I have worked as a registered nurse in hospital and primary care settings. My clinical background is Emergency Care with a particular interest in caring for patients who present with acute coronary syndromes. My last clinical post was as a nurse manager in unscheduled care for a local PCT. I have a very keen interest in the way in which nurses’ care for patients with a particular desire to understand how to promote patient dignity within the modern NHS.
2002 Dip HE RN (Adult) – APU, Chelmsford
2006 BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice (2.1) – UEA, Norwich
2008 PGCE (Higher Ed Learning and Teaching) – The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
2009 Higher Education Academy (HEA) – Fellow
2012 MA (with Distinction) – The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
2014 EdD Student - EDU UEA
Key Research Interests
My main research interests are focused on the affective dimensions of nursing with a central focus on how to promote dignity, care and compassion. I undertook an action research project as part of my Masters in Higher Education in 2011/12; this project explored pre-registration student nurse views of patient dignity. The data from this project was then used to develop educational activities which promote patient dignity within the pre-registration curriculum. I hope to undertake further research into patient dignity within the acute care environment using an action research approach for my EdD.
A patient's right to dignity in the perioperative environment
Baillie, L., Huggins, D., Parlett, G. (2014) Journal of Operating Department Practitioners 2(1): 32-36.
2011 CARN Conference, Vienna.
Concurrent presentation: “Promoting patient dignity within pre-registration nurse education:
an action research project”
2012 FINE (Federation of International Nurse Educators) Conference, Cardiff, Wales.
“Student nurses experiences of attending a promoting patient dignity seminar”
My main teaching role within the School is within the pre-registration curriculum. This includes both formal taught sessions, teaching skills and facilitating enquiry based learning (EBL) sessions. I play a key role in the delivery of communication skills and dignity promoting teaching activities through my faculty role as dignity champion. I also co-ordinate resuscitation teaching within undergraduate programmes. I have recently taken over the module management of the Coronary Care post registration module having successfully co-ordinated the post registration Clinical Assessment module.