Nurses and Midwives: Agents of Change


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(available on request)

Mary Chiarella (Australia)
Competence to practise: an unmistakable fact or a holy grail?

Kathryn Currow (Australia)
The International Postgraduate Paediatric Nursing Certificate

Christine Hancock (UK)
Nurses as ‘agents for change’: tackling the global challenge of non-communicable disease

Soumitra Pathare (India)
Mental health law in Commonwealth countries: a time for review

Kat Mason (UK)
nnovative film education: supporting nurses and midwives using film to be agents of change in their community

Phalakshi Manjrekar (India)
The Indian perspective and its relevance to maternal and child health: we continue to do more

Deva-Marie Beck (Canada)
Maternal health: we care, but how do we get the world to care?

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE (available on request)

004. Bernice Addom (Ghana)
Non-compliance with Artesunate Amodiaquine treatment regime: a study at Ashiaman community

010. Claire McCausland (UK)
Overcoming the barriers to engaging black African men in HIV screening in primary care

027. Faith Zaca (South Africa)
Multidisciplinary team involvement in improving the quality of HAART access at local facility level

036. Hermine Iita(Namibia)
Strategies to support the use of the nursing process in local primary health care practice in Namibia

038. Jaruwan Kownaklai (Thailand)
Developing denial techniques to avoid sexual intercourse with a HIV positive partner

042. Karen Frank (Trinidad and Tobago)
Initiating community palliative care services in a limited capacity setting

077. Mpoeetsi Makau (Lesotho)
Lesotho nursing and midwifery strategic plan

080. Pisirai Ndarukwa (Zimbabwe)
Evaluation of the implementation of the ART program in Chitungwiza City Zimbabwe

107. Wendy Nicholson (UK)
The role of nurses supporting the health and wellbeing of carers across the life course

110. Sello William Mahabuke (South Africa)
A model to sustain primary health care

115. Kathleen McCourt (UK)
The development of specialist and generalist roles in primary health care nursing

119. Maura Buchanan (UK)
Uganda UK Health Alliance

MENTAL HEALTH (available on request)

014. Dorcas Gwata (UK)
Mental health interventions for young people involved in gangs in inner city London

024. Matsola Evelyn Ntlale (Lesotho)
Health sector response to domestic violence in Lesotho

032. Gwyn Grout and Jo Overton (UK)
Improving mental health through education

051. Leah Macaden (UK)
Higher education in dementia: capacity building in Scotland as the dementia clock continues to tick

057. Malachy Ujam (UK)
Interaction of frontline professionals involved in mental health crisis: a view from the frontline

061. Maria Cutajar (Malta)
Workplace mental health: it pays to be proactive

062. Maria Mashini (Cyprus)
Exploring the feelings of guilt of the family care giver in providing care to persons with dementia

063. Mariam Namulindwa Aligawesa and Moses Wasswa Mulimira (UK)
Harnessing and utilising the skills of diaspora nurses to improve mental health care: a UK based Uganda diaspora study

078. Nadia Ali Muhammad Charania (Pakistan)
Strategies Pakistani women use to self-manage recurrent depression

088. Rebecca Johnson (Bahamas)
Determining attitude, knowledge and practice of nurses in recognising mental health problems in children

099. Therese Saliba (Malta)
Illness perceptions in carers of persons with dementia

118. Elizabeth Oywer (Kenya)
Is mental health nursing facing extinction in Kenya


013. Mike Brownsell (UK)
Fit for future: promoting the health and wellbeing of army reservists

020. Enith Regina Ingraham (Bahamas)

A healthy future begins with me!

033. Heather Sam (South Africa)
The role of the Biennial National Conference in enabling South African nurses’ participation in policy development

052. Letha Itembu Taukuheke (Namibia)
Midwives knowledge of the use of the partograph in the Regional Training Hospitals in Namibia

064. Marie Dietrich-Leurer (Canada)
Have patience and give the mother time and reassurance’: new mothers’ perspectives on breastfeeding support

069. Mary Grace Mifsud (Malta)
Clinical learning environment as perceived by students and qualified staff

070. Mary Grace Mifsud (Malta)
Intermediate care for patients with fractured femur: a literature review

113. Angela Leonard (South Africa)
Effective information regarding cardiac surgery for children

117. Saidi Binti Sanisah (Malaysia)
An exploration of self-care practices of patients with type 2 diabetes in Malaysia

WORKFORCE (available on request)

007. Chika Ugochukwu (Nigeria)

Advanced Practice Nursing challenges in developing countries: perception of nurses in selected health care facilities in South East Nigeria

009. Claire Graham (UK)

Communication competence and patient safety: understanding the link for safer care.

