Changing the conversation about health

Winners of the 2014 Michael Pittilo Essay Prize

Michael Tonkins MP winner 2014We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 essay prize.  Click their names to download and read the winning essays below.

Now in its fifth year, the Award is named after the late Professor Michael Pittilo, Vice Chancellor of Robert Gordon University. Professor Pittilo was a scientist, educationalist and champion of inter-professional education.

In line with the College’s aim of changing conversations about health, this year’s theme explored issues of self-management and resilience and asked:

Is there a link between increasing self management, and the resilience of the care provider? Will empowering and enabling the patient to take on more responsibility for their own health, actually help the care provider feel a greater accomplishment and allow them to let go of a bit of the responsibility?

1st prize – Michael Tonkins, Medical Student, University of Sheffield.

2nd prize – Sarjit Singh, Medical Student, Glasgow University

Joint 3rd prize – Ruth Perez-Merino, Adult Nursing Student, Manchester Metropolitan University

Joint 3rd Prize – Claire Cooke, Medical Student, University of Sheffield