International consultant joins Erskine’s nursing team
Professor Brendan McCormack, top international consultant.
By Judith Haw
Erskine’s Director of Care Derek Barron is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Brendan McCormack as Honorary Nurse Consultant for the Veterans’ charity.
Professor McCormack is a Nursing Professor and Head of Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Arts Therapy at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. He works within the Division of Nursing and is a full member and Associate Director of the Centre for Person-centre Practice Research.
His internationally recognised work in person-centred practice development and research has resulted in successful long-term collaborations throughout the world including in Norway, Canada, Australia and South Africa.
Brendan has more than 600 published outputs, including 180 peer-reviewed publications and eight books. He is the ‘Editor Emeritus’ of the “International Journal of Older People Nursing”. Brendan is a Fellow of The European Academy of Nursing Science and Distinguished Fellow of the European Society for Person Centred Healthcare (ESPCH).
Speaking about the charity’s first ever Honorary Nurse Consultant appointment, Derek Barron said: “I am personally and professionally thrilled that Brendan has taken on this role with us at Erskine. Brendan is an inspirational nurse leader who influences nursing practice across the world. To have him working with us is an exciting opportunity for us to continue to develop our person-centred practice here at Erskine, under his guidance.
I personally have been influenced by Brendan in both my thinking and approach and look forward to that learning and development being extended to all our staff, with the aim being excellence in care for our residents within our four care homes.”
Professor McCormack said: “I am delighted to be taking up this position as Honorary Nurse Consultant with Erskine. The team’s commitment to person-centred care and the development of person-centred cultures is exemplary and something I am delighted to be a part of. As a member of the Teaching and Research-based Care Home Project, working with Erskine provides great opportunities for developing practices that can help all older people in care homes, as well as further advancing Queen Margaret University’s commitment to nurses as Clinical Academics.”