Dr Nadine Abelson-Mitchell
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Dr Nadine Abelson-Mitchell

Associate Professor (Education)

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)

Nadine can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Nursing
  • Nursing education
  • Adult nursing
  • Neuroscience nursing
  • Neurotrauma/neurorehabilitation/head injuries
  • Curriculum design
  • OSCE/ISCE
Biography

Biography

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in School of Nursing and Midwifery with key focus on undergraduate and postgraduate education. I am also actively involved in teaching, research, neuroscience rehabilitation and consultancy. I am the Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. I am part of the PDT team for North Devon. My practice areas include Derriford Hospital and LiveWell SouthWest. I was an Honorary Nurse Consultant to Plym Neurorehabilitation Unit, Plymouth Community Health Care.

I have recently published a book on the management of patients with head injuries that contains information of relevance to the community, health professionals, patients, families and solicitors. 

Qualifications

AREA of SPECIALISATION

Nursing education

Curriculum development

Inter-professional postgraduate education

Neurosciences

Neuroscience rehabilitation

Advanced Health Care Practice
Research

ACADEMIC / PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

2002 Diploma in Nursing Education (Witwatersrand 1976);Recorded with NMC

1994 Diploma in Nursing Administration.(UNISA)

University of South Africa.

1987 Doctor of Philosophy (Witwatersrand).

Titled: 'The Comprehensive Care of the Moderate and Severely Head Injured Patient'.

The research includes 5 areas: Epidemiology of head injuries; Quality assurance; Recovery post-head injury; Rehabilitation resources nationally and internationally; An assessment of Neuroscience/Rehabilitation Knowledge.

1979 Certificate in Neuromedical and Neurosurgical Nursing. Midland Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

1977 Diploma in Nursing Education (Witwatersrand);

Registered Tutor.

Registered: South African Nursing Council

Recorded: UKCC

1976 Diploma in Intensive Nursing.

Johannesburg General Hospital.

Registered: South African Nursing Council

1974 Diploma in Midwifery (Witwatersrand);

Registered Midwife.

Registered: South African Nursing Council

1973 B.Sc (Nursing) (Witwatersrand);

Professional membership

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, USA

NANDA - I

Royal College of Nursing

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

I am involved in teaching related to:

Postgraduate education: 

Module leader - NRS702 MSc Nursing 

Module leader - APP759 PgCert/PgDip/MSc Advanced Professional practice

Dissertation module supervisor - APP753 PgCert/PgDip/MSc Advanced Professional practice

Project supervisor - SPP702 PgCert/PgDip/MSc Advanced Professional practice

Endpoint assessment: APP746 Integrated degree apprenticeship for advanced clinical practitioner
Examiner
Internal moderator

Undergraduate:

Module teacher for NRS 414 and NRS 412

Areas of interest:

Education in practice

Neurosciences, particularly brain and spinal injury

Rehabilitation

Aspects of Intensive Care/High Dependency Care
Adult nursing

Research

Staff serving as external examiners

External examiner for PhD

Research

Research

Research interests

My research interests include:

Postgraduate education

Epidemiology of neuroscience conditions, particularly brain injury.

Primary, secondary and tertiary management of clients with brain injury.

Neuroscience rehabilitation, particularly brain and spinal injury and stroke. 

Older people

Long term conditions

Other research

Reviewer of International Journal of nursing knowledge (Nanda international)

I am currently involved in the following research/development projects:
PALS in Practice

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

I have successfully supervised Masters level and PhD students to completion.

Grants & contracts

 

2005. The Involvement of Family Carers in Discharge Planning for Older Patients Following Hospitalisation: An Exploratory Study. (Abelson-Mitchell, Hennessy, Jones, Hyde) RDSU Exeter. (£2,500.00)
2005 Contributor to successful CETL bid grant for ‘Placement Learning in Health and Social Care' announced 27 January 2005. (£4.5 million). Ongoing.

2004 NHSW SW Region Investment Programme for project: The learning journey( Abelson-Mitchell N & Foxall P).(£10,000.00). NHSU. Completed 2006

2001 Education after Brain Injury Project . Abelson-Mitchell N; Watkins, M; Waring, A; Spring D; McMullen, M).         ESF (European Social Fund)(Objective 3)

Grant awarded: £114,276. Completed July 2003.

