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Nursing supervison workshop calls for participants

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Lancaster University is launching a workshop on supervision in the memory of mental health nurse Tracy Dryden.

The workshop “Re-imagining Supervision: Reflections on experience, theory and policy” will continue the work of Ms Dryden who died shortly before the submission of her PhD thesis.

Her ethnographic doctoral study explored the processes which could both support or weaken nurses’ confidence in their own professional knowledge practices. Her thesis elucidated the risks incurred when ‘evidence’ overwrites personal expertise; risks which play out in the clinical encounter between mental health service users and practitioners.

Dr Dryden (whose doctorate was awarded posthumously) showed how supervisory practice held a strong but often invisible power to crystallise and sanction the developing expertise of learners in their adaptation of given therapeutic techniques.

Practitioners and researchers from these fields are welcome.

Please send abstracts of 300 words to, or to attend without presenting contact, Dawn Goodwin (d.s.goodwin@lancaster.ac.uk) or Maggie Mort (m.mort@lancaster.ac.uk) by 30 May 2011.

The workshop will cost £15/person.

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