Beyond the Sleeping Pill: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Contributed by Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN, @robertaheale, @EBNursingBMJ There’s not a more frustrating than tossing and turning all night.  However, between 30-50% of adults identify ongoing sleep disturbances.  While restless sleep once in a while is a nuisance, insomnia is a different story. It can be a significant problem particularly with older adults who […]

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Cardiovascular health is a global priority

  Dean Patricia Davidson @nursingdean from  John Hopkins University’s School of Nursing @JHUNursing will be leading this week’s EBN Twitter Chat (#ebnjc) on Wednesday 15th July between 8-9pm UK time (3pm-4pm EDT) focusing on cardiovascular health as a global priority. Participating in the Twitter Chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have one you can create […]

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Diabetes Week: Communication and Awareness

A Twitter Chat with Dr. Neil Black (@RneilABlack) – Wednesday 17th June @8-9pm. Dr Black, from the Western Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland, will lead the Twitter chat this week focusing on diabetes communication and awareness. Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have one […]

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Using health promotion theory with patients

Nova Corcoran, University of South Wales will be leading this week’s ENB twitter chat on Wednesday the 18th of February between 8-9pm focusing on ‘5 Quick ways to use health promotion theory with patients’. Participating in the twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have one you can create an account […]

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Acupuncture and My Search for Chronic Pain Treatments

by @RobertaHeale, Associate Editor, EBN What I like about being a nurse practitioner is the ability to provide wholistic care to patients including assessment, diagnosis and treatment.  It brings me great professional satisfaction to not only monitor my patient’s response to treatment of chronic conditions, but also to educate them about their condition and implement […]

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Reaching unreachable Groups by Nova Corcoran, Senior Lecturer, University of South Wales. Twitter @NovaCorks

    Firstly, the title of this blog is misleading. No group is unreachable. A better term is ‘hard to reach’ as this implies the possibility that they can be reached. Why are they hard to reach? Here are two suggestions. Firstly, the very nature of society and our norms, values and practices exclude certain […]

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The need to focus on public health nursing by Wendy J Nicholson, Department of Health 
Public Health Nursing 
Professional Officer – School and Community Nursing. Twitter @WendyJNicholson

The next EBN TWITTER journal chat will take place on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 8-9 pm (UK time) and focus on public health nursing challenges and roles. Before joining in the Twitter Chat you might like to read the associated Blog Introduction Over the last few years we have been fortunate to work with a number […]

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Can Qualitative research help us to deliver better primary care services? By Calvin Moorley and Josephine Bardi.

On Twitter @CalvinMoorley @JoBardi01 I have recently been collecting data for a research project on life after stroke funded under the Mary Seacole award for Leadership in Nursing. The data collection method is semi structured indepth interviewing and by its given nature is qualitative research (Robson 2011). My project investigates the lived experience of stroke […]

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