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Presentations/video now available from our conference: The Real Risk is Doing Nothing

‘The Real Risk is Doing Nothing’ Supporting Nursing & Midwifery students with disabilities - Conference Program

All available Powerpoint presentations from the conference can be downloaded below by clicking the Download Powerpoint Presentation button below each listed presentation. Shortly, a video all speakers from the main hall (morning, option A and closing) will be available to view online on our website.

Welcome by Dr Hugh Brady, President of UCD

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Introduction by Ms Ann Heelan,

Executive Director, AHEAD

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An Exceptional Nurse:

Susan Fleming, PhD candidate, MN, RN

A nurse who was born without a left hand, shares her journey of becoming a registered nurse in the United States. She practiced as a nurse for more than 20 years and currently teaches nursing, as a lecturer and a clinical instructor at Washington State University College of Nursing in Spokane, Washington.

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‘The Real Risk is Doing Nothing’: A review of the innovative practices developed to support nursing and midwifery students with a disability in clinical practice

Phil Halligan, SRN, SCM, ITN cert, Dip HSM, BNS, MSc, FRCSI, and Frances Howlin, RCN, RGN, BNS, RNT, Dip Management & Industrial Relations, Msc in Nursing, both lecturers in the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems

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Address by President of Ireland, Mary McAleese

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Option A- Red

The lesser known learning differences – supporting students with Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia

Michelle Cowen, University of Southampton

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Embedding inclusion within the nursing and midwifery placement

Michelle Garvey, Trinity College Dublin

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Admitting and educating nursing students with disabilities

Diane Dahl, Bethel University

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Able nurses and midwives

Barbara Waters, Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities UK

and Rachael Johnson, RGN

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Option B- Blue

Supporting pre-registration nursing & midwifery students with Dyslexia on clinical placements: Research in progress

Sally Holgate and Ann Cysewski, University of Wolverhampton

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Trust at the very root of getting it right for students

Christine Scholes & Rev Andy Philpott, Bournemouth University

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Inclusive clinical education: Myth or reality?

Jane Owen Hutchinson & Karen Atkinson, University of East London

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Service users as health care professionals – an exciting new way of thinking

Kathy Martyn, University of Brighton

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Option C- Yellow

Supporting nursing students with learning difficulties in clinical practice

Patricia Turnbull & David Morris, Anglia Ruskin University

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Disability support for clinical placement

Martin Simons, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

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The clinical needs assessment tool – a pilot study

Sarah Traylor, Keele University

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An exercise in advanced empathy

Bob Payne & Kirsty Kirk, University Campus Suffolk

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Closing Plenary The process of producing a fitness to practice policy for nursing

Dean of Students, Associate Professor, Trinity School of Law

Gerard F Whyte BCL (NUI) LLM (NUI) MA FTCD (1990) LL.D. (NUI), Barrister-at-Law

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