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Trinity College

WORKS IN PROGRESS
An international conference for Master students in Nursing Programmes Escola Superior de Sade Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal November 23rd to 25th, 2009

Evaluation Report
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Contends
Contents .................................................................................................................. 2 The seed................................................................................................................... 3 1. Seminar Participants ............................................................................................. 4 2. Research projects ................................................................................................. 5 3. Seminar agenda .................................................................................................... 6 4. Evaluation ............................................................................................................ 8 5. Acknowledgements ............................................................................................ 12

Acronyms OUC Oslo University College TC Trinity College ESSLei Escola Superior de Sade do Instituto Politcnico de Leiria

The seed
As stated by the International Council of Nurses (2007) () nursing research is needed to generate new knowledge and advance nursing science, evaluate existing practice and services, and provide evidence that will inform nursing education, practice, research and management. Research is directed toward understanding the fundamental mechanisms that affect the ability of individuals, families and communities to maintain or enhance optimum function and minimise the negative effects of illness. Nursing research should also be directed toward the outcomes of nursing interventions, so as to assure the quality and cost effectiveness of nursing care. Nursing research also encourages knowledge of policies and systems that effectively and efficiently deliver nursing care; awareness of the profession and its historical development; understanding of ethical guidelines for the delivery of the nursing services; and, knowledge of systems that effectively prepare nurses to fulfil the profession's current and future social mandate. Nursing Graduate Education throughout Europe must be able to answer these challenges and participate in the common development of research knowledge and research skills in nurses. The Oslo Works in Progress seminar provided a very successful opportunity to bring together students and professors from four different countries, each presenting different experiences in nurse education, nurse care and nurse research but still sharing the same wish to develop nursing as a science and as a profession able to answer our European population health needs. The seminar in Oslo was experienced as a unique opportunity to embrace the challenge of building a common understanding about nursing on our continent. The answer to a common nursing practice starts with a common vision of nurse pre graduate and postgraduate education, and bases its roots in an ongoing European nurse research development. This is why we proposed a second edition of Works in Progress seminar at Escola Superior de Sade do Instituto Politcnico de Leiria. During a three day seminar, students and professors from Oslo University College, Trinity College and Escola Superior de Sade do Instituto Politcnico de Leiria discussed thirteen (13) research projects in nursing sciences or in interdisciplinary studies. This report aims to help all participants to reflect about all the work done so far, and to build future forms of cooperation. We welcome you to read this proposed common reflection Jos Carlos Rodrigues Gomes Seminar Coordinator

1. Seminar Participants
Papers and presentations were grounded in Nursing Science or in Interdisciplinary Mental Health Work, and related to students work in their respective master programmes. Papers were submitted to home institution coordinators. Accepted papers were sent by each participating institution to the School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. Table1: Seminar participants Name Liv Hovelsrud Randi Andesns Kristian Larsen Suzanne Bancel Liz Curtis Fintan Sheerin Oddveig Reiersdal Elma Jelin Sofia Elisabeth Olsen Ingrid Moe Marianne Borthen Deirdre Brady Jos Carlos Rodrigues Gomes Helena Catarino Maria dos Anjos Dixe Ana Sofia Jesus Magui Dias Snia Lus Alina Santos Csar Alves Marta Apolinrio Dina Oliveira Miguel Figueiredo Vnia Batista Mnica Conde Raquel Marques Ana Oliveira Jos Galrinho Professor Professor Professor Administrator Professor Professor Student Student Student Student Student Student Professor Professor Professor Student Student Student Student Student Student Student Student Student Student Student Student Student University Oslo University College, Norway Oslo University College, Norway Oslo University College, Norway Oslo University College, Norway Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland Oslo University College, Norway Oslo University College, Norway Oslo University College, Norway Oslo University College, Norway Oslo University College, Norway Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal

2. Research projects
Nineteen students (five from Oslo University College; one from Trinity College and thirteen from Escola Superior de Sade do Instituto Politcnico de Leiria) had the possibility for presenting their work to an international audience, which included professors and students. All abstracts, paper presentation and discussions were presented in English. Table 2: Presented research projects Name Oddveig Reiersdal University Oslo University College, Norway Oslo University College, Norway Oslo University College, Norway Oslo University College, Norway Research project The icu patient collaboration between doctors & nurses. Focusing on the desicion making prosess How do patients with chronic muscular and skeletal pain experience cell phone follow up program? Doest it work, and if so, how? Nurses role and funsction during the ward round a qualitative comparative case study Coercive treatment and empathic communication: a qualitative study of how nurses communicate with patients in a psychiatric ambulance. Exploring differences in auditory and visual hallucinations in people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders and persons with dissociative states The experiences of community mental health team members regarding threats to their personal security in the performance of their duties Child neglect: promotion of parenting skills at home-visiting The acquisition of Parenting Skills in the area of care for premature infants: effectiveness of education conducted by nurse Noise ubiquity in neonatology: effects and effectiveness of control measures Cognitive-behavioural group therapys impact in depressed patients quality of life Impact of the Meet Yourself Program in the acquisition of social skills in individuals with schizophrenia

