Making the Most of Practice-Learning: Enabling Students to Flourish in Clinical Placements

This webinar will explore practice learning and issues and challenges experienced by all stakeholders. It will draw on the findings of the first pan-European project to develop the first person-centred curriculum framework for educating healthcare practitioners. The curriculum focuses on places where learning takes place, including in practice. Supported by an extensive body of work in enabling effective workplace cultures for learning and development this webinar will challenge participants to reconsider the meaning of learning in practice and how it is operationalized.

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About the Presenters

Brendan McCormack is the Head of The Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery (inc. Sydney Nursing School), and Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney. Brendan’s research focuses on person-centredness with a particular focus on the development of person-centred cultures, practices and processes. He has engaged in this work at all levels from theory development to implementation science and through to instrument design, testing and evaluation. He is methodologically diverse, but is most at home in participatory/action research. Whilst he has a particular expertise in gerontology and dementia practices, his work has spanned all specialities and is multi-professional. Visit for further info. He also has a particular focus on the use of arts and creativity in healthcare research and development. Brendan has more than 600 published outputs, including 240 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and 12 books. He was the founding editor of “International Journal of Older People Nursing” and is currently ‘Editor Emeritus’ of the journal. Brendan is a Fellow of The European Academy of Nursing Science, Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. In 2014 he was awarded the ‘International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame’ by Sigma Theta Tau International and listed in the Thomson Reuters 3000 most influential researchers globally. In 2015 he was recognized as an ‘Inspirational Nursing Leader’ by Nursing Times (UK nursing magazine) and in 2019 was listed in the New Year ‘Top 100 outstanding nurses’ by the Twitter Group #wenurses. Most recently, Brendan was featured in the Wiley Publishers ‘Inspiring Minds’ short films series In 2022 Brendan was selected as a member of The Academia Europaea.

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