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24-27 June 2020
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship OPI Rome
National Centre of Research
Rome – Square/Piazza Aldo Moro 7
Under the Auspices of:
- American Association of Nurse Anesthetists – AANA
- Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship OPI Rome – Italy (CECRI)
- Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) (USA)
- Consejo General de Enfermeria (CGE) (Spain)
- Consociazione Nazionale Associazione Infermieri (CNAI)
- Italian Association of Sociology – Italy
- National Council State Boards of Nursing (USA)
- National Regulatory Board of the Nursing Professions (FNOPI)- Italy
- Regulatory Board of the Nursing Professions – OPI Rome- Italy
- Regulatory Board of the Nursing Professions – OPI Milan- Italy
Qualitative Health Research: Meanings and Methods
Describe qualitative health research focused on high quality outcomes. Specific attention will be paid to the methods underlying qualitative health research and the meanings derived from scholarly endeavors using qualitative methodologies. Participants will be encouraged to debate the values inherent in various approaches, while remaining focused on positive patient and health outcomes.
- Describe qualitative research methods in use in nursing and health research
- Examine healthcare outcomes based on qualitative research
- Generate collaborative research across countries and institutions
- Delineate best practices in qualitative health research
June 24 – WORKSHOP PRECONFERENCES
National Centre of Research
Rome – Square/Piazza Aldo Moro 7
WORKSHOP 1 MICHAEL VAN MANEN
Engaging in Phenomenological Research (16.00-19.00)
WORKSHOP 2 MORIAH ELLEN & JUDITH SHAMIAN
Engaging the public in policy and decision making (16.00-19.00)
June 25 (Day One) – Qualitative Health Research: Meanings and Methods
08:00-10:00 Participant Registration
10:00-11:00 Official Greetings and Introduction to the Conference
Moderators: Ausilia Pulimeno, Stefano Casciato
11:00-11:20 Gennaro Rocco (Italy)
Ten years of qualitative research in the Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship: A qualitative focus
11:20-11:40 Máximo González Jurado (Spain)
Qualitative research in Spain
11:40-12:00 Kyung Rim Shin (Korea)
The art of nursing science driven from phenomenology
12:00-12:20 Mario Cardano (Italy)
Team ethnography approaches
12:20-12:40 Judith Shamian (Canada)
Qualitative Research, high quality outcome: policy the missing link
12:30-14:30 Poster Session
Moderators: Pasqualino D’Aloia, Maria Grazia Proietti
14:30-15:15 Michael Van Manen (Canada)
The ethics of lived experience research
17:30 Closing Remarks – Day One
June 26 (Day Two) – Qualitative Health Research: Meanings and Methods
Moderators: Ausilia Pulimeno, Roberto Cipriani
09:00-09:45 – Antonio Strati (Italy)
Organization studies and qualitative approaches
09:45-10:30 – Krzysztof T. Konecki (Poland)
Grounded theory methodology in research on health and the health professional world
10:30-11:00 – Coffee break
12:30-14:30 Poster Session
Moderators: Roberto Cipriani, Maria Grazia Proietti
14:30-15:15 Massimiliano Tarozzi (Italy)
Translation barriers and opportunities in conducting qualitative research in a global context
17:30 Closing Remarks – Day Two
20:00 GALA DINNER
June 27 (Day Three)
Moderators: Ausilia Pulimeno, Franklin Shaffer
9:00-9:20 Joyce Fitzpatrick (USA)
Meaning in life: Why does it matter?