Elma Jelin Sofia Elisabeth Olsen Ingrid Moe

Marianne Borthen

Oslo University College, Norway

Deirdre Brady Ana Sofia Jesus; Magui Dias; Snia Lus Alina Santos, Csar Alves, Marta Apolinrio Dina Oliveira; Miguel Figueiredo; Vnia Batista Mnica Conde, Raquel Marques Ana Oliveira, Jos Galrinho

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal

3. Seminar agenda
The seminar was held for three days at Escola Superior de Sade do Instituto Politcnico de Leiria (Portugal). It included formal work and also a social programme that aims to develop links between all participants. All the working meals took place on campus. This provided an excellent opportunity to join all the seminar participants together and allow them to discuss other subjects related to their academic and professional life.

Monday, November 23rd 14.30 15.00: Conference Opening (With the presence of the School Director) 15.00 17.00: Conference: Research Methodology: The precede-proceed model (Jos
Carlos Rodrigues Gomes)

Tuesday, November 24th 9.00 11.00: Nursing professional and academic organization in Portugal (Escola Superior de Sade do I.P. Leiria) - Jos Carlos Rodrigues Gomes ... Norway (Oslo University College) - Suzanne Bancel Ireland (Trinity College) - Fintan Sheerin Each university made a small presentation concerning nurse professional organization and nurse academic training in their countries (20 minutes). 11.00 12.30: Research Projects presentation (20 minutes each plus group discussion) 1) Noise ubiquity in neonatology: effects and effectiveness of control measures
(Dina Oliveira; Miguel Figueiredo; Vnia Batista - Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal)

2) Nurses role and funsction during the ward round a qualitative comparative case study (Sofia Elisabeth Olsen - Oslo University College, Norway) 14.00 17.00: Research Projects presentation (20 minutes each plus group discussion) 3) Cognitive-behavioural group therapys impact in depressed patients quality of life (Mnica Conde & Raquel Marques Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal)

4) Coercive treatment and empathic communication: a qualitative study of how nurses communicate with patients in a psychiatric ambulance (Ingrid Moe - Oslo
University College, Norway)

5) Impact of the Meet Yourself Program in the acquisition of social skills in individuals with schizophrenia (Ana Oliveira & Jos Galrinho - Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal) 6) Exploring differences in auditory and visual hallucinations in people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders and persons with dissociative states (Marianne
Borthen - Oslo University College, Norway)

7) The experiences of community mental health team members regarding threats to their personal security in the performance of their duties (Deirdre Brady - Trinity
College, Dublin, Ireland)

Wednesday, November 25th 9.00 12.30: Research Projects presentation (20 minutes each plus group discussion) 8) How do patients with chronic muscular and skeletal pain experience cell phone follow up program? Doest it work, and if so, how? (Elma Jelin - Oslo University
College, Norway)

9) The icu patient collaboration between doctors & nurses. Focusing on the desicion making prosess (Oddveig Reiersdal

- Oslo University College, Norway)

10) Child neglect: promotion of parenting skills at home-visiting (Ana Sofia Jesus;
Magui Dias; Snia Lus - Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal)

11) The acquisition of Parenting Skills in the area of care for premature infants: effectiveness of education conducted by nurse (Alina Santos, Csar Alves, Marta
Apolinrio Instituto Politcnico de Leiria, Portugal)

