Janyne Afseth

Janyne Afseth

Ms Janyne Afseth

Lecturer

Biography

Janyne Afseth is a Lecturer and Programme leader at Edinburgh Napier University. She registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) as an Adult Health Nurse in 1993 and Nurse Teacher in 2013 with responsibility for leading the BSc Nursing in Singapore and has also registered with the Singapore Nursing Board as registered nurse in 2018. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, has a PG cert in Teaching in Higher Education and an Advanced Teaching Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA - Singapore).

Prior to joining Edinburgh Napier in 2011, Janyne was the Cancer Research Network Manager and Lead Cancer Research UK Nurse. This was a new network and she was recognised as a leader in organisational change and development and was able to support and expand the research activity throughout four health boards. This also required the implementation of training and development for all staff within this network and Janyne led this locally but also was the Scottish Lead for the UK cancer research education group within the National Cancer Research Network. Prior to this Janyne worked as a registered nurse in Canada and Scotland in oncology, clinical research and critical care.

She has recently submitted her PhD which examined supportive care for brain tumour patients. Her expertise in supportive care for cancer patients after treatment has been shared internationally at conferences through sharing her research as well as transferring this knowledge into practice through instructional sessions. She was also part of the research group which evaluated the Scotland wide programme of ‘Transforming Care after Treatment (TCAT)’ – phase 1, funded by the Scottish Government and Macmillan to evaluate models of care after cancer patients have completed treatment.
This work has also linked with her role as a member of the RCN steering forum for Cancer and Breast Care. As part of this national advisory group, she led a working group to develop and disseminate standards for ‘Nurses working with patients with Breast Cancer’. This has been disseminated in the UK and internationally to cancer nurses and other health care professionals. In this role she has also sat on the Advisory Council for the European Oncology Nurses Society (EONS) Advisory Council. She also has membership of the UK oncology nurses network and the British Neuro-Oncology Society.

Janyne has been leading and developing programmes in areas of clinical research, healthcare management and nursing since she started at Edinburgh Napier University. During this time she has developed knowledge and expertise in cross cultural education as a programme leader for international programmes since 2012 to improve the student experience and engagement. This expertise allowed her take over the leadership of the Erasmus LLP project ‘Development of Culture and Quality of Care - Masters Degree Programmes Enhancing Social and Health Care Management Competencies’. Her role required her to lead the quality development, in line with the European Quality Framework and each universities quality standards to support the development of the modules on this programme delivered to masters students from five European countries. On the completion of this project she subsequently for a collaboration with three European Universities and was successful in obtaining funding for €260,675.00 through an Erasmus + Key Action 2 grant for the DOCMAN project ‘Development of competencies and Modules to Enhance Advanced Practice across Europe for Health and Social Care Management Masters Students’. As overall lead for this project, an educational needs analysis was completed, a competency framework published and three additional module were developed with educational resources openly available. The link to the project can be seen here https://blogs.napier.ac.uk/docman/

Themes

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS)- Advisory Council Member
  • Royal College of Nurses - Steering forum for Cancer and Breast Care
  • Asia Training Consortium (Clinical Research) - invited partner

 

Conference Activity

  • Poster Presentation - International Conference on Cancer Nursing - 'A competency framework for nurses providing care to people with breast cancer'
  • Poster presentation - UK Oncology Nursing Society Conference - Developing a Competency Framework for Nurses Providing Care to People with Breast Cancer
  • Head Organiser, speaker and moderator - The Changing Landscape of Health and Social Care – competencies for tomorrow’,
  • British Neuro-Oncology Society Conference - Shortlisted for Best Poster Presentation 'Holistic Needs Assessment in Brain Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review of Available Tools'
  • Instructional Session -International Conference on Cancer Nursing 2016 (ICCN 2016) - Patient and Public Involvement in Cancer: Putting the Rhetoric into Action
  • Oral Presentation - International Conference on Cancer Nursing 2016 (ICCN 2016) - Holistic Needs Assessment in Brain Cancer: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Symposium Session - 2015 International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN) - Using needs assessment instruments to guide care
  • Oral Presentation - Nurse Education Today Conference (2014) - What is the value of interprofessional competency assessment? A non-medical prescribing perspective

 

External Examining/Validations

  • University West of England External Examiner

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • RCNi Nurse Awards Judging Panel
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Speaker - Cross-cultural management issues in contemporary Social and Healthcare Services, Charles University, Prague

