Author Archive: ronaitken

Edinburgh Napier lecturer receives the Merit Award from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Headshot of Fiona Maclean, Occupational Therapy lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) established the Merit Award in 2008 to recognise and celebrate the excellence of its members. Peers can submit nominations for those who they consider have contributed to the profession in an innovative way….
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ENU staff recognised for making a social difference

A police officer and a nurse talking talking to each other on a hospital corridor.

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards celebrates the partnerships between business, third-sector or public-sector organisations and academia. The annual event recognises, rewards, and celebrates the impacts achieved through these exciting collaborations that enrich society and support sustainable and inclusive economic growth….
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Gaps have been identified in respiratory teaching within pre-registration nurse education

Nicola Roberts smiling at the camera.

It seems self-evident that in order to successfully treat people with acute and chronic diseases related to breathing, nurses need fundamental clinical skills around conducting respiratory assessment and care. But recent research led by Dr Nicola Roberts, Associate Professor at…
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Nursing and Midwifery lecturers present at the Calder Witch Hunt Commemorative event

Nicola, Nessa and Rachel at the community event that was held to commemorate the women and men accused of witchcraft in Calder, West Lothian

Between 1450 and 1750, Europe saw Witch Hunts that had tens of thousands of people, often women, accused of practising witchcraft. Those accused; were often tortured until they confessed wrongdoing and then executed in horrifying ways. The Witches of Scotland…
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