Webinar – Family Care and Communication in Simulation

We are excited to invite you to attend our first IFNA – UK and Ireland Chapter webinar, on ‘Developing Family Care and Communication Skills in Simulation’.

The webinar will take place on Monday 07 June 2021, from 1pm until 2pm, on Zoom. Click here to register!

Presented by Dr Amanda Garrow and Professor Stacey Van Gelderen, the webinar will focus on:

  • The Van Gelderen Family Care Rubric (VGFCR)
  • Applying the rubric to simulation video assessing family care and communication skills
  • The potential applications of the VGFCR

This will be the first in a series of webinars hosted by the Chapter focused on developing, promoting, and sustaining a discourse around approaches to family nursing education, practice, and research within the healthcare settings. The webinars are open to everyone interested in family-focused care skills and training in the healthcare settings.

We look forward to welcoming you to our first webinar!

The presenters are:

Dr Amanda Garrow (PhD, MSc, PG D ip, BSc.) Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Child), Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Amanda joined Liverpool John Moores University in 2020, she is an experienced nurse and academic who has worked in a variety of roles and organizations. Her clinical background is mainly in Paediatric Accident & Emergency. Amanda’s doctoral study explored the use of simulation in pre-registration nurse education and her previous role was at Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC where she worked as a Simulation Education Specialist. Amanda is a member of The International Family Nursing Association, The Society for Simulation in Healthcare and The Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare. Amanda is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Prof Stacey Van Gelderen (DNP, MS, RNC-MNN, PHN) Professor, School of Nursing Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA

Stacey is a nurse educator who has focused her career on building family-focused caring practices and communication strategies in nurses. She has been evaluating pedagogical approaches that make stronger links to family nursing science and clinical practice. Over the last 22 years, Dr. Van Gelderen’s clinical expertise has been caring for childbearing and childrearing families. Dr. Van Gelderen is the primary author of the Van Gelderen Family Care Rubric (VGFCR) (2019, 2016) which is an evidenced-based validated tool that helps nurses develop family assessment and communication skills. This tool is recognized by the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning https://www.inacsl.org/resources/repository-of-instruments/#skillperformance and was recently awarded the 2018-2019 articles of influence by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare https://www.ssih.org/SSH-Resources/Articles-of-Influence.

The VGFCR is currently being utilized by healthcare staff and educators in nine countries across the globe. Dr. Van Gelderen serves on the International Family Nursing Association education committee and co-chairs the Simulation, Technology & Informatics subcommittee https://internationalfamilynursing.org/.  Dr. Van Gelderen offers workshops and consultations for simulation, nursing education, and family nursing science.