Deaf People's Access to Nurse Education Project
Naomi Sharples (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nurse Tutor, University of Salford School of Nursing
Commissioned for the Demos Project - June 2002.
Naomi Sharples, Nurse Tutor at the University of Salford, describes some of the project management issues surrounding an innovative project to recruit deaf people into Mental Health Nursing.
Table of contents
- Background to the Project Methodology
- The Deaf Community
- Approaches to Diversity
- Organisational Vision at the University of Salford
- Audit and Assessment of Needs
- Management Commitment
- Clarity of Objective
- Clear Accountability
- Effective Communication
- Co-ordination of Activity
Naomi Sharples, Project Coordinator
I was recruited to post due to my knowledge of the project, the deaf community and my sign language skills to provide support for the students, University staff and placement supervisors and their teams. My knowledge has been determined through my experience of managing services for deaf people and underpinned by a degree in Linguistics and Deaf studies, as well as current knowledge of the British Deaf Community and the challenges faced by this linguistic minority group.