School to Host National Care Home Research and Development Forum

On Thursday 25th May the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Practice at UWS will be hosting a National Care Home Research and Development Forum seminar titled ‘Appreciative and Participatory Action Research in Care Homes.’
This event will be an opportunity for showcasing some of innovative practice development initiatives happening in care homes across the country which has been a key focus of our School’s research.
The School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery research hub, the Institute of Healthcare, Policy and Practice (HPP), encompasses three research groupings: The Deteriorating Patient, Dementia and Later Life and Maternal, Child and Family Health. HPP’s vision is to be a centre of applied research excellence, advancing health and social care practice, and family caring through evidence generation, partnership working and policy influence.
The seminar chaired by Professor Debbie Tolson will consist of the following speakers/presentations:
  • Professor Belinda Dewar, Overview of My Home Life Scotland
  • Dr Julie Watson, Face to Face: Relating to people with Dementia until the end of life in Care Homes
  • Karen Barrie & Dr Cathy Sharp, Personal Outcomes and My Home Life
  • Edel Roddy, Us and Them, You and Me, We. Inspection in Care Homes, it’s all about relationships
  • Bryan Mitchell, Introducing and Evaluating the Contribution of Complimentary Therapy to Nursing Home Residents experiencing later stages of Dementia.
The seminar will bring together approximately 60 people from universities across the UK in addition to health and social care practitioners and representatives from Scottish Care and the Care Inspectorate.
Colleagues wishing to attend can book their place here.