Publication: Methodological principles of person-centred research
Are we researching person-centredness or are we person-centred researchers? In a recently published article, Martin Wallner and Hanna Mayer offer an insight and overview of the current state of the discussion on methodological principles of person-centred research:
Publication: Methodological principles of person-centred research | Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften (kl.ac.at)
Summer School "Person-centred or Evidence-based? New directions in (nursing-related) effectiveness research".
The team of the Department of Nursing Science is pleased to announce the Summer School from 28-31.08.2023!
The Summer School is aimed at researchers in nursing and health care, doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers.
The aim is to promote the discussion of an alternative understanding of impact research in nursing and health research. The focus is to be on discourse and the expansion of knowledge around theory-based evaluation approaches.
The programme will be published in early 2023.
Current information on the topic of MissCare Austria
Due to the social relevance of the MissCare Austria project in connection with the situation of acute care in Austrian hospitals and the COVID 19 pandemic, the central results of the study were presented in the media. We are very pleased to see how the topic has aroused great interest and stimulated further discussion related to nursing professions and the health care system in Austria.
All current information can be found here: Media presence | Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften (kl.ac.at)
Publication: Care of people with dementia in acute hospitals. A framework for practice development and theory-based evaluation.
People with dementia have a significantly higher risk of hospital admission than people without dementia. For example, one study found that 20% of older people in normal wards were people with dementia. The aim of this work was to create a framework using logic modelling for dementia care in acute hospitals. As a result, the framework describes the necessary activities within four main bundles of measures, from which it emerges that the overarching outcome is a person-centred hospital culture that manifests itself at different levels. The framework illustrates the need for an organisation-wide person-centred culture to achieve positive outcomes for people with dementia, their families and healthcare staff.
The publication can be viewed here: Dementia care in acute hospitals: A framework for practice development and theory‐based evaluation - Karrer - Nursing Open - Wiley Online Library
Successful Nursing Congress 2022
At the Nursing Congress held in Vienna at the end of September, the Department of Nursing Science was able to contribute a large part to the success of the event. Hanna Mayer gave a keynote speech on the topic of "Person Centred Care in the Focus of Nursing Science Research". Jasmin Eppel-Meichlinger, Theresa Clement, Ana Cartaxo, Katharina Gabl, and Stefan Gschwenter, gave talks and presented posters. Stefan Gschwenter won first place with his poster "Challenges in standardised surveys of residents in institutional long-term care in the context of person-centred care" - and Ana Cartaxo won second place with her poster "MissCare Austria Study". Congratulations!
Care 4.0 - Leadership Congress Vienna
The topic of person-centredness also met with great interest at Care 4.0. Brendan McCormack (see photo) gave a keynote on the topic - "Leading and developing person-centred cultures: Unlearning rules, norms and behaviours". Complementing this for the Austrian context, Hanna Mayer followed with "Person-centredness in long-term care - from buzzword to lived practice".
App "Alles Clara to support caring relatives presented"
Cast off for the app "Alles Clara" - all information on the launch of the pilot project in cooperation with Caritas Pflege der Erzdiözese Wien, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Digital Health and Patient Safety, ERSTE Foundation and Two Next Inclusion can be found here:
KL Project: App "Alles Clara" to support caring relatives presented | Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften
The classic nursing research textbook has been published in a revised new edition!
Fit4YOUniversity - "Anyone can stick a plaster - care can do more".
Here you can find a review and photos of the event:
Fit4YOUniversity - "Anyone can stick a plaster - care can do more" | Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften (kl.ac.at)
Publication: The development process of aggressive behaviours towards professional carers in the home setting
How do aggressive behaviours of people with dementia towards professional carers develop in the home setting? This question was answered in a qualitative multiple case study.
Find details here: Emergence of aggressive behavior in persons with dementia in home care services: a qualitative multiple case study | Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften (kl.ac.at)
Publication: Cognitive reinterpretation of disease-related uncertainty in chronic disease progression
Cognitive reinterpretation of illness-related uncertainty has been identified as an essential part of self-organisation in people with a chronic illness in the recently published work of Jasmin Eppel-Meichlinger et al. Details of the publication can be found here:
Cognitive reinterpretation of disease-related uncertainty in chronic disease progression | Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften (kl.ac.at)
Missed Nursing Care in General Wards in Austrian Hospitals
As part of her dissertation project, Ana Cartaxo presented her findings to date on the topic of Missed Nursing Care. Further information can be found here:
Missed Nursing Care on general wards in Austrian hospitals: when nursing care is omitted | Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften (kl.ac.at)
Summer School of the European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS) at Vilnius University in Lithuania: Nursing as a complex intervention
Within the framework of this year's EANS Summer School, almost 100 doctoral students in nursing science from various European countries met at the Medical Faculty of Vilnius University from July 4 to 8, including our colleague Jasmin Eppel-Meichlinger, PreDoc in the Department of Nursing Science. The aim was to acquire theoretical, methodological and methodological basics around the development, implementation and evaluation of complex interventions. The theoretical framework was the Medical Research Council (MRC) Complex Interventions Research Framework. Participation in the EANS Summer Conference with the guiding principle: "Patient as key actors in the health care system" was also part of the Summer School program. There, among other things, an academic debate was held on the relevance of monodisciplinary nursing research, in which our colleague was able to convincingly argue and clarify important aspects.
The Austrian Academy of Sciences supports doctoral candidates from all fields of research with the DOC scholarship
Ana Cartaxo was awarded a DOC scholarship for the period from 12.2021 to 11.2023 for her dissertation on the topic of Missed Nursing Care in general wards in Austrian hospitals.
On June 21, 2022 she was honored together with all scholarship holders of the years 2021 and 2022 in an award ceremony in the ballroom of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Researchers Portraits: Hanna Mayer - a strong voice for nursing care
Hanna Mayer gave an exciting interview about her career, nursing research, the focus on person-centering and about her profession as a vocation, read here:
Hanna Mayer, Pflegewissenschafterin: Eine starke Stimme für die Pflege | Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften (kl.ac.at)