Passionate about pre and post-registration nurse education. I am currently investigating the development of teaching methods that focus on building learning landscapes for self awareness and resilience within health care.
In a context where values based exercises are now being used for employment selection, I believe we have a responsibility to generate educational opportunities to support students staying in touch with the key beliefs and values that originally brought them into health care practice. An interest in solution focused approaches, motivational interviewing and values based experiential teaching methods are proving highly productive in assisting students make sense of the dissonances they may experience when matching heartfelt beliefs and values regarding their practise against the challenges of highly complex contemporary work environments.
In contrast I am also enjoying the process and prospect of completing a project; developing a range of VLE learning objects designed to support students in developing an understanding of fields of nursing other than their own. This innovation has also incorporated resources that enhance awareness of experiences of health care from service user and carer perspectives.
Morris-Docker, S.B., Tod, A., Harrison, J.H., Wolstenholme, D., & Black, R. (2004). Nurses' use of the Internet in clinical ward settings. Journal of advanced nursing, 48 (2), 157-166. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2004.03183.x
Tod, A., Harrison, J.H., Morris-Docker, S., Black, R., & Wolstenholme, D. (2003). Access to the internet in an acute care area: experiences of nurses. British journal of nursing, 12 (7), 425-6, 428. http://www.internurse.com/