012. Manivannan Dayalan (India)
Assessment of the Level of Burnout and Factors Contributing Burnout Among Nursing Personnel Working at Selected Hospitals of Tamilnadu State.

017. Elena Gabriel (Cyprus)
The organizational culture and effectiveness of nursing staff in Cyprus public hospitals

025. Evelyn Ntlale (Lesotho)
The costs and benefits of nurse migration on families: A Lesotho’s experience

033. Heather Sam (South Africa)
The role of the Biennial National Conference in enabling South African nurses’ participation in
policy development

059. Mandy Allen (UK)
The Advanced Paediatric Practitioner role in NHS Scotland: an exploratory study

074. Mbombi Masenyani (South Africa)
Experiences of professional nurses in performance assessment in a tertiary hospital, Limpopo Province, South Africa

085. Pamela Shaw(UK)
The impact of government health reforms on black minority ethnic staff in the NHS: a follow-up study

091. Rose Wasili (Malawi)

Findings from an evaluation of a Continuing Professional Development Programme for nurses and midwives in Malawi

095. Howard Catton (UK)
Safe nursing staffing levels: protecting patients and securing the future workforce

100. Thilaavathi Chengodu (Australia)

Clinical trial nurses: who are they?

105. Patricia Scott (UK)
Developing a pan African emergency nursing strategy


108. Sikaka Weziwe (South Africa)
Nurses advocating for positive practice environments to enhance quality care: a South African experience

109. Willamae Hamilton-Stuart (Bahamas)
Closing the gap from task to caring: nursing support staff

114. George Kumi Kyeremeh (Ghana)
Using a systems approach to address patient safety


QUALITY HEALTH CARE (available on request)

016. Eileen Richardson (UK)
Providing cultural care in a multicultural society

035. Helen Noble (UK)
Quality of life, decision-making, costs, and impact on carers of people managed without dialysis

037. Janette Barrie and Sheila Steel (UK)
Anticipatory Care Planning Project Manager, NHS Lanarkshire

046. Ooi Kooi Li (Singapore)
Improving care through EPEEP nurse rounding in a Singapore Tertiary Hospital

048. Kwaku Asante-Krobea (Ghana)
Managing chronic low back pain: knowing the facts, confronting the challenge

066. Marion Howard (Barbados)
Pressure sores: a nurse’s eyesore

075. Mohd Said Nurumal (Malaysia)
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: bystander versus emergency medical service personnel

077. Muhammad Kamil Che Hasan (Malaysia)
Physical health components and cardiometabolic risk markers among elderly: a case control study

083. Nurul’Ain Ahayalimudin (Malaysia)
Disaster management: identifying knowledge of community health nurses and the predictive factor

C3 WORKSHOP (available on request)

Christine Hancock and Pat Hughes

Improving the health and wellbeing of nurses and midwives

Jane Wills
Healthier nursing students

Dawn Bazarko

Improving nurses health in the workplace

Michaela Nuttall
Improving your heart health

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH (available on request)

001. Angela Leonard (South Africa)
Improving breastfeeding practice at a paediatric hospital in South Africa: The ‘Breastfeeding is Best’ project

011. Clementine Mashwama (Swaziland)
HIV and AIDS: giving hope to a generation of orphaned children in Swaziland

018. Elena Athanasiou (Cyprus)
Vaginal birth after Caesarean Section

043. Kate Bernie (UK)
Factors influencing young mothers’ infant feeding decisions

044. Kateca Graham (Bahamas)
Collaborative care in breast cancer management in the Bahamas

052. Letha Itembu Taukuheke (Namibia)
Midwives knowledge of the use of the partograph in the Regional Training Hospitals in Namibia

054. Lizzy Bernthal (UK)
The impact of army life on a mother’s decision-making when her child is unwell

065. Marie-Louise Bugeja (Malta)
Parentcraft services: from a founding project to a professional entity providing client-centred education and support

068. Marsha Jones (UK)
Improving postnatal care and experience in hospital for Black and South Asian women by exploring health care workers’ capabilities

079. Nancy Ebu (Ghana)
A systematic appraisal of the factors influencing antenatal services and delivery care in sub-Saharan Africa

090. Sarah Celestine-Balfour (Trinidad and Tobago)
Postpartum depression: an exploration of nurses’ attitudes and knowledge

115. Linda Ndeshipandula Lukolo (Namibia)

Empowering rural parents to provide sexuality education to their children in Ohangwena region Namibia