Work by School of Nursing & Health Sciences lecturer recognised at Mental Health Nursing Forum Conference
The recent Mental Health Nursing Forum Scotland saw success for the University of Dundee, with School of Nursing & Health Sciences lecturer Grant King collecting an Excellence in Mental Health Nursing Practice award.
Grant picked up the award for his module, ‘Seeing through another’s eyes – service user art as a reflective tool in nurse education.’
The module aims to help first year nursing students develop understanding, empathy and compassion as they reflect on the experience of those living with mental health difficulties.
It includes tutorials framed around a blog authored by a fictitious family who experienced mental health difficulties, and the invitation to consider a piece of service user art and reflect on the artist’s thoughts and feelings.
“I’m delighted and humbled to accept this award.”
”It represents what can be achieved when nurse educators work in partnership with those who have lived experience of mental health difficulties to help them share their story – and how this approach can help teach nursing students.”
Brian Simpson, a third year Mental Health Nursing student who studied the module, said:
“I recall the use of Lorraine's artwork in our tutorials very well. I felt it was innovative and it added a unique dimension to our learning experience.”
“I have yet to experience anything similar in our learning before or since. It was arguably more interesting than using the usual lecture slides!”
The Mental Health Nursing Forum Scotland awards were presented by the University of Dundee’s recently-appointed honorary lecturer Hugh Masters. Grant’s award was collected on his behalf by fellow School of Nursing & Health Sciences lecturer Ann Payne.
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