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Abelson-Mitchell NM (2008) 'Epidemiology and prevention of head injuries: literature review' Journal of Clinical Nursing 17, (1) 46-57
Abelson-Mitchell NM & Borlase J (2008) 'User perception of the Knowledge Underpinning Practice Orientation Dial (KUPOD) as a tool to enhance learning' Nurse Education in Practice 8, (1) 9-19
Borlase J & Abelson-Mitchell N (2008) 'User perceptions of the knowledge underpinning practice orientation dial (KUPOD) as a tool to enhance learning' Nurse Education in Practice 8, (1) 9-19 , DOI
Kelsey J, Abelson-Mitchell N & Skirton H (2007) 'Perceptions of young people about decision making in the acute healthcare environment' Paediatric Nursing 19, (6) 14-18 , DOI
Jenkin A, Abelson-Mitchell NM & Cooper S (2007) 'Patient handover: Time for change?' Accident and Emergency Nursing 15, 141-147
Abelson-Mitchell NM & Kelsey J (2007) 'Adolescent Communication: perceptions and beliefs' Journal of Children's and Young People's Nursing 1, (1) 42-49
Abelson-Mitchell NM (2007) 'Epidemiology and prevention of head injuries: literature review' Journal of Clinical Nursing , DOI
Abelson-Mitchell NM, Kelsey J & Skirton H (2007) 'Perceptions of young people about decision-making in the acute health care environment' Paediatric Nursing 19, (6) 14-18
Williamson GR, Webb C, belson-Mitchell N & Cooper S (2006) 'Change on the horizon: issues and concerns of neophyte advanced healthcare practitioners' Journal of Clinical Nursing 15, (9) 1091-1098
Abelson-Mitchell N (2006) 'A model for rehabilitation in the community: A client-needs approach' British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 2(3), 116-123
Abelson-Mitchell N & Watkins MJ (2006) 'Rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury: A survey of clients' needs and service provision in one English region' British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 2,6,, 295-304
Williamson GR, Webb C & Abelson-Mitchell N (2004) 'Developing Lecturer Practitioner roles using action research' Journal of Advanced Nursing 47, (2) 153-164
Abelson-Mitchell NM (1998) 'Safe Lifting' Professional Nursing Today 2, (1) 34-38
Abelson-Mitchell NM (1997) 'A strategy for rehabilitation- a nursing perspective' Professional Nursing Today 1, (3)
Abelson-Mitchell NM (1997) 'Spinal injury-case study' Professional Nursing Today 1, (4) 39-40
Abelson-Mitchell NM (1997) 'The development of home stimulation programmes for neurologically disabled clients' Professional Nursing Today 5, (1)
Abelson-Mitchell NM (1997) 'The medico-legal nursing forum' Professional Nursing Today 1, (4)
Abelson-Mitchell NM (1997) 'The pathophysiology of raised intracranial pressure' Professional Nursing Today 1, (4) 10-11
Abelson-Mitchell NM (1987) 'Protocols for the managemnet of patients with head injuries. Part IV' Nursing RSA 2, (9) 39-40
Abelson-Mitchell NM (1987) 'Protocols of care for the management of head injured patients. Part I' Nursing RSA 2, (6) 22-23
Abelson-Mitchell NM (1987) 'The management of patients with head injuries. Part II' Nursing RSA 2, (7) 43-45
Abelson-Mitchell NM (1987) 'The management of patients with head injuries. Part III' Nursing RSA 2, (8) 38-39
Abelson-Mitchell NM (1982) 'Observation of the neurosurgical patient' Curationis 5, (3) 32-37
Books
Abelson-Mitchell N (2013) Neurotrauma. Wiley-Blackwell
Chapters
Abelson-Mitchell NM (2009) 'Oxford Hb Of Neuroscience Nursing :Pb' in Woodward S; Waterhouse C Oxford Hb Of Neuroscience Nursing :Pb Oxford University Press, USA 389-431
Reports
Abelson-Mitchell NM, Mitchell J, Waring J, Spring D, McMullen M & Watkins M (2005) Education After Brain Injury Project Report: Audit of Education Providers. University of Plymouth
Abelson-Mitchell NM, Mitchell J, Waring A, Spring D, McMullen M & Watkins M (2005) Education After Brain Injury Project Report: Audit of Service Providers. University of Plymouth
Abelson-Mitchell NM, Waring A, Watkins M, Spring D & Butcher C (2004) Education After Brain Injury Project Report: Development of an Assessment Tool for People who have had a Traumatic Brain Injury and Their Carers. University of Plymouth
Abelson-Mitchell NM (1994) An investigation into the concept 'School of Nursing' as applied in The United Kingdom and Israel. Department of Nursing Education, University of The Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Abelson-Mitchell NM (1994) An investigation of in-patient rehabilitation resources in The United Kingdom and Israel. National Road Accident Fund, Pretoria, South Africa.
Abelson-Mitchell NM (1994) An investigation of in-patient rehabilitation resources in The United Kingdom and Israel. Department of Nursing Education, University of The Witwatersrand, South Africa
Abelson-Mitchell NM (1978) Organisational structure of Klinikum Grosshabern Munich. Germany. Johannesburg General Hospital, Johannesburg.
Personal