9:20-9:40 Dyanne Affonso (USA)
The future of the Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship and qualitative research
9:40-10:00 Howard Catton (United Kingdom)
Howard Catton (United Kingdom)
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
12:30-13:00 Ausilia Pulimeno
Closing Remarks – Day Three
Presentation of the Next Conference – Kyung Rim Shin, Franklin Shaffer
13:00-13:30 Closing of the Conference
Distribution of attendance certificates
Presidents of the Workshop
Ausilia Pulimeno (Italy)
President, OPI Rome Nursing Board
Gennaro Rocco (Italy)
Scientific Director, Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship – OPI Rome
Coordinators & Committees
Scientific Coordinators: Roberto Cipriani, Joyce Fitzpatrick, Ippolito Notarnicola, Peter Preziosi, Alessandro Stievano
Scientific Committee: Dyanne Affonso, Rosaria Alvaro, Cristina Arrigoni, Serena Barello, David Benton, Garry Bridges, Mario Cardano, Rosario Caruso, Stefano Casciato, Celeste Alves, Chiyoung Cha, Seung Eun Chung, Chunyu Li, Costantino Cipolla, Roberto Cipriani, Pasqualino D’Aloia, Walter De Caro, Maria Grazia De Marinis, Nuhad Dumit, Moriah Ellen, Tiziana Fiorini, Joyce Fitzpatrick, Sylvia Fung, Susan Gennaro, Máximo González Jurado, Guendalina Graffigna, Younhee Kang, Eun Sil Kim, Miyoung Kim, Wipada Kunaviktikul, Mari Ikeda, Loreto Lancia, Maria Matarese, Maria Mayan, Geraldine McCarthy, Rosanna McMaster, Janice Morse, Carol Musil, Ippolito Notarnicola, Karin Olson, Maria Grazia Proietti, Carol Porter, Francesco Pittella, Peter Preziosi, Ausilia Pulimeno, Kyung Rim Shin, Gennaro Rocco, Laura Sabatino, Franklin Shaffer, Judith Shamian, Mary Jane Smith, Alessandro Stievano, Antonio Strati, Massimiliano Tarozzi, Sue Turale, Carlo Turci, Michael Van Manen, Maurizio Zega
Organizational Committee: Marco Tosini, Simonetta Bartolucci, Girolamo De Andreis, Maurizio Fiorda, Claudia Lorenzetti, Emanuele Lisanti, Natascia Mazzitelli, Mariagrazia Montalbano, Cinzia Puleio, Francesco Scerbo
Keynote Speakers Profiles
Professor David Benton (USA)
David Benton became Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) on October 1, 2015. Immediately prior to this, he worked at the International Council of Nurses in Geneva, Switzerland for 10 years, firstly as their consultant on nursing and health policy specializing in regulation, licensing and education, and then as CEO.
He is a qualified general and mental health nurse and has a PhD Summa Cum Laude from the Complutense University of Madrid for his work on researching an international comparative analysis of the regulation of nursing practice.
David is a global expert in nursing and regulatory policy and has provided support to countries in all World Health Organization regions in their efforts to implement and modernize nursing and health professions regulation. He is a prolific author with more than 200 peer reviewed and book chapters to his name. He is the recipient of several awards and honours. He is particularly proud of being awarded the inaugural Nursing Standard Leadership award in 1993. He has been awarded Fellowship of the Florence Nightingale Foundation; the Royal College of Nursing and the American Academy of Nursing. Most recently, he was awarded the Spanish Grand Cross for his contributions to nursing regulation and health policy.
Professor Mario Cardano (Italy)
Mario Cardano’s research is primarily focused in two areas, methodology of social sciences and sociology of health. Cardano has done studies related to the first area focus on methods and epistemology of qualitative research. Framing the procedures commonly used in qualitative research, from the choice of cases to the defence of the results drawn from their analysis, into the theory of argumentation is pivotal in his argumentation. In the second area, the sociology of health, his interests are directed toward mental health and disability, particularly on the experience of dyslexia.
Prof. Howard Catton (Switzerland)
Howard Catton was Head of Policy & International Affairs at the Royal College of Nursing in the UK and then relocated to Geneva to join the International Council of Nurses as the Director, Nursing, Policy and Programmes. His team led the development of ICN policy and position statements, working closely with WHO and other International Organisations to provide nursing advice on global health challenges and input into formal WHO and UN decision making meetings and processes. In February 2019 he was appointed new ICN Chief Executive Officer.
