Humanising Care Publications

BU academic staff have published a range of publications on different aspects and examples of the humanising care philosophy.

Core texts

  • Galvin KT & Todres L (2012) Caring and Well-being: A Lifeworld Approach. London: Routledge.
  • Todres, L., Galvin, K. & Holloway, I. (2009). The Humanisation of Healthcare: A value framework for Qualitative Research. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. 4(2), 68-77.

Relevant publications by staff

  • Cash, M, Todres L, Galvin KT. (2011) Somerset Dementia Collaborative: An Evaluation of a Humanising CareApproach. Bournemouth: Bournemouth University.
  • Dahlberg, K., Todres, L. & Galvin, K. (2009) Lifeworld-led healthcare is more than patient-led care: the need for an existential theory of well-being. Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy. On-line first.
  • Galvin KT and Todres L (2010): Research based empathic knowledge for nursing: A translational strategy for disseminating phenomenological research findings to provide evidence for caring practice. International Journal of Nursing Studies. Published Online. DOI:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2010.08.009.
  • Galvin, K. T. & Todres, L. (2009) Embodying Nursing Openheartedness: An existential perspective. Journal of Holistic Nursing. 27(2), 141-149.
  • Galvin, K., Todres, L.& Richardson, M. (2005). The intimate mediator: a carer’s experience of Alzheimer’s. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Science, 19, 2-11.
  • Hemingway A, (2012) Can humanization theory contribute to the philosophical debate in public health?, Public Health, doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2012.01.014.
  • Hemingway A. (2013) What is nursing care and who owns it? Nursing Times. 12.2.13/Vol. 109 No 6. 16-17.
  • Hemingway, A., Scammell J., Heaslip, V (2012) Humanising nursing care: a theoretical model. Nursing Times, 108, 40, pp26-30.
  • Hutchings, M. & Loftus, S. 2012. Practice based education outside the workplace: simulations, role plays and problem-based learning. In Higgs, J., Barnett, R., Billett, S., Hutchings, M. and Trede, F. (eds). Practice-Based Education: Perspectives and Strategies. Netherlands, Sense Publishers.
  • Hutchings, M., Galvin, K. T., Pulman, A., Todres, L., Quinney, A. and Clark, V., 2011. Framing lifeworld-led evidence to shape practice: facilitating a collaborative transprofessional curriculum for health and social work disciplines through harnessing technology to connect learners to humanising evidence based practice. Final Report for Higher Education Academy Discipline-focused Learning Technology Enhancement Academy. Project Report. Higher Education Academy Discipline-focused Learning Technology Enhancement Academy.
  • Hutchings, M., Galvin, K. T., Pulman, A., Todres, L., Quinney, A. and Clark, V., 2011. Framing lifeworld-led evidence to shape practice: facilitating a collaborative transprofessional curriculum for health and social work disciplines. Final Report for Higher Education Academy Discipline-focused Learning Technology Enhancement Academy. Project Report. Higher Education Academy Discipline-focused Learning Technology Enhancement Academy.
  • Jones, K. (2006) “Informal Care as Relationship: the Case of the Magnificent Seven” Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 13: 214-220.
  • Pulman, A., Todres, L. & Galvin, K.T. (2010) The Carers World – An Interactive Reusable Learning Object. Dementia. 9(4), 535-547.
  • Pulman, A.J., Galvin, K., Hutchings, M., Todres, L., Quinney, A., Ellis-Hill, C. and Atkins, P. 2012. Empathy and dignity through technology: using lifeworld-led multimedia to enhance learning about the head, heart and hand. Electronic Journal of e-Learning. 10(3) 320-330.
  • Quinney, A., Hutchings, M., and Scammell, J. 2008. Student and staff experiences of using a virtual community, Wessex Bay, to support interprofessional learning: messages for collaborative practice. Social Work Education 27 (6) 658-664.
  • Ryan, K.M., Todres, L. & Alexander, J. (2011) Calling, Permission and Fulfillment: The Interembodied Experience of Breastfeeding. Qualitative Health Research. Online First. DOI: 10.1177/104973231039259.
  • Scammell J., Hemingway, A., Heaslip, V (2012) Humanising values at the heart of nurse education. Nursing Times, 108, 41, pp26-30.
  • Todres, L & Galvin, K (2006). Caring for a partner with Alzheimer’s: intimacy, loss and the life that is possible. QHW: Internationa Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being. 1, 50-56.
  • Todres, L (2008) Being with that: The relevance of embodied understanding for practice. Qualitative Health Research. 18(11), 1566-1573.
  • Todres, L. (2002) Humanising Forces: Phenomenology in Science; Psychotherapy in Technological Culture. Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology, 3, 1-16.
  • Todres, L., Fulbrook, P., & Albarrran, J. (2000) On the Receiving end: a hermeneutic-phenomenological analysis of a patient’s struggle to cope while going through intensive care. Nursing in Critical Care, 5(6), 277-287.
  • Todres, L., Galvin, K. & Dahlberg, K. (2007). Lifeworld-led care: Revisiting a humanizing philosophy that integrates emerging trends. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 10(1), 53-63.
  • Todres, L., Keen, S. & Kerr, D. (2010). Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion in Type 1 Diabetes: Patient experiences of ‘living with a machine’. Diabetic Medicine. 27, 1-5.
  • Todres, L (2007). Embodied Enquiry: Phenomenological Touchstones for Research, Psychotherapy and Spirituality. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Wu, E., Rapport, F., Jones, K., Greenhalgh, T. (2004) “Soldiers become casualties: Doctors’ accounts of the SARS epidemic,” Ch. in Narrative Research in Health & Illness, T. Greenhalgh, B. Hurwitz & V. Skultans (eds), London: BMJ Books.

