Many nurses, midwives and therapists at CUHFT are doing Masters degrees, both clinical and research degrees. Since 2010, approximately 15 members of staff have completed a Masters in Clinical Research (many funded by NIHR) or an MPhil. Their thesis research questions usually arise from clinical practice, and can be an important first step in reviewing the evidence for practice, generating hypotheses and creating evidence to guide practice.
At the recent International Nurses’ Day celebration held in the Addenbrooke’s treatment centre, we celebrated the research of 3 of our nurses:
Alison Dacey for her MPhil thesis: Women’s Experiences of Later Pregnancy Ultrasound: Implications for Antenatal Care
Daniel Johnston for his MClinRes thesis: Time, Triage and Trade-offs: Methods for Investigating how Doctors and Nurses Adapt to Changing Demands, Manage Risks and Maintain Safety
Karen Miles for her MClinRes thesis: Barriers and Facilitators of Physical Activity in Young Women and Mothers: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Research
They each received a certificate and an owl mug. We chose the owl motif as the owl is a symbol of wisdom associated with the Goddess of Wisdom, Pallas Athena, in Greek mythology.
I’d like to acknowledge all of the CUHFT staff pursuing higher education degrees, and look forward to the contribution that they make with their increased knowledge and skills.