Attitudes towards pressure ulcers

Join our next EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 15th of November 2017, 8-9pm UK time which will focus attitudes towards pressure ulcers, and will be hosted by Jimmy Choo Lecturer at School of Healthcare, University of Leeds (@jimmychoo72). Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have one […]

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A vulnerable population – assessing and managing frailty in older prisoners

  Kathryn Waldegrave, Lecturer – Adult Nursing & PhD student, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, email – K.E.Waldegrave@leeds.ac.uk @waldyPhD An ageing prison demographic is fuelled by increasingly long sentences and historical cases being brought to prosecution. Many arguments suggest older prisoners should not be imprisoned, that the financial impact on the health and justice systems is too […]

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International Council of Nurses Congress – Using Social Media to Engage with Nurses

Roberta Heale (@robertaheale) & Joanna Smith (@josmith175) Associate Editors, EBN We are presenting how Evidence Based Nursing (EBN) is using social media to engage with nurses at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress, being help at the end of May 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Nurses across the globe will be exploring nurses’ roles in leading the […]

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To tell or not to tell? Honesty and hope in cancer nursing.

Jan Hunter, Lecturer in Nursing, University of Hull In the rather paternalistic past of the NHS, the established wisdom was that ‘doctor knew best’. If it was deemed a patient didn’t need to know they had a poor prognosis, then they didn’t find out (unless they had the wherewithal to put two and two together, […]

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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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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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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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Contemporary topics in respiratory care

Following our summer recess, we are delighted at EBN to welcome new and established Tweeters to our next series of Twitter chats. We have an exciting range of topics planned, starting on Wednesday the 7th of September 8-9pm (UK/BST) with a debate on developments in respiratory care hosted by Jacqui Pollington a respiratory nurse specialist […]

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The #hellomynameis campaign reaches its 3rd anniversary

This weeks ENB twitter chat on Wednesday the 2nd of March between 8-9pm(GMT) UK will be hosted by Kate Granger a doctor, but also a terminally ill cancer patient. and founder of the #hellomynameis campaign, and will focus on the importance of healthcare workers introducing themselves to patients. Participating in the twitter chat requires a Twitter account; […]

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Dementia and Advance Care Planning

We are delighted to share with you our latest guest blog, in partnership with @WeEOLC, from Sarah Russell on the topic of dementia and advance care planning. Sarah Russell is the Head of Research and Clinical Innovation at Hospice UK.  She is also the full time carer for her mother who lives well with Alzheimer’s.  […]

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