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Arts in Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care Innovation Programme

creative-breaks-780x440Arts in Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care Innovation Programme is aimed at engaging academics from the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care to respond to the question: "Reimagining staff wellbeing and workforce sustainability in healthcare settings." 

Seed-funding was awarded to the best proof of concept ideas and a total of five projects are now underway or completed:

  • Creative Breaks, led by Dr Sue Woodward, Department of Adult Nursing, with Angela Maddock
    The project involved a weekly hour-long arts-based lunchtime creativity break for nursing and midwifery students, staff and lecturers to promote the power of creative breaks for work productivity and enjoyment.

  • Handover choreography: practice improvement through mobility analysis, led by Professor Anne Marie Raffery, Department of Adult Nursing, with Vera the Diva Dance School
    The project targets the choreographic dimensions of clinical handover with the aim of eliciting reflections on the appropriateness and effectiveness of prevailing handover practice.

  • Skyscape Wellbeing, led by Annie Holme, Department of Adult Nursing, with Ali Winstanley
    The project aimed to promote the mental wellbeing of participants by encouraging purposeful observation of the sky in urban areas, the creation of sky images and the contribution to a community of artistic activity.

  • End-of-Life Conversations, led by Dr Anna Weil and Katherine Sleeman, Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, with Diana Gradinaru
    The project aims to use interview data from junior doctors, patients and carers taken from a research project on the Second Conversation Model to create an animated film.

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