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June 28, 2012

Chaplaincy Blog
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“Wherever the river flows it will brings life…’ Ezekiel 47:9 You may like to read Ezekiel 47:1-12, the prophet’s vision of healing and life flowing from the Temple of God. It provides a very powerful image for our prayers this … Continue reading

February 7, 2011

Genomics News
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» Just what the doctor ordered – Telling Stories continues to grow!

Telling Stories Understanding Real Life Genetics has expanded to incorporate educational content for doctors. Initially developed for nurses, midwives and health visitors, the stories on the website – which are from individuals with, or at risk of a genetic condition, healthcare professionals, family members or carers – have now been mapped to learning outcomes in genetics for General Practitioners and Medical Undergraduate Students with support from the Wales Postgraduate Deanery for Medical and Dental Education at Cardiff University.

In addition to this new content, the recently revised nursing competences in genetics (Fit for Practice in the Genetics/Genomics Era: A revised competence based framework for nurse education; Kirk et al Preliminary Report, April 2010), which were reviewed and updated last year by a team of experts led by Professor Maggie Kirk (Leader Genomics Policy Unit, HeSAS, and Lead Professional Specialist for Nursing Professions at the NHS National Genetics Education & Development Centre), are now available on the Telling Stories website.

Three new stories have also been published this month; the first is from a nurse, Ruth, specialising in the genetic condition Niemann-Pick disease, the second from a storyteller, Amelia, who describes her expereinces of living with the genetic condition Neurofibromatosis, and the third from Jenny, who describes what it is like to live with two different inherited conditions, facioscapulohumeral (FSH) muscular dystrophy and maturity-onset diabetes in the young (MODY).

New video clips are also available to accompany David’s story about living with the rare genetic condition Von Hippel Lindau.

For enquiries or more information on Telling Stories, please email tellingstories@glam.ac.uk

October 20, 2009
» Forthcoming workshop on workforce development hosted by the Wales Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care Research and Support Service (WEDHS)

WEDHS offers a way to improve the health and wellbeing for black and minority ethnic (BME) people in Wales through an innovative programme of research and development. WEDHS stands for The Wales Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care Research and Support Service – a group of academics, community development activists and researchers who are committed to carrying out, and supporting, high quality research on key health and social care issues facing BME groups.

The WEDHS West Wales Hub is hosting an event in the New Year which may be of interest. The Workforce Development Workshop will take place on Friday, 30th January 2009 at the Dylan Thomas Centre Somerset Place, Swansea, SA1 1RR, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm.

The aim of the workshop:

  • To showcase the findings of two recent studies which explored the educational preparation of pre-registration nursing students and of social work students in Wales to competently practice in increasingly ethnically diverse communities
  • To spotlight initiatives which support the development of person-centred service delivery

The workshop is aimed at health and social care practitioners, policy makers, academics, researchers, equality agents, those working in the area of patient, user, public and community engagement and others interested in these cross-cutting issues.

Flyers, programme details and registration forms are available below.

Flyer and Registration Form