DMU Care and Compassion Initiative
12 May - International Nurses Day - Nursing, care, compassion and you
The public, patients, students and staff attended a keynote address at
De Montfort University.
More information International Nurses Day >
5 May - International Day of the Midwife
The public, midwives, and DMU staff and students participated in the Virtual International Day of the Midwife online using electronic media.
For full information, please go to the VIDM 2014 website: http://www.vidm.org
Cavell Nurses’ Trust is about to enter its centenary year, which will be marked by a number of high profile events across the country. DMU is pleased to promote this endeavour and hopes some students and staff might participate in the activities. The Centenary Appeal aims to improve the profile of the Trust in the nursing community and to raise over £1 million during the centenary year.
The Centenary Appeal will be formally launched at the Tower of London in May and thereafter there will be a series of regional launch events. These events will help the Trust engage with the nursing community in academia, the military and our supporters in business, and by doing so raise awareness of its work and increase its supporter base. HRH The Princess Royal has agreed to be the President of the Centenary Appeal.
DMU welcomes the Nurses League to this website to share our ideas for advancing care and compassion in all aspects of nursing and midwifery.
NHS England: 6Cs Live: Communication Hub is now live
www.6cs.england.nhs.uk/pg/dashboard offers support and encouragement to nurses, midwives and care staff committed to improve the quality of service and patients experience. It is really worth visiting.
The Chief Nursing Vision of Care and Compassion can be found here
and is an issue that De Montfort University takes very seriously. Many of the taught sessions across courses encompass care and compassion.
Over 100 people attended the Positive Women on 14 February: A Women’s Health Conference to improve lives of HIV +ve Women using Consultation, Compassion and Care. Presentations available here.
Face of birth
Film Premiere followed by panel discussion. The documentary “Face of Birth” had its public premiere at De Montfort University on Monday 2nd September 2013. More information on the Compassion with Childbirth page.
Compassionate Care: Patient Voice On 13 May at 13.30 the public came to our free event with a keynote address by the deputy chief nurse, presentations and Question time debate with refreshments. To find out more click here
DMU has formed a partnership with Macmillan which has exciting opportunities for volunteering and co-working.
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
The initiative got off to a good start with the first of a series of coffee mornings on 5 October which raised over £300. The theme of ”Great Bake Off” was highly popular with a prize awarded to Sam Johnson for her delicious chocolate cake.
Freedom for Birth
DMU was proud to be one of a thousand venues worldwide selected to screen the ground-breaking documentary ‘Freedom For Birth’. The 60 minute documentary that identifies poor maternity care as the world’s most pressing global human rights issue and features leading birth experts and international human rights lawyers all calling for radical change to the world's maternity systems.