14.00 15.30: Seminar evaluation 15.30 End of activities

4. Evaluation
Academic staff and students had the opportunity to evaluate the seminar. Students worked together on this process using a SWOT analysis basis, without the presence of the academic staff, and presented the results of their reflection to thel academic staff at the end of the seminar. Academic staff (Teachers and administrators) had a meeting in another room to share and discuss opinions and proposals for the near future. Academic staff evaluation (present): Elsion Pinto - ESSLei (School Director) Liv Hovelsrud - OUC Randi Andesns - OUC Kristian Larsen - OUC Suzanne Bancel - OUC Liz Curtis - TC Fintan Sheerin - TC Jos Carlos Rodrigues Gomes - ESSLei Helena Catarino - ESSLei Maria dos Anjos Dixe - ESSLei Opinions and feelings Wonderful opportunity for students to share their work. Most fulfilling conference type events that Ive been in. We all have a similar idea and search how to learn and support each other The students are all at the same similar level () the academic quality of the masters is evident. Positive report of the experience in this seminar The seminar is a good idea This kind of collaboration is very important Interesting stay at Leiria (will come in the spring time) WIP provides opportunity to catch new information understand better the way we work The program were interesting Students have learned more than they expected when they came. The WIP had to continue Love to see the works completed Very important experience. I learn about other forms of research and other developments. Important for our students Share experiences, knowledge and practices with each other Important to go on with this collaboration

How to look forward: 1) Further developments in the areas of research and education; 2) Use Bologna process principles to develop common academic and research work; 3) Introduce some other dimensions like future research joint studies (part of an academic course or a total European Course - Erasmus Mundus master in a short term); 4) Develop Academic staff joint supervision of students; 5) Define research priorities developing collaborative research in common subjects; 6) Develop different perspectives of research; 7) Teachers from different institutions could come to other institutions and teach; 8) Develop academic courses in English we should work more For the next WIP seminar 1) Streamline the presentation structures; 2) Include students from the first year and also students with their completed studies; 3) Will the next WIP happen in Dublin? Ireland would like to host the seminar (WIP 3rd edition) next year but they can not commit to that yet; more students should join us; 4) Include paediatrics and midwifery subjects. Short term goals 1) Design a template: Fintan and Liz will start the template (Suzanne will work on it). 2) Erasmus master plan for funding (2 years) strip away the labels and call it anything 3) Keep the contact warm until next meeting; 4) Propose teachers to get Erasmus grants in order to understand better other practices and experiences; 5) Important to present to our colleagues that we have an experience that can go many ways; 6) Jos Carlos will write a WIP report and send it to all partners. Challenges 1) Financial and organizational challenges; 2) Define a common academic module; 3) Importance of a European master collaboration: how to do this well; 4) Common doctoral programs; 5) Built a multilingual program.

Students evaluation (present): Oddveig Reiersdal - OUC Elma Jelin - OUC Sofia Elisabeth Olsen - OUC Ingrid Moe - OUC Marianne Borthen - OUC Deirdre Brady - TC Ana Sofia Jesus - ESSLei Magui Dias - ESSLei

Snia Lus - ESSLei Alina Santos - ESSLei Csar Alves - ESSLei Marta Apolinrio - ESSLei Mnica Conde - ESSLei Raquel Marques - ESSLei Ana Oliveira - ESSLei

Strengths 1) Exchange knowledge; 2) Discussed different research methodologies; 3) Focus on different specialities in nursing; 4) Informal setting; 5) Students/professors together; 6) Social atmosphere; 7) Warm atmosphere; 8) Intimate; 9) Hospitality; 10) Accommodations; 11) Social program. Weaknesses 1) 2) 3) 4) 1) 2) 3) 4) Sometimes feedback not constructive/negative; Certain lack of planning/support form teachers before and during presentation; Timeframe (too much on the second day); Language barrier. Establishing contacts and links; Ideas; See another educational culture; Other systems of nursing.

Opportunities

Threats 1) Damaging learning process: feedback too critical; 2) Non constructive criticism. Feelings 1) Tiredness; 2) Brain saturation; 3) Fear / Nervousness; 4) Lost in translation! 5) Privileged; 6) Proud; 7) Good for CV; 8) Satisfaction; 9) Enthusiastic; 10) NYYDELIG!!!!
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Proposals 1) Annual review; 2) Rethink timetable.

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5. Acknowledgements
The Escola Superior de Sade do Instituto Politcnico de Leiria wishes to thank all the work from different organizations and persons that provide the opportunity for this Works in progress seminar 2nd edition: Oslo University College; Trinity College (Dublin); Presidncia do Instituto Politcnico de Leiria; Servios de Aco Social do Instituto Politcnico de Leiria; Gabinete de Mobilidade e Cooperao Internacional do Instituto Politcnico de Leiria; D. Helena Gaspar (for the continuous presence during the entire seminar). We also wishes to thank all the academic and non academic staff from Escola Superior

de Sade in general, that supported the continuity of academic activities during the seminar; and, of course, to all our students, the major reason for our daily work.

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