Helen Rainey, MSC (Med Sci), BSc, RNT, RGN, Fellow HEA



Helen Rainey MSC

Helen Rainey MSC (Med Sci), BSc, RNT, RGN, Fellow HEA
Programme Leader MSc Leading People-centred Integrated Care; Lecturer BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care at the School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland

Helen Rainey is a lecturer within the School of Nursing and Midwifery on the undergraduate BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social programmes and the Programme Leader for the recently validated Post-graduate MSc Leading People-centred integrated Care at the University of the West of Scotland.

The undergraduate programme brings together undergraduate students from a variety of areas including health care, social care, voluntary and administration roles. It focuses on the integration agenda within Scotland and the UK, the contemporary issues facing the international community, person-centred services including self-awareness along with leadership, management, research, quality improvement and reflective skills.

As a new programme the Post-graduate programme is designed to provide a progressive pathway of Masters level study for staff working in the cross-sectoral field of health and social care with the key aims being to:

  1. Critically explore the concept of outcomes based, people-centred, integrated care from an individual, communities, service, organisational and international perspective;
  2. Develop a critical awareness of the important role of contextual, cultural and socio-economic factors in improving population health and wellbeing outcomes;
  3. Apply systematic and strategic thinking skills in planning, designing, implementing and evaluating people-centred integrated care;
  4. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the compassionate, creative and courageous leadership behaviours required to support transformational change and improve outcomes with people.

Helen Rainey’s background is nursing, having been in the profession for 30 years, with approximately 15 of these being in education, initially working in undergraduate adult nursing and now the integrated health and social care programmes. Prior to commencing in education my nursing experience was in were within the fields of acute medicine and acute stroke services.


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The “four questions” of the refocused psychotherapist [in the Biodyne Model] and the concept of the “onion/garlic” psychodynamic enabled me to not only conceptualize a case and plan treatment more rapidly, but to rise to a new level of professional confidence in meeting the behavioral care needs of my patients.

Dr. Gayle Cordes, DBH July 12, 2016

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