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November 2008

8th November, Lord Mayor Show 2008

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11th November, 5pm

CETL Lecture: “Developing culturally competent health practitioners…or …equality competent practitioners? ”

Speaker: Professor Irena Papadopoulos, PhD, MA(Ed), BA, DipNEd, DipN, NDNCert, RGN, RM

Professor Irena Papadopoulos is an eminent figure and leading researcher in the fields of transcultural health and nursing, and cultural competence studies. She has developed successful online courses for promoting cultural competence in people working in health and social care. She has authored two books in transcultural healthcare, the latest, which was published in 2006, is entitled ‘Transcultural Health and Social Care: Development of Culturally Competent Practitioners’ (Churchill Livingstone Elsevier).


I aim to touch on the origins and drivers of cultural competence and make a brief  comment on the current debate about competences versus capabilities. It has taken years of rhetoric and political wishful statements before service providers began to take their obligations - regarding all that cultural competence encompasses- seriously. And just as this was being internalised, the goal post began to change. The current talk is about diversity and equality. Instead of having Race Equality Schemes which focused on culture and ethnicity, we now have Single Equality Schemes which include age, gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, and sexual orientation. So what do employers want from their current and future staff and how are we to achieve this?



19th November, 9am

CETL breakfast workshop: “A rhetorical approach to team communication: Methods, Insights, Challenges ”

Presenter: Lorelei Lingard


Workshop Objectives:
1. To introduce the principles of a rhetorical approach to the study of team communication, drawing on the operating room team research program

2. To reflect on how the rhetorical approach shapes the research method, with a particular focus on the observation and characterization of communication 'failures' in the operating room

3. To discuss the particular insights that may be gained through a rhetorical approach, especially the notion of communication as a social act

4. To highlight challenges in this research, including the issue of accounting for the meanings of silence in team communication

About presenter:

Lorelei Lingard is a Senior Scientist in the SickKids Research Institute and the Wilson Centre for Research in Education, and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. She is the inaugural holder of the BMO Financial Group Professorship in Health Professions Education Research at the University Health Network. Her research investigates team communication in interprofessional healthcare settings, with particular emphasis on implications for novice socialization and patient safety.

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February 2008

5th February, 5pm

CETL Lecture ‘Patient safety: is training a waste of time?’

Presenter: John Sandars 
Senior Lecturer in Community Based Education, Medical Education Unit, The University of Leeds MD MSc FRCGP MRCP
John originally trained in hospital medicine and became a GP in 1981. He developed an interest in medical education and was initially a lecturer in the Department of General Practice at the University of Manchester where he developed an interest in patient safety and was a member of the Research Council Patient Safety Research Network. In 2004, he moved to the University of Leeds to develop his research and teaching interests. He is co-author of the ABC of Patient Safety, a member of the editorial board of saferhealthcare and runs an online programme on patient safety and clinical risk. In addition to his academic work, John works as an advisor and general practitioner to Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT.

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A vast amount of time and effort has been spent on training to improve patient safety but bad things still happen to good people!  This lecture will explore the nature of error and consider why training has not produced the expected dramatic improvements. An alternative approach will be proposed that considers the very nature of how people learn

15 Feb - CETL simulation research group





2 April, 4.30 pm – Hearing Aids: Learning Together: Interprofessional Education between Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Students

Learning Outcomes:

• For students to convey information appropriately with an understanding of each others professional language.

• For student nurses to develop an understanding of the effects of hearing loss on speech perception in older people.

• For student nurses to develop knowledge and skills in hearing aid function, use and basic maintenance.

• For speech and language therapy students to explore their attitudes and perceptions of old age

• For both groups to raise awareness of the National Framework standard “Rooting Out Ageism”

 students trying hearing aids  students writing coments about ageism

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  May 2008

Title: "Meaning, Identity, and Self-Regulation in Brain Injury Rehabilitation" workshop

Presenter: Professor Mark Ylvisaker, PhD

Date: 19th May, 2008

Time:  9:30am- 4pm

Cost: Professionals and Part time students £25, Full time students £10

Suitable for: Any professionals that work with individuals who have sustained a brain injury including speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, neuropsychologists, nurses, doctors,  etc.


In this workshop Professor Ylvisaker will address a set of closely inter-related issues that tend to be critical in the rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic brain injury. Substantial changes in ability profiles after the injury often block a return to the social, vocational, and educational pursuits that defined meaning in life before the injury. In addition, damage to the frontal lobes typically impairs self-regulatory capacity as well as the ability to reflect in an organized manner about ones new identity. Thus rehabilitation professionals become, in part, consultants to the person’s difficult process of constructing meaning in life, reconstructing a satisfying and organized sense of personal identity, and learning how to regulate emotions and behaviour so that meaning and identity can be effectively constructed. Professor Ylvisaker will present procedural details in these domains as well as illustrative case material.


The participants will be able to:

1. describe a theoretical framework and identify clinical procedures associated with identity reconstruction after traumatic brain injury

2. describe a theoretical framework and identify clinical procedures associated with self-coaching as an approach to behavioural and emotional self-regulation after traumatic brain injury

3. describe a theoretical framework and identify clinical procedures associated with the use of personally meaningful projects in brain injury rehabilitation

Agenda: The day will be split into three parts.  They are as follows:

1: Meaning and identity after brain injury

2: Self-coaching and self-regulation

3: The use of projects in brain injury rehabilitation

Brief Biographical Sketch

After an early career teaching philosophy at Carleton College and the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Ylvisaker became a speech-language pathologist. Currently, he is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. He has over 30 years of clinical and program development experience with children and young adults with neurogenic cognitive, self-regulatory, behavioral, and communication disorders in rehabilitation and special education settings. Dr. Ylvisaker is author of over 125 publications, including six books and a large number of journal articles and book chapters. His two most recent books are (1) Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Children and Adolescents and (2) Collaborative Brain Injury Intervention: Positive Everyday Routines, with Tim Feeney. He is actively engaged in the work of several professional organizations, serves on a number of national and international committees and on the editorial board of six journals, consults to rehabilitation and education programs in 13 countries on five continents, and presents frequently to national and international audiences on topics related to rehabilitation and education of individuals with cognitive, behavioral, and communication disability.

How do I register for this workshop?

Places are limited.  To register please download the registration form (download registration form here), complete it, print it out and mail to CETL.  Please include your registration fee.

Need further information?

For further information please contact Naomi Cocks Naomi.Cocks.1@city.ac.uk tel               020 7040 8287        or Olga Leonova o.leonova@qmul.ac.uk tel               020 7882 2069       



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