Catharine Jenkins: Speaking at the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo Birmingham

Birmingham City University

Catharine Jenkins

Putting research into practice: Learning from studies investigating training interventions that make a difference in dementia care

This seminar will report on studies in which a local research team evaluated training developed for nursing home nurses. It will explore some of the training content and give examples of teaching interventions developed to increase insight, empathy and positive communication skills. The presenter will outline how this research has influenced teaching practice with reference to the University’s learning beyond registration module on the ‘3 Ds’ (Depression Dementia Delirium).


Biography

Catharine’s teaching responsibilities focus on the care of older people with mental health problems, with her main area of expertise being dementia care. Catharine is interested in creative approaches to active learning for nurse education. Catharine has presented at international conferences about teaching and research. Her recent research looked at
developing and evaluating teaching interventions designed to support nursing home nurses in leading practice change for their residents living with dementia. Current research explores the impact of online support on the experiences of recently qualified nurses. She is also working on a project to investigate the experiences of nurses as they offer carer support to South Asian family carers. Prior to becoming a nurse educator, Catharine worked for many years as a Community Mental Health Nurse and team leader of an outreach team. At present she also works as a volunteer for BUDS (Better Understanding of Dementia in Sandwell).

Birmingham City University

Catharine Jenkins

Putting research into practice: Learning from studies investigating training interventions that make a difference in dementia care

This seminar will report on studies in which a local research team evaluated training developed for nursing home nurses. It will explore some of the training content and give examples of teaching interventions developed to increase insight, empathy and positive communication skills. The presenter will outline how this research has influenced teaching practice with reference to the University’s learning beyond registration module on the ‘3 Ds’ (Depression Dementia Delirium).