Anne Mette Adams PhD journey, searching for better care across borders
The first time Anne Mette Adams heard about the Fundamentals of Care framework was during Alison Kitson’s visit to Bergen in Norway back in 2016.
With Anne Mette’s work experiences from the Norwegian, Danish and Australian health care settings, she immediately found the framework interesting and needed within the critical care context. Little did she know that one day she would work together with Alison at Flinders University, and she would do research across borders with ILC supervisors. Anne Mette’s PhD takes a pragmatic approach. She believes that nurses want to provide high levels of care but often lack the knowledge and tools to do so. Therefore, guided by the FoC framework, she has decided to develop a tool to help clinicians care for agitated patients in the intensive care unit.
Anne Mette Adams is an associate lecturer at Flinders University, a critical care nurse and a PhD candidate and has created this ILC Resouce:
A personal PhD journey searching for better care across borders
Showcasing the importance of the Fundamentals of Care framework within the intensive care context, her personal journey and motivation for doing research and finally, how the ILC is has helped her throughout her PhD.