Dr Ray Samuriwo
Lecturer: Adult Nursing
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 healthcare professionals
My academic and research interests centre on evidence-based healthcare, wound healing, quality improvement and patient safety. A key strand of my work is focused on facilitating the formation 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
- Evidence Based Healthcare
- Healthcare Professional Education
- Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
- Systematic Reviews
- Translation Research
- Wound Healing
My teaching at undergraduate, Master and Doctoral levels is focused on the three pillars of evidence based healthcare: research, decision making and patient preference. I also lead modules that focus on evidence based healthcare, systematic reviews, professional values and research at different academic levels.
Professional and academic affiliations
- Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER)
- Cardiff Professional Values group
- The Cochrane Collaboration Wounds Group
- European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP)
- Institute for Health Improvement (IHI)'s Open School Welsh chapter
- International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS)
- NISCHR Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Registered Research Group (RRG)
- Tissue Viability Society (TVS) [Trustee]
- Welsh Wound Network
On Going Research projects.
£2700 February 2014- August 2015 "The use of care bundles in Midwifery: A scoping study" NISCHR Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Registered Research Group.
(Chief Investigator Dr Ray Samuriwo (Cardiff University) with Professor Billie Hunter (Cardiff University), Dr Lucie Warren (Cardiff University) and Susie Moore (Swansea University)
£8000 February 2015 - July 2015 " How nurses support medical student transition to junior doctor and ensure their safe clinical practice: An Exploratory study" Aneurin Bevan and Cwm Taf University Health Boards.
(Chief Investigator Dr Ray Samuriwo with Professor Alison Bullock (Cardiff University), Dr Lynn Monrouxe (Cardiff University) and Dr Katie Webb (Cardiff University)