30 June 2015
Burns research at UH Bristol benefits from marvellous charity grant
Burns nurses at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children are
exploring new ways to address the emotional and psychological
effects of burns injuries, thanks to funding from Roald Dahl's
Marvellous Children's Charity.
The team have been awarded £14,647 to study patient's and
families' experiences of burn care, and their emotional and
psychological needs following a serious burn injury. They will also
assess the support that is currently available and identify any
ways in which the services could be improved.
Karen Coy, senior research nurse at the Healing Foundation
Children's Burns Research Centre at BRHC, said: "This is a great
opportunity, provided by the Roald Dahl Marvellous Children's
Charity, to allow nurses to lead their own research projects and
focus on an area of children's healthcare that is less understood
and researched, to implement changes which go on to improve care
for this group of children."
The project team will also develop a short film for children,
parents and staff to illustrate the feelings and emotions
associated with burns injuries, and develop targeted support
information for use in the wider burns nursing community.
Richard Piper, CEO of Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's
Charity, said "Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity has been
creating new Roald Dahl specialist children's nurse posts around
the UK for more than twenty years, and we will continue to do so.
Now, we also want to empower nurses to act upon their ideas by
helping them to lead on their own innovative and practical
research. All good children's nurses see the child, not the
condition. This insight, combined with their day-to-day experiences
at the frontline of care, makes nurses brilliantly placed to spot
new ideas for improvements."
Sophie Dziwinski, programme manager at Road Dahl's Marvellous
Children's Charity, said "We are delighted to be working with the
twelve selected nurse teams from the across the UK, many of whom
are already busy working on their projects. The projects we
have chosen cover a wide range medical disciplines and each project
is unique in its approach to improving children's care. We are
excited to see how each team progresses."
The BRHC project is one of 12 nurse-led research projects
designed to improve the quality of care for seriously ill children
and young people. The projects, which are spread across the UK,
have been funded through the charity's Marvellous Nurse Inventing
Room scheme, with support from the Burdett Trust for Nursing.
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