Prof. Roberto Cipriani (Italy)
Professor Cipriani is emeritus full professor of Sociology at Rome Tre University – Rome – Italy.
He has written extensively on popular religion, the sacred and secularization and is known for his unconventional applications of the “concept of ‘diffused religion’ and then that of ‘religion of values’”. He has made important analytical contributions to the concept of diffused religion by using grounded theory.
He has been President of the Italian Association of Sociology, President of the research committee of Sociology of Religion in the International Sociological Association and Editor-in-Chief of International Sociology.
Professor Joyce Fitzpatrick, RN,PhD, FAAN (USA)
Joyce Fitzpatrick is the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and is a recipient of the American Academy of Nursing’s highest honor: Living Legend.
Fitzpatrick, who previously served as Dean of the nursing school, is best known for her contributions toward advancing the science of nursing education at universities and health ministries around the world. From developing qualitative educational interventions focused on HIV/AIDS prevention in Uganda to designing a 10-hospital project centered on improving the nursing care provided to elders, her research has shined a spotlight on the meaningfulness of nurses’ work life.
Fitzpatrick was president of the American Academy of Nursing from 1997 to 1999.
Prof. Máximo González Jurado (Spain)
He is full professor at Madrid’s Complutense University and President Emeritus of the Spanish General Council of Nursing (Consejo General de Enfermeria). He is member of the Healthcare Advisory Council to the Minister for Health, Social Services and Equality, member of the Higher Healthcare Council of Madrid and President of the National Commission for the Medical and Surgical Care Nursing Specialty – Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality in Spain.
He has achieved numerous prizes as the International Christiane Reimann award from the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and was Vice-President of the same non-governmental global organisation.
Professor Krzysztof T. Konecki (Poland)
Krzysztof T. Konecki is a full Professor and Vice Dean for Research at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Łódź in Poland. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Qualitative Sociology Review, and serves as President of the Polish Sociological Association. He is also a member of the Sociology Committee of Polish Academy of Science. His interests lie in qualitative sociology, sociology of interaction, symbolic interactionism, sociology of body, methodology of social sciences, visual sociology, communication and intercultural management, organizational culture and management, and contemplative sociology. He is an author of many books and articles.
Prof. Ausilia Pulimeno (Italy)
She is President OPI Rome Nursing Board and President Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship of OPI Rome Italy (CECRI) since its inception in 2010. Besides, she is Vice-President of the National Federation of the Nursing Professions (FNOPI). She is author of numerous publications in nursing science and was former nursing director of the bigger university hospital in Rome (Italy) -Umberto I Polyclinic.
Professor Kyung Rim Shin, RN, Ed.D., FAAN (South Korea)
Kyung Rim Shin is a professor at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. She is an editorial board member of journals Global Qualitative Nursing Research and Qualitative Health Research. She has been published extensively in journals and books related to qualitative research. In recognition of her contributions to qualitative research, she received the International Leadership in QHR Award from the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology in 2011, and was named to the Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in 2013. She had the honor of working on policy-making activities for nurses as a member of the National Korean Assembly in 2012-2016. With her accomplishments, she became the founding President of the Korean Forum for Unification and Nursing in preparation for nursing unification. Since February, 21 2018, she is the President of Korean Nurses Association.
Professor Gennaro Rocco, RN, PhD, FAAN (Italy)
Gennaro Rocco is the Director of the Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship (CENS) of OPI Rome since its inception in 2010. This centre, one of the first of its kind based in Europe, has fostered and financed more than 100 nursing research projects in the last 10 years.
