Lissette Aviles Reinoso

Thesis title: Approaching the families for organ donation: a constructivist grounded theory

Nursing Studies

Year of study: 4

  • PhD Researcher Nursing Studies
  • School of Health in Social Science

Contact details

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School of Health in Social Science
The University of Edinburgh
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Edinburgh
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  • Monday - Friday

Background

Lissette earned her Professional Degree in Nursing (RN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Universidad de Concepcion, Chile. Her professional experience was focused on critical care, working for many years mainly in public hospitals in the capital of Chile. She did a Diploma in Chronic Hemodyalisis at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, specialising in acute hemodialysis therapy as well.  She completed her Master of Nursing at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile as well. Her master’s dissertation was a phenomenological study exploring the experiences of donor's families who agreed on organ donation in Chile. She worked as Associate Professor at Universidad Andres Bello, Chile, where taught subjects such as Nursing Theory, Critical Care, and Qualitative Research for undergraduates and postgraduates. 

After awarded Becas Chile Scholarship by the Chilean Government, she started her PhD in Nursing Studies in 2016. Lissette's professional experience working in critical care and teaching as encouraging her passion towards linking nursing theory and practice to improve nursing care, healthcare service through a compassionate understanding of people experiences. Her PhD continues the understanding of the organ donation process but focus on the approaching families process for organ donation consent through a constructivist grounded theory study. She has a keen interest in qualitative methods, grounded theory, the social sciences, nursing theory, and ethical consideration conducting research.

Currently, working as a research fellow in YARNS Project.

Qualifications

  • Master of Science (MSc), Nursing. Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
  • Professional Degree in Nursing (BN), Universidad de Concepcion, Chile 

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Member, European Sociological Association (2019 - Present)
  • PGR Rep Nursing Studies, School of Health in Social Science, The University of Edinburgh 2018/2019
  • Member, Organising Committee, Thinking Chile, UK Global Seminar, UoE Chilean Society, The University of Edinburgh (2018 and 2019 version)
  • Member, Society for the study of Symbolic Interaction (2017 - Present)
  • Member, Grounded Theory Group, School of Health in Social Science, The University of Edinburgh (2017 - Present) 
  • Member, UoE Chilean Society, The University of Edinburgh (2016 - Present)

Undergraduate teaching

Tutor: Nursing Life Science (2018/2019) (2019/2020)

Postgraduate teaching

Mentor for Edinburgh Teaching Award

Research summary

Lissette has a keen interest in people experiences to improve nursing and healthcare, and as such qualitative methods, grounded theory, the social sciences, nursing theory, and ethical consideration conducting research.

Current research interests

Lissette's PhD continues the understanding of the organ donation process but focus on the approaching families process for organ donation consent through a constructivist grounded theory study. The study includes staff and family members perspectives with the aim of expanding knowledge of these interactions that may contribute to developing a theory, guide nursing practice as well as promote healthcare policies in the field. From March 2020, Lissette works as a Research Fellow for the YARNS project- Young Adults Rehabilitation Experiences and Needs Following Stroke

Past research interests

Nursing Theory, Nursing Education, Hemodialysis and Quality of Life

Project activity

  • Research Fellow - Young Adults Rehabilitation Experiences and Needs Following Stroke (YARNS) Project (March 2020-Present) www.ed.ac.uk/health/yarns
  • PGR Writing Retreat at Firbush, PGR Reps at School of Health in Social Science, The University of Edinburgh
  • Thinking Chile and Latin America: Sharing ideas in Edinburgh 2019 and Track One Health for Latin American Development. February 2019. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Organiser Committee. Check link: https://sites.google.com/view/thinking-chile-2019/page
  • Grounded Theory Workshop with Professor Tony Bryant. June 2018. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Organiser Committee SHSS Grounded Theory Group.
  • Thinking Chile: Sharing ideas in Edinburgh 2018. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Organiser Committee. Check the link:  https://sites.google.com/view/thinkingchile/page

Current project grants

- InspirED Student Award 2019 (Main applicant), School of Health in Social Science, The University of Edinburgh. £500. Project: PGR Writing Retreat at Firbush.
- Becas CHILE 2015, Chilean Commission of Science and Technology (Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica- CONICYT) Doctoral Scholarship. PhD fees at The University of Edinburgh (2016-Present).

Past project grants

- Chile Global Seminar UK 2019 (Co-applicant), Chile. £2500. Project: Thinking Chile and Latin America: Sharing ideas in Edinburgh 2019.
- Anglo Chilean Society Grant 2019 (Main applicant), UK. £250. Project: Thinking Chile and Latin America: Sharing ideas in Edinburgh 2019.
- InspirED Student Award 2018 (Co-applicant), School of Health in Social Science, The University of Edinburgh.£800. Project: Grounded Theory Workshop with Professor Tony Bryant.

Conference details

  • Grounded Theory Symposium: A methodological discussion in developing theory. Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK. Oral Presentation: 'Conducting data collection abroad. Is it incompatible with grounded theory? How do we engage with the methodology?'
  • Conference 2018 School of Health in Social Science. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. Oral Presentation: ‘Methodological and ethical challenges doing constructivist grounded theory in the field’.
  • Global Human Caring Congress, Santiago 2018. Watson Caring Science Institute, Santiago, Chile. Poster Presentation: 'A proposal of human caring for organ donation approach in Chile'.
  • Conference 2017 School of Health in Social Science. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. Oral Presentation: ‘Approaching families of potential organ donors: a grounded theory study’.
  • III Annual International Conference on Nursing. 2017, Athens, Greece. Oral Presentation: ‘Generating social responsibility nursing through a service-learning experience". Reynaldos K., Aviles L. & Henriquez C.
  • XV Pan American Nursing Research Coloquium. 2016, Mexico, Mexico. “Generating Social responsibility in nursing through a service-learning experience in Chile’. Reynaldos K, Aviles L & Henriquez C.
  • XV Pan American Nursing Research Coloquium. 2016, Mexico, Mexico. Oral Presentation: “Middle range theories in nursing’. Galdames L. & Aviles L.
  • III International Congress Models and Nursing Theories and Health Research. 2015, Neiva, Colombia. Key speaker. ‘Nursing Models in Critical Care Units: Step toward advanced nursing care’.
  • V Latino American Nephrology Nursing Congress. 2015, Santiago, Chile. Oral Presentation ‘Experience in organ donation process, an opportunity for nursing’.
  • XIV Pan American Nursing Research Coloquium. 2014, Cartagena, Colombia. Oral Presentation: ‘A change of live: Experience relatives who agreed to organ donation in Santiago, Chile’.
  • Surgical Nursing Symposium in II International Course “New frontiers in minimally invasive surgery: challenges of the XXI century”. 2014, Santiago, Chile. Oral Presentation: “A change of live: Experience relatives who agreed to organ donation in Santiago’.

Invited speaker

Organiser

  • Thinking Chile and Latin America: Sharing ideas in Edinburgh 2019 and Track One Health for Latin American Development. February 2019. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Organiser Committee. Check link: https://sites.google.com/view/thinking-chile-2019/page
  • Grounded Theory Workshop with Professor Tony Bryant. June 2018. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Organiser Committee SHSS Grounded Theory Group.
  • Thinking Chile: Sharing ideas in Edinburgh 2018. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Organiser Committee. Check the link:  https://sites.google.com/view/thinkingchile/page

Participant

  • Consortium of European Research on Emotion (CERE) Conference 2018. April 2018, Glasgow, UK.
  • Annual Conference 2017 Society for study of symbolic interaction. Grounded Theory Workshop with Professor Kathy Charmaz. August 2017, Montreal, Canada