RCBC Wales would like to congratulate PhD student, Jenny Welstand, on winning the award for best oral presentation at the European Cardiovascular Nursing Annual Conference in Geneva. The conference was well attended with nurses from all over Europe and further a field.
Jenny presented the findings from her study about the process of being and becomming a heart failure patient for the first time. The judging panel felt that Jenny's style and presentation skills had been excellent, and were impressed that the study gave voice to patients. They were also impressed with the way in which Jenny managed to weave her qualitative methodology using Gadamer's hermeneutic phenomenology through the presentation.
Jenny is currently in the writing-up phase of her PhD entitled; The Heart of the Matter; caring for patients with heart failure.