He was President of the OPI Rome Nursing Regulatory Board for more than 20 years and was National Vice President of the OPI Regulatory Board for nursing for more than 13 years. In this period, he has contributed to fostering numerous laws for the evolution of the nursing profession in Italy. In 2004, he established the European Federation of Nursing Regulators as OPI National Vice President with UK, Spain and Ireland.
He is the National Coordinator of the institution representing independent nurses in Italy, Enpapi, since 2014. He has been director of Tor Vergata Nursing Schools in Rome for more than 20 years. He is the President of the bachelor courses for health professions and Head of the nursing school and professor at the Catholic Lady of Good Counsel University in Tirana, Albania.
Rocco also founded the first National Regulatory Body for nursing in Albania. His main scientific interests lie in qualitative research where he has published extensively.
Professor Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI (USA)
Franklin A. Shaffer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CGFNS International, Inc., which is an internationally recognized authority on credentials evaluation and verification pertaining to the education, registration and licensure of nurses and health care professionals worldwide. Dr. Shaffer earned his doctorate in nursing administration and nursing education at Columbia University and has 50 years of progressive and varied nursing experience which includes administration, education, clinical and research. He is a frequent speaker and consultant at domestic and international conferences and conventions around the world.
His recent work includes the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) project which provides a leading-edge technology-based assessment system to evaluate the credentials of foreign-educated nurses seeking licensure across provinces in Canada. Dr. Shaffer is also a principle investigator for the International Labour Organization’s Decent Work Across Borders Initiative, focusing on comparative analyses of nursing education and migration issues involving Denmark, Finland, India, Norway and the Philippines.
Through his passion for nursing and research, Dr. Shaffer has authored eight books, and coauthored numerous publications including, “Document Forensics: Evaluating and Verifying Nurse Credentials”, for the Journal of Nursing Regulations (Drs. Shaffer, Phillips and Tuttas, co-authors); and “Human Resources for Health 2030 and the Regulatory Agenda,” for the Journal of Nursing Management (Drs. David Benton and Franklin Shaffer, co-authors).
Professor Judith Shamian
Judith Shamian is the Past President of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). She was elected to the position at ICN’s May 2013 quadrennial congress in Melbourne, Australia. The term of her presidency was 2013-2017.
Dr. Shamian is also the former President and CEO of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) and past president of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). She is also a professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, a co-investigator with the Nursing Health Services Research Unit, and was the Executive Director of the Canadian federal government’s Office of Nursing Policy for five years. In addition to her extensive international work, she was Vice President of Nursing at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto for 10 years and has held various academic positions since 1989.
Professor Antonio Strati (Italy)
Antonio Strati is Senior Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento and researcher of the Centre de Recherche en Gestion, École Polytechnique, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay. He is a founder member of the Research Unit on Communication, Organizational Learning, and Aesthetics (RUCOLA), University of Trento and of SCOS, the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism.
He is the author of many books on Theory and Methods in Organization Studies and of several essays that have appeared in international journals.
Professor Massimiliano Tarozzi, PhD (Italy)
Massimiliano Tarozzi is currently Associate Professor (qualified full professor) in Education at the Department of Life Quality Studies at the University of Bologna, where he teaches in the areas of General Education and Global Citizenship Education and he is chairing the International Research Centre on Global Citizenship Education. He is also on the Board of the PhD in Science and Culture of Well-being and Lifestyles at the University of Bologna.
Tarozzi was appointed as Co-Director of the Development Education Research Centre at the Institute of Education at the University College London. He has been visiting professor in many international universities including UCLA, Beijing Normal University, São Paulo University and he is Co-Convenor of the group “Theory and Methods of empirical research in education” within the Italian Education Society.
He is currently Co-Editor of Encyclopaideia: Journal of Phenomenology and Education and an editorial board member of several scholarly journals. In addition to a number of scientific articles, he has written or edited 18 books in the field of intercultural and global citizenship education and qualitative research methods.
