The power of reflection in nursing

Lizzie Ette. Lecturer in Nursing, The University of Hull This week’s EBN Twitter Chat is on Wednesday 1st February between 8-9 pm (UK time). The chat will be led by Lizzie Ette (j.ette@hull.ac.uk ), Lecturer in Pre-registration Nursing, The University of Hull. Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not have […]

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Turning Japanese – the global inequalities of ageing

Dr Fiona McGowan, School of Health Care Studies, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Eyssoniusplein Netherlands f.e.mcgowan@pl.hanze.nl We are all very much aware of how societies are ageing and this ‘demographic transition ‘ is widely recognised as a global phenomenon. How this shift in population composition impacts health and illness is not so conclusive. While trends […]

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Using Technology to Support Learning – confident, terrified or indifferent?

  This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 18th January between 8-9 pm (UK time) will be lead by Kirsten Huby, Lecturer in Children’s Nursing, University of Leeds, @KirstenHuby focussing on learning technologies. Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not have one you can create an account at www.twitter.com. […]

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The importance of public health in the nursing curriculum

  Lizzie Ette – Lecturer in Nursing, University of Hull It’s easy to imagine that public health is falling out of favour in the UK in the current era of austerity, which has ushered in cuts for local authorities, who are now predominantly responsible for the public health of their local population. With the Local Government […]

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Recognising, Assessing and Managing Deteriorating Adult Patients

By Gilberto Buzzi Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care / Institute of Vocational Learning | London South Bank University e-mail: buzzig2@lsbu.ac.uk When patients are admitted to hospital, the expectation is that they entering a place of safety. Their families, relatives and friends trust that once in the hands of healthcare professionals, their loved ones are […]

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The challenges of embedding spirituality into acute healthcare settings

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat is on Wednesday 5th October between 8-9 pm (BST) and will be hosted by Dr Janice Jones (@JaniceJ6873404) senior lecturer in the Institute of Vocational Learning, London South Bank University, Wilf McSherry, Professor in Dignity of Care for Older People School of Nursing and Midwifery, Staffordshire University, The Shrewsbury and […]

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Nursing Handovers: Important Complex Interactions with Limited Guidance

Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN, @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ I don’t know about you, but when I was in nursing school I was never taught anything about the ‘nursing handover’, or report given to the oncoming nurse. We learned what to do from our nursing preceptors and from the other nurses when we started practicing. The content […]

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Reflections on the hidden extent of restraint in critical care

Angela Teece (A.M.Teece@leeds.ac.uk). Trainee Lecturer in Adult Nursing, University of Leeds I recently left clinical practice, where I had worked as a critical care sister in a large district general hospital, to undertake a university role. Stepping back from practice and reading recent legislation on the deprivation of liberty (DoLS), enabled me to reflect on how the […]

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Simulation: Experiential, Safe Learning in Healthcare

Dr Ian Walsh, @Bigianbo – Queen’s University Belfast, School of Medicine i.walsh@qub.ac.uk Simulation is encountered increasingly in healthcare education, throughout both undergraduate and postgraduate arenas. Particularly in key areas such as patient safety, it has evolved significantly from simulated clinical tasks deploying high fidelity manikins to replication of complex clinical scenarios addressing nontechnical skill issues such […]

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