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • British Neuro-Oncology Society
  • Singapore Nursing Board - Registered Nurse
  • UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS)
  • Royal College of Nurses
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) - Adult Nurse and Nurse Teacher

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer - Journal of Research in Nursing
  • Psycho-Oncology
  • Reviewer - European Journal of Cancer Care
  • Nurse Education Today

 

Date


11 results

A Competency Framework for Nurses Providing Care to People with Breast Cancer

Report
Afseth, J., Dooher, P., & Hoyles, P. (2019)
A Competency Framework for Nurses Providing Care to People with Breast Cancer. London: Royal College of Nursing
This competency framework has been written by members of the RCN Cancer and Breast Care Nursing Forum and is based on the Career and Education Framework for Cancer Nursing (RC...

A review of the impact of utilising electronic medical records for clinical research recruitment

Journal Article
Lai, Y. S., & Afseth, J. D. (2019)
A review of the impact of utilising electronic medical records for clinical research recruitment. Clinical Trials, 16(2), 194-203. https://doi.org/10.1177/1740774519829709
Introduction: Recruitment is an important aspect of clinical research, as poor recruitment could undermine the scientific value of a trial or delay the development process of ...

Holistic needs assessment in brain cancer patients: A systematic review of available tools

Journal Article
Afseth, J., Neubeck, L., Karatzias, T., & Grant, R. (2019)
Holistic needs assessment in brain cancer patients: A systematic review of available tools. European Journal of Cancer Care, 28(3), https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12931
This systematic review describes tools which could be considered for use for holistic needs assessment in Brain Cancer. MEDLINE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health ...

Holistic Needs Assessment in Brain Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review of Available Tools

Presentation / Conference
Afseth, J., Neubeck, L., Karatzias, T., & Grant, R. (2017, June)
Holistic Needs Assessment in Brain Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review of Available Tools. Poster presented at British Neuro Oncology Conference
BACKGROUND: A diagnosis of brain cancer affects nearly 10 000 adults per year in the United Kingdom and has a devastating impact. This is due to the poor prognosis as well as ...

The views of non-medical prescribing students and medical mentors on interprofessional competency assessment – A qualitative exploration

Journal Article
Afseth, J. D., & Paterson, R. E. (2017)
The views of non-medical prescribing students and medical mentors on interprofessional competency assessment – A qualitative exploration. Nurse Education Today, 52, 103-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2017.02.022
Background The United Kingdom (UK) is one of the least restrictive countries in terms of scope of prescribing practice for non-medical prescribers and is a rapidly expanding g...

Evaluation

Book Chapter
Matthews-Smith, G., & Afseth, J. (2016)
Evaluation. In Z. Havrdová, G. Matthews-Smith, & P. Huotari (Eds.), Developing Cross-Cultural Competencies in Health and Social Care Management, 39-58. Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Abstract not available.

Process of curriculum and module design.

Book Chapter
Agostinho, M., Afseth, J., & Havrdová, Z. (2016)
Process of curriculum and module design. In Z. Havrdová, G. Matthews-Smith, & P. Huotari (Eds.), Developing Cross-Cultural Competencies in Health and Social Care Management, 31-38. Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Abstract not available.

Intercultural Management.

Book Chapter
Afseth, J., Kokkonen, M., & Rebelo dos Santos, N. (2016)
Intercultural Management. In Z. Havrdová, G. Matthews-Smith, & P. Huotari (Eds.), Developing Cross-Cultural Competencies in Health and Social Care Management, 99-114. Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Abstract not available.

Theoretical and organisational background.

Book Chapter
Matthews-Smith, G., Afseth, J., & Huotari, P. (2016)
Theoretical and organisational background. In Z. Havrdová, G. Matthews-Smith, & P. Huotari (Eds.), Developing Cross-Cultural Competencies in Health and Social Care Management, 9-14. Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Abstract not available.

Review of the regulations for clinical research in herbal medicines in USA.

Journal Article
Tang, T. Y., Li, F. & Afseth, J. (2014)
Review of the regulations for clinical research in herbal medicines in USA. Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine. 20, 883-893. doi:10.1007/s11655-014-2024-y. ISSN 1672-0415
In 2012, USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 39 new drugs, however, there are only two botanical drugs (one topical and one oral) approved by FDA since the publica...

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