Work force stress and positive coping strategies

Dr Jo Gilmartin, People Systems and Services (PSS) Research Group, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, J.Gilmartin@leeds.ac.uk Contemporary academia has recently been reported as one of the most stressful professions in the United Kingdom; not the dreaming spires of academia; a life of reflection, unpacking concepts, writing papers, sunny afternoons punting on the river, or ‘Educating […]

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Mobilising identity through social media; psychosocial support for young people with life limiting conditions outside of the care setting

George Peat, PhD student based in the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds. Interested in predominantly qualitative research that explores perceptions of the self, @gpeat1 Join our EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 7th of March 2018, 8-9pm UK time, which will focus on social media as a psychosocial support for young people with life limiting […]

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Parental Experiences of having an Adolescent Child with Alopecia

Amrit Bhatti, PhD studen School Of Human & Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield Alopecia is an inflammatory condition in which individuals lose some or all of their hair. Although Alopecia is most prevalent among younger people (aged between 15 and 30 years), there is limited research on young people and very little on the perspective of […]

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Enhancing Nurses’ Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care (EPICC)

By Wilfred McSherry (Staffordshire University, England) Dr Linda Ross (University of South Wales, Wales)              Dr Tove Giske (VID Specialized University, Bergen, Norway) Dr Rene van Leeuwen (Christian University of Applied Sciences Viaa, Zwolle, Netherlands) Dr Tormod Kleiven (formerly Diakonova University College, now VID Specialized University, Oslo, Norway) The late […]

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Reviewing the literature: the challenges

Joanna Smith, Associate Editor EBN (@josmith175) Helen Noble, Associate Editor EBN (@helnoble) Join EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 17th of January 2018, 8-9pm UK time, which will focus on the challenges of undertaking a literature review in healthcare. Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have one […]

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Why become a blogger?

Joanna Smith, Associate Editor EBN (@josmith175) As the Internet developed and became a means for social engagement, particularly in the late 1990s, supported by an increased range and versability of software platforms, blogs (or web log -blog) have gained in popularity. Early blogs started primarily as online journals of diaries with ‘bloggers’ typically posting a monologue […]

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The unpopular patient in the intensive care unit

Angela Teece Lecturer in Adult Nursing, University of Leeds @Angela Teece My involvement in an EBN Twitter chat that discussed issues surrounding the use of restraint with agitated patients in critical care https://storify.com/josmith175/care-of-agitated-patients (Freeman and Teece, 2017), led to producing a poster for my School’s postgraduate research student conference. Whilst discussing the poster, I began […]

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Personalised Care and Support Planning – easier said than done.

Gill Wilson – Lecturer in nursing, University of Hull The concept of personalised care and support planning has been championed in health policy as a means of achieving person-centred care for people with long-term conditions (LTCs) (Department of Health (DH), 2006; DH, 2008; Coulter et al., 2015). It is a collaborative approach that seeks to […]

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Emotional Exhaustion in Nursing and the need for Self Care

Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN,  @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ EBN has just published an interesting commentary “Personality and interpersonal behaviour may impact on burnout in nurses” found here: http://ebn.bmj.com/content/ebnurs/early/2017/11/18/eb-2017-102797.full.pdf The study as the basis for this commentary used the Maslach Burnout Inventory as one of the research tools. The research tool incorporates three concepts two of which […]

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