Liz Adamson
Liz Adamson

Dr Liz Adamson

Associate Professor

Biography

Elizabeth Adamson is an associate professor within the School of Health and Social Care at Napier University Edinburgh, Scotland. Her clinical research interests are enabling patients with long term conditions to live independently and compassionate person centred care. As part of this she leads the SOLUTION project which is a Medical Technology Programme of Development. The principle aim of the project is to find practical solutions to healthcare problems by utilising the multi-disciplinary experience and expertise available within Edinburgh Napier University. Key characteristics of the project are involvement of users in the design and development process, improved patient safety and improved quality of life for people with long term conditions. The SOLUTION work is also timely as it aligns with the Scottish Government’s anticipated outcomes for integration of health and social care. Two current projects are the development of an eye mediation device to assist patients who find getting eye drops in difficult, and a communication aid for patients who have experienced stroke.
Elizabeth completed a three year term as lead for student experience within the School before taking up a secondment to the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement where she led a project that focused on the personal development role within the University. She has 19 years of experience in education both within clinical practice and higher education.
Her pedagogical research interests are assessment and feedback , student co-production and working in partnership and student mobility

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Research Areas

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Medical Devices Manufacturing Centre
  • British Society of Gerontology (Scotland)
  • Member of the multi-professional Scottish Clinical Skills Network

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Learning through simulation: Is this applied in practice? Clinical Skills Network Edinburgh, 2010
  • Simulation as a Learning Tool: The Student Nurse Perspective: Clinical Skills Network Edinburgh, 2006
  • Simulation in Nurse Education: contextualisation improves confidence: University Staff conference, 2009
  • Using syringe drivers in palliative care: capturing the experience of patients, carers and community nurses: 15th International Cancer Care Nurse Conference Singapore, 2008
  • Round Table discussion: Enhancing communication through Rapid Feedback and Action: NHS Lothian and Edinburgh Napier University Inaugural International Conference on Compassionate Care, 2012
  • Developing global citizenship in nursing nurses: HEREN conference, 2012
  • To teach or not to teach: Should pre-registration nursing students be taught intravenous (IV) therapy? RCN Intravenous therapy conference London, 2007
  • Scottish Clinical Skills Network Edinburgh 2012: NHS Lothian and Edinburgh Napier University Inaugural International Conference on Compassionate, 2012
  • Innovation in assessment and feedback: Enhancing the student experience International Conference on Research Education and Science Turkey 2015
  • Workshop: Patient stories: NHS Lothian and Edinburgh Napier University Inaugural International Conference on Compassionate, 2012
  • Making compassionate nursing practice explicit within the pre-registration curriculum: Two educational practice developments: Enhancing Practice Conference Belfast, 2010

 

Editorial Activity

  • Member of the Editorial Board for The Journal of Compassionate Healthcare

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Edinburgh Napier University Above and Beyond award for building effective partnerships
  • Converge Challenge Finalist; Project: The Development of an Alternative Eye Dropper
  • Lothian Health Case Innovation Award, First Prize

 

Invited Speaker

  • Embedding compassionate caring elements into an UG nursing module: International symposium for Compassionate Greenwich Care, 2011
  • Students influencing curriculum design in terms of assessment and feedback:A case study
  • Enhancing the student experience through innovation in assessment and feedback: Core paper: NET Conference Churchill Collage Cambridge, 2014

 

Media Activity

  • newspaper article: SOLUTION project

 

Reviewing

  • Nurse Education in Practice
  • Journal of Advanced Nursing

 

Date


47 results

Lessons in compassion.

Journal Article
Adamson, E. (2013)
Lessons in compassion. Nursing Standard, 27, 64-64. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns2013.07.27.48.64.s56
A study of what patients see as compassionate care can guide nursing students on placement.

Compassion into action

Journal Article
Adamson, E. (2013)
Compassion into action. Nursing Standard,
The findings from a three-year research project show that compassionate care is not only good for patients but can improve satisfaction for staff.

A 'good death' at home: community nurses helping to make it possible

Journal Article
Adamson, E., & Cruickshank, S. (2013)
A 'good death' at home: community nurses helping to make it possible. British Journal of Community Nursing, 18, 40-42
The number of people dying at home rather than in a hospital is increasing, albeit slowly. This coincides with a growing emphasis across the UK to increase choice and enable i...

International collaboration: developing an international nursing module through the use of Wiki technology

Journal Article
Metcalfe, S., McInally, W., Strickland, K., Adamson, E., & Tiittanen, H. (2012)
International collaboration: developing an international nursing module through the use of Wiki technology. Educational developments, 13, 18

Leadership in Compassionate Care: Executive Summary- Enhancing patient care by promoting compassionate practice.

Report
Adamson, E., Cook, F., Crowther, C., Dewar, B., Donaldson, J. H., Gloag, A., …Waugh, A. (2012)
Leadership in Compassionate Care: Executive Summary- Enhancing patient care by promoting compassionate practice. Edinburgh, Scotland: NHS Lothian/Edinburgh Napier University
The Leadership in Compassionate Care Programme (LCCP) commenced in 2007 as a three year programme of work. Initial funding was received from a private benefactor and the two o...

Online video in clinical skills education of oral medication administration for undergraduate student nurses: A mixed methods, prospective cohort study

Journal Article
Holland, A., Smith, F. C., McCrossan, G., Adamson, E., Watt, S., & Penny, K. I. (2013)
Online video in clinical skills education of oral medication administration for undergraduate student nurses: A mixed methods, prospective cohort study. Nurse Education Today, 33(6), 663-670. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2012.01.006
Background Improvements in the safety of the prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines are identified as a priority across international healthcare systems. It i...

Staff feedback in action within a School of Nursing.

Presentation / Conference
King, L., & Adamson, E. (2012, January)
Staff feedback in action within a School of Nursing. Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Compassionate Care

Conference report.

Journal Article
Adamson, E. (2011)
Conference report. Teaching Fellows Journal,

Compassion in the nursing curriculum: making it more explicit

Journal Article
Adamson, E., & Dewar, B. (2011)
Compassion in the nursing curriculum: making it more explicit. Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 8, 42-45
Working with student nurses has taught me that the majority join the profession because they genuinely want to care compassionately but this does not mean that they know what ...

Leadership in compassionate care programme: final report.

Report
Adamson, E., Dewar, B., Donaldson, J. H., Gentleman, M., Gray, M., Horsburgh, D., …Waugh, A. (2011)
Leadership in compassionate care programme: final report. Edinburgh, Scotland: NHS Lothian/ Edinburgh Napier University
The Leadership in Compassionate Care programme is a collaborative venture between Edinburgh Napier University and NHS Lothian and is supported by a generous benefactor. The ai...

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