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Dr Ray Samuriwo  -  RN, PhD

Position:Lecturer: Adult Nursing

Telephone:+44 (0)29 206 87749
Location:Room 1.3/2, 1st Floor, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park Campus, Cardiff, CF14 4XN

Personal Statement

My background is in Critical care and I have worked in Cardio-thoracic, transplantation and general critical care units. I also worked for many years as a clinical academic in Critical Care, which provided me with some valuable insights into clinical practice.
Modern healthcare is not just about treating a condition or managing an illness, but it is about providing people with the treatment that they need and providing them with the knowledge and support that they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives. In Theaetetus, Plato defined knowledge as the intersection of truth and belief where knowledge cannot be claimed if something is true but not believed or believed but not true. Therefore, I believe that a person has to have the appropriate skills and attitude if they are to interpret the evidence that is available and to use it appropriately to improve their own health and well-being or that of others.

I subscribe to the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen, which is about seeking to continually improve in all that you do. Continually improving the quality of care that patients receive is of prime importance and I am keen to work with anyone an interest in improving the quality and safety that patients receive or the education and training of nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Academic Interests

My academic and research  interests centre on the development of  healthcare professionals with the knowledge, skills and attributes required to deliver safe high quality care to patients in a diverse range of healthcare settings.  I am interested in how patients and the public can become more engaged with the education of healthcare professionals and the delivery of individualised high quality safe care in clinical practice. I am also interested in how the commissioners of healthcare, researchers and academics can create an environment in which healthcare professionals are able to consistently deliver high quality care to patients and patients receive individualised care.  My specific areas of interest are:

Decision Making
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
Translation Research
Wound Healing

Teaching Profile

I teach students at undergraduate and post graduate level and most of my teaching revolves around communication, evidence based practice, professional values and research.

Professional and Academic Affiliations

Tissue Viability Society (TVS)
European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP)
The Cochrane Collaboration Wounds Group
International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS)