LAGOM – The Swedish Secret of Living Well

Lagom

As the Swedish proverb goes, ‘Lagom är bäst’ (The right amount is best). Lagom sums up the Swedish psyche and is the reason why Sweden is one of the happiest countries in the world with a healthy work-life balance and high standards of living.

Lagom is a way of living that promotes harmony. It celebrates fairness, moderation and being satisfied with what you’ve got. It’s not about having too little or too much but about fully inviting contentment into our lives.

Sweden-based Lola A. Åkerström is an award-winning writer and photographer who offers us a unique vantage point when it comes to adopting elements of a lagom lifestyle.

Full of insights and beautiful photographs, this authentic guide will help you make small, simple changes to your every day life – whether that’s your diet, lifestyle, money, work or your home – so you can have a happier, more balanced way of living.

lagom
Author and friend Lola A. Åkerström

 

Donna Kinnair, Director of Nursing, Policy and Practice, Royal College of Nirsing

Donna Kinnair, Director of Nursing, Policy and Practice

Dame Donna Kinnair
Dame Professor Donna Kinnair, joined the RCN as head of Nursing in 2015, providing leadership to the Nursing departments. Donna was then promoted and joined the RCN Executive Team to Director of Nursing, Policy and Practice in 2016, where her key role is to work with UK-wide RCN staff to drive and implement the future RCN professional nursing, policy and practice strategy.

Prior to joining the RCN Donna held various roles, including Clinical Director of Emergency Medicine at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust; Executive Director of Nursing, Southeast London Cluster Board; Director of Commissioning, London Borough of Southwark & Southwark PCT. She was the Strategic Commissioner for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority’s Children’s Services.

Donna advised the PM’s Commission on the future of Nursing and Midwifery in 2010 and served as nurse/child health assessor to the Victoria Climbié Inquiry.

She was quoted in a BBC article last year, NHS staffing levels lagging behind workload.

Dame Donna Kinnair, of the Royal College of Nursing, said the “meagre” increase in vital nursing staff was hard to understand and argued that it reflected recruitment failures in earlier years.

“The government must commit to train and retain more nurses to ensure patients receive the care they deserve.”

Stacy Johnson – Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

University of Nottingham

Stacy Johnson
Photo from the 11th Congress of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM)

Biography

Stacy Johnson is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham in the School of Health Sciences. After training as a nurse and completing a BSc in Health Studies at the University of Manchester, she read for a Masters degree in Economic and Quantitative Methods in Healthcare at City, University of London.

In addition to being Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences, Stacy is the Deputy Warden of Hugh Stewart Hall.

Expertise Summary

Stacy is in demand as an advisor and speaker on healthcare and Higher Education equality, diversity and inclusion. Since 2012, Stacy has been advising England’s Chief Nurse on matters affecting black and minority ethnic (BME) patients and staff as a member of the Chief Nursing Officer’s BME Advisory Group. She also lectures and researchers in the areas of healthcare leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Stacy has developed an exemplary reputation for capacity and capability building in the international Higher Education sector. She leads the School of Health Sciences’ strategy on and is a visiting lecturer at the Henan University of Science and Technology in China. She has been involved in advising on curriculum reform, faculty development and leadership development in nurse education in the UK, South Africa, China, the Middle East, India and the Caribbean. She has been an external examiner at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad, Witswatersrand University, South Africa, London Southbank University, England and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Teaching Summary

Module Convenor

Evaluating Interventions, Services and Policy in Health and Social Care (DTC Advanced Training Module)
Innovation, Leadership and Communication (2nd year BSc.)
Module Contributor

Leadership, Innovation and Communication, 4th year MNursSci
Leadership in Health and Social Care

Additional Teaching

Healthcare Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Innovation
Leadership
Health Economics and Health Policy Analysis
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Dissertation Supervision

BSc, MNursSci, MAN, MARM, MSc QPSI, MSc ACP

University Responsibilities

  • Deputy Warden, Hugh Stewart Hall, University of Nottingham
  • Chair: Univerity of Nottingham, Race Equality Steering Group

External responsibilities

  • Henan Institue of Science and Technology, People’s Republic of China
  • External Examiner: University of Edinburgh
  • External Examiner: Witswatersrand Univerity, Johannesburg, South Africa

Recent Publications

NAIRN,S., O’BRIEN E., TRAYNOR,V., WILLIAMS,G., CHAPPLE,M. and JOHNSON,S., 2006. Student nurses’ knowledge, skills and attitudes towards the use of portfolios in a school of nursing Journal of Clinical Nursing. 15(12), 1509-1520

Laura Flessel is Sports Minister in the French government

Hat tip: Monique Wells

Source: The African Courier

Laura Flessel is France’s sports minister.

Laura Flessel
Laura Flessel, during the first Council of Ministers, Thursday 18 May.
REUTERS / Benoit Tessier

Aged 45, she is a double Olympic fencing champion widely known in French sport.

Flessel, who was born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, is currently number one on the all-time list of French female Olympic winners, with five medals to her credit.

Flessel, who is married and has a daughter, was France’s flag-bearer at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in London. It was her fifth and last Olympics.

Donc on va travailler sur le sport et les femmes, le sport et la santé, la lutte contre le cancer, l’inclusion par le sport, l’expertise et la diplomatie.

— Laura Flessel in an interview with Paris Match