Lecture gets to the heart of nursing for cardiovascular patients

Heart disease, diabetes and self-care for patients and their families was the topic of a lecture given today (4 September) by a distinguished US professor of nursing.

Professor Sandra Dunbar of Emory University, Atlanta was in Manchester to deliver a Florence Nightingale Foundation Nursing Lecture about her research into helping people with type two diabetes and heart disease manage their conditions.

Just before beginning the lecture, she outlined her work in the audio below:

Professor Dunbar is formerly a cardiovascular nurse researcher whose programme of research has focused on improving outcomes for complex cardiovascular patients and their families. She is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing and Associate Dean at the School of Nursing, Emory University.

She said: “The essential success of the programme is down to well-prepared nurses who were delivering it to patients in the hospital and in the community.”

The Florence Nightingale Foundation Nursing Lectures are a partnership with The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Upcoming lectures can be booked onto here and past lectures are available to view on YouTube.