Women's Health Care in Great Britain
London, England - Summer 2016
July 8 - August 4, 2016
Understanding health care in a global perspective is critical for nurses. Nurses, both in the United States and around the world, must practice within their full scope, be culturally sensitive, and understand health policy, healthcare and critical nursing issues within a global context. By learning about nursing care in this international setting, students will expand their perspective to better provide care that is competent, compassionate and current.
This 3 credit hour course will examine nursing within the British health care system, including nursing education and health policy specifically focused on women's and children's health care. Students will have the opportunity to visit several different types of public and private health care facilities, universities and clinics, as well as learn from nurse experts in the United Kingdom.
CLINICAL SITE DESCRIPTIONS
Swansea University, Swansea Wales
Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research. The Department of Nursing is a progressive, dynamic and aspirational part of the College of Human and Health Sciences and Swansea University. Our goal is to provide the highest quality national and internationally recognized nursing education, research, and innovation. We will train to Wales and spend two days in Swansea, one at the University where we will hear lectures from the faculty about nursing education in Wales, updates on maternal/child health and health policy development. We will have a guided tour of the University Hospital, focusing on patient care and quality outcomes. We will also walk the cliff-side trail above Bracelet Bay and dine at the Castellamare Restaurant.
Tadworth Court, The Children’s Trust
The Children's Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury. They provide expert rehabilitation, education, therapy and care at their specialist centre in Tadworth, supporting children and families across the UK. They also offer services in communities around the country and online support for parents.
Great Ormand Street Hospital for Children
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare. Our mission is to provide world-class clinical care and training, pioneering new research and treatments in partnership with others for the benefit of children in the UK and worldwide. In everything we do, we work hard to live up to our three core values: pioneering, world-class and collaborative
Breast Cancer Care, London
The only UK wide charity providing care, information and support to people affected by breast cancer whose mission is to have every person affected by breast cancer to get the best treatment, information and support. We will spend a morning at the Center, learning about breast cancer in the UK, treatment options, community services and nursing roles and responsibilities.
The Portland Hospital for Women, London
As the only fully private maternity hospital in the UK, The Portland Hospital places emphasis on safety and quality as well as providing a premier maternity service to ensure that your birthing experience is memorable for all the right reasons. With over 2,000 deliveries a year, our ethos is to put women at the centre of their own maternity care and empower them to make decisions about how they want to give birth all with the highest standards of healthcare quality and safety. We will spend a morning at the Portland Hospital, hearing from the manager of maternity services, touring the facility and learning about private maternity care in London.
Derrydown Clinic, St. Marybourne, UK
St. Marybourne is a beautiful, small village in Hampshire, UK with a rural population of both professionals and farming community. Derrydown Clinic provides the highest quality healthcare to patients in the Bourne Valley, Picket Piece and Andover area. Our doctors, nurses and all staff at our surgery are dedicated to offering a professional service. We will spend a day in St. Marybourne; both in the clinic with Dr. Rose providing an overview of rural health care in the UK and the nurse practitioner speaking about caring for the elderly in rural England. After our time at the clinic we will walk to a local family’s home to have afternoon tea and learn about living the rural village lifestyle and raising children in Hampshire. We will also visit the local Parish Church with its ancient Font, learning the history of the church from the local vicar.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
Founded in 1995, the Assisted Conception Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is widely recognized as a leading fertility centre in the UK. Our staff are experts in this highly-specialized field and our active research programme ensures treatment is based on the most up-to-date scientific evidence. We will spend one morning visiting the hospital assisted reproduction center and hear from the “Ward Sister” (manager) about infertility treatment in the UK. We will also hear from the embryologist who will give a lecture about IVF.
Holly House Hospital
Located on the borders of London, Essex and Hertfordshire in the midst of Epping Forest, Holly House Hospital is one of the South East's leading private hospitals. They are renowned locally for high standards of nursing care and friendly atmosphere. We will spend several hours visiting this facility, learning about health care and nursing from a private health-care perspective.
Royal College of Nursing Library
The Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre is home to the largest nursing specific collection of materials in Europe. We will spend one full day at the library utilizing their collections and resources as you read, research and contemplate the information for your paper.
