Vision for the PcPRC is to be a world-leading centre in research and development that has as its focus the enhancement of knowledge and expertise in person-centred practice.
We will do this as a team by:Working openlyKeeping practice at the core of our workValuing individual strengths, experiences and commitmentsNurturing newness and individual developmentCelebrating achievements
With our partners we will:Have a clear purposeWork collaborativelyValue reciprocityShare expertiseDeliver outcomesCelebrate success
Our strategic objectivesEnsure that the activities of the PCPRC are practice focussedContinue to grow local, national and international collaborationsAchieve at least 6 high quality international peer-reviewed publications each yearSubmit at least 4 research grants each year and generate income from other sourcesFurther develop our reputation in academic enterpriseCapitalise on the expertise of visiting scholars linked with the CentreDevelop a collaborative and participatory framework for doctoral students who will work with the CentreProvide education and learning opportunities for advancing knowledge and expertise in person-centred practice (including the translation of PcPRC activities into pre and post registration nursing curricula)Promote the PcPRC and publicise its activities
Person-centred practice research centre: work strands
Our research and development themes integrate our combined expertise in gerontological nursing/practice, person-centred practice and practice development/participatory research methodologies. We work with our collaborators to develop research topics, research proposals and key agendas for practice development.
Caring for older people and their families
Leader: Dr Assumpta RyanFocuses on family caregiving, entry to long-term care, leadership support and practice development in care homes, domiciliary and community care for older people, dementia and the use of technology to support older people and their carers.Works collaboratively with internal and external individuals, research centres and organisations to improve the quality of care provided to older people and their families.For information on Ageism & stigma compounding concept of nursing home care click here
Methodology developmentFocuses on practice development research, action research and practitioner inquiry across a variety of clinical specialtiesContinuing to advance methodologies for participatory research
Providing safe, supportive and challenging thinking spaces