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Writing for Publication

This workshop aims to provide an introduction to writing for publication and highlight tips for success.

Thursday 7 March 14.00-15.30

Professor Fiona Timmins

Biography: Dr. Fiona Timmins is an Associate Professor in Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Nursing Management.   She has 20 years' experience of writing for publication and reviewing papers for publication in additional to several contributions to international Editorial Boards and Advisory Panels. She has published numerous papers, with 145 peer-reviewed papers listed in Scopus. These publications represent collaborations with colleagues, from Canada, Portugal, Greece and the UK among others. This has meant a meaningful contribution to international debates within nurse education (e.g. management of absenteeism and nurse portfolio/reflective practice) and person-centred care (e.g. information and support requirements of cardiac patients and spiritual care provision. She has written or co-authored 10 textbooks. There are 867-recorded citations of her published papers [Scopus]. Her research lies within three distinct but overlapping themes: person centered care, spirituality and enhancing the professional education of nurses.  She has presented widely on these topics: more than 180 international papers, with research replicated widely across the globe. Her H-index (Scopus) is 18.

Fiona Timmins

Clinical Simulation

Thursday 7 March 14.00-15.00 and 15.00-16.00

An opportunity to spend some time in our new Trinity Simulation Suite, with the latest high fidelity mannequins (laerdal) to explore the most up to date innovations, that produce the highest standards of clinical education for all healthcare professionals. Each session is for one hour and will give you the opportunity to work with our family of mannequins with a facilitator in the Trinity Simulation Suite.

The Trinity Simulation Suite is located in the Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James's Hospital, Dublin 8

What do we need to communicate? Electronic records, integrated care and patient-centricity

Professor Michael Rigby: Emeritus Professor of Health Information Strategy, Keele University

Electronic health records are simultaneously the vision and the dread; the solution and the problem. Integrated care is everyone’s goal and everyone’s disruption. And putting the patient at the centre is at the same time obvious and a challenge.

This workshop will try to open up some of these issues, show what can be achieved and what are the pitfalls, and highlight the role of nurses as users, information generators, and key influencers. The format will be:

  • Introduction and key principles by Professor Rigby - 20 minutes
  • Introduction of two use cases based on real situations anonymised – 10 minutes
  • Small group work – identifying communication needs - 30 minutes
  • Feedback from groups – 20 minutes
  • Open discussion – 10 minutes

At the end of the workshop participants will have a better understanding of the potential benefits of well-designed e-health. They will understand patient-centric communication principles, and how to adjust their thinking and practice. And they will have a knowledge helpful to enabling them to influence selection and use of e-health solutions for EHRs supporting integrated care.

Professor Michael Rigby is Emeritus Professor of Health Information Strategy at Keele University, and lives in south County Kildare. He has held visiting Chairs in the Nordic School of Public Health, Imperial College London, and DCU. He has worked with OECD on Smarter Health and Welfare; with WHO on a number of topics; with the European Science Foundation on Developing a New Understanding of Enabling Health and Wellbeing in Europe – Harmonising Health and Social Care Delivery and Informatics Support to Ensure Holistic Care; with the International Medical Informatics Association on evaluation of health informatics systems; and in various settings on Integrated Care.

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