Book in preparation

Bournemouth University Staff and partners in practice are preparing a book which considers the value of the humanising framework for improving the care of people in a number of different practice settings.

Hemingway, A & Scammell, J (Eds). Humanising Health Care: A Guide to Practice

The book aims to provide an educational resource for undergraduate heath profession students that focus upon humanising health care. It will elaborate on the nature of care and evidence for care, placing a prime focus upon the person’s experience of care and care giving. The book will be relevant for students of nursing, midwifery and the allied health care professions. This book will be primarily aimed at a UK market but will be relevant to international students as the underpinning philosophy has emerged from international philosophers in Northern Europe where there is a well-established caring science discipline focused on these issues. The issue of the lack of humane care provision within target driven health care in Europe and North America is a tension within many countries.

The range and scope of the book is indicated in the following chapter headings:

  1. Introduction: The eight dimensions of the humanisation framework: Caroline Ellis-Hill, Ann Hemingway
  2. A Critique of patient centred care: Vanessa Heaslip, Karen Cooper, Sue Baron
  3. Insiderness/Objectification: working with people with dementia: Janet Scammell, Geraldine King
  4. Uniqueness/Homogeneity: end of life care: Elizabeth Rosser, Carole Walford
  5. Togetherness/Isolation: working with people with depression: Eleanor Jack
  6. Sense-making/loss of meaning: A young person with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Ian Donaldson, Ann Seaman
  7. Agency/Passivity: working with people with cardio-vascular disease: Maggie Hutchings, Janet Scammell, Joanne Jones
  8. Sense of Place/Dislocation: Gypsy Travellers: Vanessa Heaslip
  9. Personal Journey/Loss of Personal Journey: Stroke Survivors: Caroline Ellis-Hill
  10. Embodiment/Reductionism: Public Health: Ann Hemingway
  11. Conclusion: The challenge of change: Janet Scammell, Ann Hemingway.

Journal articles in preparation

  • Clark C, Knight I. Humanising care: A frame work for guiding the management of EDS III/hypermobility syndrome.
  • Clark C and Tsofliou F. Exploring the concept of sustained well-being in the elderly using a humanization framework.
  • Norton, L : An article in progress is about the application of humanisation theory to health-promoting practice. The paper draws on qualitative research findings from Liz’s PhD.