Nurses play a key role in patient safety, but little is known about how they make sense of who they are and what they do when they work alongside trainee doctors with regards to patient safety and being competent as the latter progress in their medical careers. In this seminar, Dr Ray Samuriwo will present his work on how experienced nurses make sense of who they are and what they do, in terms of their identity as they work with trainee doctors to keep patients safe. This work has helped to describe the different identities and roles that nurses have and occupy as they strive to keep patients safe with trainee doctors. Ray will share his findings about how nurses make sense of who they are and what they do to ensure patients are safe when working with trainee doctors, and to support the latter to develop their competence as doctors.
Dr Ray Samuriwo is an Associate Professor in Adult Nursing at the University of Bradford, who carries out research on patient safety and decision-making in healthcare. His work is informed by principles and ideas from the humanities and social sciences. The focus of Ray’s work is on creating, testing, and improving theories that can be that people receiving healthcare are kept safe and always receive the best possible care.