath who also shares a passion for the physiology of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond, Ghislaine Gautreau.
Chinyere Agu and Olamide O Ayodele two international students from Nigeria, have been successfully awarded internships with Gold Mercury International. Both students are studying on the Master’s in Public Health course run by the Department of Social Work and Public Health at Oxford Brookes University. In addition Chinyere has also been awarded a scholarship for a short course in public health by the Johns Hopkins Fall Institute in Health Policy and Management in collaboration with the Universitat de Pompeau, Spain.
The Janki Foundation for Global Health Care lecture entitled "The Art and Science of Compassionate Care" was presented by Claire Chambers from the Department of Social Work and Public Health at Oxford Brookes University. Claire leads the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing in Health Visiting and School Nursing courses and the Community Specialist Practice courses in District Nursing and Community Children's Nursing and was invited as a guest speaker after Dadi Janki the founder of the Janki Foundation heard her being interviewed on Radio 4 in 2009.
Robb Kightley, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery received the award of ‘Investors in Education 2011’ on behalf of the School of Health and Social Care. It is given each year by the Oxfordshire Business Education Alliance to organisations that
support the education of young people in the local Oxford area.
The Alcohol, Smoking and Illicit Drugs Study Day took place on 24th June. It was organised by Dr Jan Fischer and aims to explore public health and social care issues around drinking, smoking and drug taking in contemporary society and addresses usage patterns, problems and common treatment options. It is a multiprofessional conference with speakers from research, health promotion and clinical practice backgrounds.