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The School of Nursing and Midwifery hosted a post-conference masterclass on health equity on Friday 29th November

6 Dec 2019
Dr. Angela Flynn & Prof Judith Lynam on main campus

“Perspectives on Health Equity for Nursing and Midwifery”, the masterclass was facilitated by Prof Judith Lynam, of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery hosted a post-conference masterclass on health equity on Friday 29th November. Titled “Perspectives on Health Equity for Nursing and Midwifery”, the masterclass was facilitated by Prof Judith Lynam, of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. The School of Nursing in UBC is home to CRiHHI (Critical Research in Health and Health Inequity) research centre.

Aimed at nursing and midwifery practitioners, leaders, educators, researchers and graduate students, the masterclass provided an opportunity to examine the different ways that perspectives on health equity can be taken up within nursing and midwifery practice with patients and families.  As an expert in this field, with decades of experience in exploring this area with practitioners and families in Vancouver, Professor Lynam drew upon her research and participants’ examples to explore the health impacts of social exclusion and marginalisation.

Participants were able to draw on their own experiences in Cork, Kerry, and as far afield as Sweden, to illustrate how these issues manifest in day to day clinical nursing and midwifery practices. Potential strategies to address the issues relating to inequities and diversity were explored. Participants particularly benefited from hearing about the opportunities which participatory research methods and University-Practice partnerships offer for improving the delivery of healthcare services and health outcomes.

Following the success of the masterclass, the group have begun to discuss establishing a ‘Social Justice Interest Group’ within the School and are considering ways to liaise with appropriate clusters within the ISS21. If interested in learning more please contact Dr Angela Flynn at angela.flynn@ucc.ie

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Brookfield Health Sciences Complex College Road Cork, Ireland , T12 AK54

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