Personal

Conferences organised

ORGANISATION OF COURSE/PROGRAMME/CONFERENCE

UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

June 2004 Organiser: Postgraduate Awayday. Peninsula Postgraduate Health Institute

July 2002 Co-organiser. Celebrating Inter-Professional Education in Plymouth.

July 2001 Organised Problem Based Learning workshop (1 day Exeter; 1 day Plymouth).

SOUTH AFRICA

1999 Organised Seminar entitled “Outcome measures in rehabilitation”.

The Brenthurst Centre for Rehabilitation Medicine.

1998 Organised Seminar entitled “The neurologically challenged client”.

The Brenthurst Centre for Rehabilitation Medicine.

1995 Organise and present course “Certificate in Rehabilitation Nursing” for Registered Nurses.Centre for Additional Nursing Studies. Faculty of Health Sciences. University of the Witwatersrand.

1995 Organise and present course “Certificate in Rehabilitation Nursing” for Enrolled Nurses.Centre for Additional Nursing Studies. Faculty of Health Sciences. University of the Witwatersrand.

1992-1995 Organise and present course “Certificate in Neuroscience Nursing“ for Registered Nurses. Centre for Additional Nursing Studies. Faculty of Health Sciences. University of the Witwatersrand.

1991 Organised and conducted OSCE workshop (2 days).

Bophuthatswana Department of Health and Welfare, Bophuthatswana.

Problem Based Learning workshop (3 days).

Bophuthatswana Department of Health and Welfare, Bophuthatswana.

1989 Organised and conducted 2 day OSCE Workshop for University of Bophuthatswana. Mafikeng. Bophuthatswana.

1984 Organised panel discussion: 'Rehabilitation of the head injured patient'.

1982 Organised Congress on Neuroscience Nursing. Johannesburg.

1981/1982 Organised/Conducted 5 week educational tour for 40 student nurses from Johannesburg Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Natal & University of Cape Town University to Europe, United Kingdom & Israel.

Other academic activities


Lead, Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity. School of Nursing and Midwifery

Athena Swan member for knowledge and information (E/F) 

Disability and respect adviser

Religious adviser to chaplaincy.

Invited to contribute chapter on Neurorehabilitation to Oxford Handbook of Neurological Nursing


Produced NHSU funded web based Master's preparedness programme entitled: 'The learning journey'

Additional information

CONSULTANCY

2005            Honorary Nurse Consultant, Plym Neurorehabilitation Unit ,Plymouth CICC.

 

2002-2004/2005 Nurse consultant. Craegmoor Health-Rosehill Rehabilitation Unit, Torbay. Devon

 

1987 - 1999 Established private practice, initially part-time and then full-time, that included:

                    Management consultant:

                    Strategic planning; Financial planning; Networking.

                    Educational consultant.

                    Research consultant.

                    Rehabilitation consultant:

                    Organise community based/Home based rehabilitation programmes.

                    Medico-legal consultant:

                    Hospital litigation; Motor vehicle accident claims;

                    Expert witness/ adviser for neurologically impaired clients.

                    Opened private home rehabilitation practice:

1998 - 1999 Rehabilitation consultant  The Brenthurst Centre for Rehabilitation Medicine. Gauteng. South Africa.

1998           Momentum Health Smart Choices. Meditel - 24 hour telephonic health line.

1997           South African National Tuberculosis Association. East Rand.

1994 - 1998 Consultant, Emergency Trauma Society. South Africa.

1992 - 1996 Nurse Consultant to the Trauma Unit, Johannesburg Hospital

1989 1991  Neuro nurse consultant, Princess Nursing Home.

1990             Listed Post Basic Course in Neuroscience Nursing with S. A. N. C.

1989 1990  Lecturer, Post-basic Neuroscience course, Princess Nursing Home.

1982 1990 Part time consultant, Sandton Clinic.

1983 - 1990 Honorary Nurse Consultant, HEADWAY.

1983 - 1999 Rehabilitation consultant for neurologically disabled on voluntary basis.