Guys and St. Thomas Hospital NHS Trust
St.Thomas’ is the only hospital in London to have a highly specialized accident and emergency for maternity care, and a NICU. Located on the bank of the river Thames, this world class hospital also hosts the renowned Florence Nightingale museum. While visiting this NHS hospital, we will learn about policy, care and patient services from a public sector perspective.
Florence Nightingale Museum
The Florence Nightingale Museum aims to create an enjoyable, inspiring and enlightening experience for our visitors and to be a centre for research in the history of nursing. The collection spans the life of Florence Nightingale, the Crimean War and Florence's nursing legacy up to the present day. We will spend a morning at the museum, learning and assimilating how Florence Nightingale’s life and work continues to impact and influence nursing today.
TRAVEL/SIGHT SEEING OPPORTUNITIES AFTER CLASS
Staying in London provides many cultural opportunities for students to take advantage of after class and on the weekends. Faculty-led excursions will be offered most days after class, but students are free to explore the city on their own as well. On the weekends students have the option to travel to cities in Europe such as Paris, Brussels and beyond.
The program fee does not include meals except when on our excursion to Swansea, Wales. The dormitory has fully equipped kitchens so students can prepare their meals. There is a supermarket close to the dorm for shopping convenience along with a laundromat, drug store and post office.
Pictured above are LHSON students from summer 2014 with the Director of Nursing at Tadworth Court.
It is the student’s individual responsibility to obtain all appropriate passport and visa permits for any country they plan to visit during their time abroad. It is important to understand that you may be denied entry into or be deported from the country for which you did not obtain the required documents. You do not need a VISA for the United Kingdom.
Air Travel to/from London
Students are expected to make their own travel arrangements for the trip to London. Both Heathrow and Gatwick airports offer easy access to central London- the dorm opens on Friday, July 8th, 2016 for this course.
It is recommended that you consult your personal physician or travel clinic to find out if your immunizations are up to date. You will also need to inquire if there are additional immunizations needed if you plan to travel in other countries.
University of Westminster - Alexander Fleming Halls of Residence
This hall is situated in a lively, fashionable area of east London known for its many shops, cafés, restaurants and various markets nearby. Located on the edge of the Square Mile – the original City and London's most historic part – Alexander Fleming House is in walking distance of the financial district and various tourist attractions including the law courts, St Paul's Cathedral and the Barbican, Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue. Students will have their own private room and will share a bathroom down the hall with other LHSON nursing students.
Non-refundable deposit: Due Jan. 22 — $1,200.00
2nd Payment: Due Feb. 26 — $1,200.00
Final Payment: Due Mar. 25 — $1,200.00
The course fee includes a one month private room in the University of Westminster Dormitory, London; 20-day Britain Rail Pass and 4-week London Underground Pass. Also included is an open-top bus tour of London and Thames River Cruise. Additionally, there will be an excursion to Swansea University in Wales with 2 nights at a tourist class hotel; entrance to the Florence Nightingale Museum; excursions to Derrydown Clinic in Hampshire, England and Stonehenge World Heritage Site. Plus, this memorable trip will provide a welcome dinner at a neighborhood bistro and a farewell High Tea at Kensington Palace.
(3 credit hour course)
Program ONLY open to currently enrolled LHSON nursing students.
Please Note: Students who violate the Baylor University Student Code of Conduct will be sent home from England at their own expense whether or not the course is completed and may receive a failing grade for the course.
Lyn Prater, PhD, RN, CNE
Program Director, Course Faculty
Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing
3700 Worth Street, office #301
Dallas, Texas 75246
214-820-4695 office or 469-585-8823 cell
Lyn Prater, PhD RN CNE is currently a Clinical Professor at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing where she teaches on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She graduated with a PhD in Adult and Continuing Education in 1998 from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA. Her clinical nursing specialty is Obstetrics which she has taught for over 28 years along with Nursing Foundations and Leadership. She serves as the School of Nursing representative to the Baylor University IRB committee, and was appointed by the Provost to serve on the Quality Enhancement Plan focusing on Global Engagement. Her passion for International work has resulted in many collaborative efforts with faculty and students in Argentina, Great Britain, India, Iraq, Mexico, and Vietnam. Dr. Prater developed the study abroad course Women’s Health Care in Great Britain in 2000 and has been teaching this course every other summer since its inception.
Dr. Prater with LHSON students in 2014 on the bridge looking over the Thames River with St. Thomas Hospital in background.