‘Losing the child’s voice’ and ‘the captive mother’- an inevitable legacy of family-centred care?

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 4th January between 8-9 pm (UK time) in conjunction with @WeCYPnurses will focus on child & family centred care. The chat wll be lead by Professor Linda Shields (@lshields50), Charles Stuart University, Australia; Professor Philip Darbyshire (@PDarbyshire), global healthcare consultant; Sarah Neil (@SarahNeill7) University of Northampton, UK; and Dr […]

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Mission Possible – Putting Neonatal Pain Knowledge into Action

Dr Denise Harrison (RN, PhD), Associate Professor, Chair in Nursing Care of Children, Youth and Families, University of Ottawa &  Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute dharrison@cheo.on.ca OR denise.harrison@uottawa.ca This week’s EBN Twitter Chat is being held on Tuesday August 16th from 1100-1200 (Pacific Daylight Time), between 1900-2000 (British Summer Time) and is a joint venture […]

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The Power of a Parent’s Touch on Newborn Procedural Pain

Dr Marsha Campbell-Yeo PhD RN, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Associate Professor and Clinician Scientist, School of Nursing, Departments of Pediatrics, Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre marsha.campbellyeo@iwk.nshealth.ca No parent wants to see his or her child experience pain. Sadly, for parents of sick or preterm babies requiring hospital care, it’s a common event with preterm and sick babies […]

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Let’s do it With Parents!

Professr Family Health care, School of Nursing, Univisrt of California San Francico Linda.Franck@ucsf.edu @lfranck77 @UCSFnurse @UCSFPTBI Joining together for COINN 2016 is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come – and where we still need to do better – in preventing and treating neonatal pain. As I think about the role of […]

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Mission Possible – Prioritize Pain Prevention

Professor Bonnie Stevens, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada b.stevens@utoronto.ca We have heard repeatedly about the high numbers of painful procedures undertaken with hospitalized neonates and their potential consequences. We are also aware of insufficient practices to treat the pain associated with these procedures. This inadequacy is often attributed […]

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Key messages from INANE

Alison Twycross (@alitwy), Editor and Joanna Smith (@josmith175) and Roberta Heale (@robertaheale), Associate Editors, EBN Last week we shared our excitement at the prospect of representing EBN, and presenting the successes and challenges of embedding social media as a core EBN activity at the International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE), conference. The opening gala was a […]

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Breast feeding research: reflections on the evidence-base

Jo Smith (@josmith175) Associate Editor at Evidence-Based Nursing and Lecturer Children’s Nursing, School of Health Care, University of Leeds. I have always been committed to teaching and promoting that patient care is underpinned by robust evidence. However, it is increasingly challenging to keep abreast of new evidence, let alone the time to appraise and consider […]

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Reaching Families with Evidence-Based Health Information

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 6th July between 8-9 pm (UK time) will focus on reaching families with evidence-based health information. The Twitter Chat will be hosted by Dr Christine Chambers (@drcchambers) and Dr Abbie Jordan (@drabbiejordan). This Blog provides some context for the Chat. The examples given relate to paediatric pain but […]

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#whywedoresearch

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat will be held on Wednesday the 18th of May between 8-9 pm (UK time) and will be hosted by Kelly Young who is the Children’s Theme Team Lead for the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network (@mrskellyyoung) and will focus on the #whywedoresearch campaign. Participating in the Twitter chat requires a […]

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The challenges & rewards of combing teaching & learning, research & scholarly activity

Joanna Smith (@josmith175), Lecturer Children’s Nursing, University of Leeds & Associate Editor EBN I have worked in higher education for 15 years, and draw on over 15 years’ clinical experiences, primarily caring for children with complex needs to inform my teaching and research. I qualified as a registered general nurse in 1986, and registered children’s […]

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