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Health Sciences news roundup on 5th June 2014

Published: 5 June 2014

A summary of the latest news and intelligence from around the Faculty.

Third year nursing student Bethany Walker has been featured in the Nursing Standard at the Edith Cavell launch appeal which took place earlier in May.  As part of the appeal Bethany will be climbing Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper Park, Canada, next year to help raise a target of £3million for the Cavell Nurses' Trust. The Trust is looking for 100 volunteer climbers to support its target and mark the centenary of Edith Cavell's death. Go Bethany!


Congratulations to James Wilson who is part of a team in the Faculty of Medicine announced as a finalist in the newly launched Health Education Wessex Shine Awards: Hearing the Patient Voice in Education and Training.  James is working with the ‘People with a Learning disability' team using forum theatre where people with learning disabilities are the actors.  The award ceremony will take place on 19th June at the Grand Harbour Hotel.


Dr Deborah Fenlon will be speaking on the topic of 'Hot flushes: tempering the heat after cancer' at the 5th Biennial Sheffield Meeting conference of Late Effects in Cancer Survivors in June 2014.

Deborah has also recently returned from a conference in Liverpool for the Association of Breast Surgeons where she presented the findings of our research 'Living into old age with the consequences of breast cancer.


Congratulations to Dr Emma Boger, Dr Sara Demain and Professor Sue Latter who have had a paper published in The International Journal Nursing of Studies (IJNS) entitled: Stroke self-management: A focus group study to identify the factors influencing self-management following stroke. Their study sought to investigate the factors which facilitate or hinder stroke self-management from the patients' perspective.


Dr Jo Adams has been invited to deliver one of the closing highlight speeches for the prestigious European League against Rheumatology (EULAR) Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Paris next week to 15,000 delegates.  The congress is now a major event in the calendar of world rheumatology for the exchange of scientific and clinical information.


Finally... in his regular comment piece for the British Journal of Nursing, Professor Alan Glasper has teamed up with Kath Evans, Head of Patient Experience, NHS England, to discuss two new reports raising awareness of the experiences of parents of children with disabilities, and how families can engage better with health services.

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