Professor Michael van Manen, MD, FRCPC (Peds, NICU, CIP), PhD (Canada)
Michael van Manen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada. He has a clinical practice in neonatal-perinatal medicine, and an active research program concerned with relational ethics. Relational ethics in pediatrics is complicated by the fact that a child’s parents are also givers and receivers of the pedagogy of medical care. More so, the use of medical technologies by and with children is wrought with moral-ethical issues. Michael van Manen’s research program is funded by the Women & Children’s Health Research Institute and the Canadian Institute for Health Research.
Speakers / Moderators
Dyanne Affonso (USA)
Honorary President, Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship – OPI Rome
Rosaria Alvaro (Italy)
Full Professor of Nursing – University of Rome Tor Vergata
Serena Barello (Italy)
Psychology Researcher, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan
David Benton (UK)
Chief Executive Officer, National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Mario Cardano (Italy)
Full professor of Sociology, University of Turin
Rosario Caruso (Italy)
Researcher, San Donato Hospital Group – Milan
Stefano Casciato (Italy)
Director, Evidence Based Practice Pillar, Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship – OPI Rome
Cha Chiyoung (Korea)
Associate Professor of Nursing, Ewha Womans University
Costantino Cipolla (Italy)
Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Bologna
Roberto Cipriani (Italy)
Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Roma Tre University
Pasqualino D’Aloja (Italy)
President, OPI – Milan Nursing Board
Kim Eun Sil (Korea)
Professor of Women’s Studies – Ewha Womans University
Joyce Fitzpatrick (USA)
Inaugural Director, Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy, Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland
Sylvia Fung (China)
Nursing Professor, Tung Wah College, Hong Kong
Susan Gennaro (USA)
Dean, Connell School of Nursing, Boston College
Mari Ikeda (Japan)
Nursing Professor, Tokyo Women’s Medical University
Máximo González Jurado (Spain)
Past President, Consejo General de Enfermeria
Guendalina Graffigna (Italy)
Full Professor of Psychology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan
Younhee Kang (Korea)
Nursing Professor, Ewha Womans University
Wipada Kunaviktikul (Thailand)
Professor and Dean, Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
Chunyu Li (China)
Nursing Professor, Yanbian University
Maria Mayan (Canada)
Qualitative Research Methodologist, University of Alberta
Geraldine McCarthy (Ireland)
Dean Emerita Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery University of Cork
Rosanna McMaster (Japan)
Nursing Professor, Yamaguchi University
Kim Miyoung (Korea)
Nursing Professor, Ewha Womans University
Carol Musil (USA)
Interim Dean and Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University – Cleveland
Ippolito Notarnicola (Italy)
Nurse Research Fellow, Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship, OPI Rome
Karin Olson (Canada)
Nursing Professor, University of Alberta
Carol Porter (USA)
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Peter Preziosi (USA)
Chief of Innovation and Business Development, CGFNS International, Inc.
Maria Grazia Proietti (Italy)
Director Research Education Pillar, Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship, OPI Rome
Ausilia Pulimeno (Italy)
President, OPI Rome Nursing Board
Gennaro Rocco (Italy)
Scientific Director, Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship, OPI Rome
Chung Seung Eun (Korea)
Nursing Professor, Korea National University of Transportation
Franklin Shaffer (USA)
President and Chief Executive Officer, CGFNS International, Inc.
Judith Shamian (Canada)
President Emerita, International Council of Nurses
Ellen Shamian Moriah (Israel)
Professor Social Sciences – Jerusalem College of Technology
Mary Jane Smith (USA)
Professor, School of Nursing, West Virginia University
Alessandro Stievano (Italy)
Researcher, Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship, OPI Rome, and Associate Director for Nursing, International Council of Nurses
Antonio Strati (Italy)
Full professor of Sociology, University of Trento (retired)
Massimiliano Tarozzi (Italy)
Associate Professor (qualified full professor) in Education at the Department of Life Quality Studies, University of Bologna
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