Supporting newly qualified nurses into the world of work

Jane Wray, Senior Research Fellow, Director of Research, School of Health and Social Work, University of Hull Finishing university and starting employment is an exciting time for newly qualified nurses. It’s the beginning of what is generally a long, successful and exciting career within the profession. It can, however, also be a stressful or challenging […]

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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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Caring for agitated patients

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 17th May 2017 between 8-9 pm (UK time) will focus on caring for agitated patients and is being hosted by Angela Teece (A.M.Teece@leeds.ac.uk), Trainee Lecturer in Adult Nursing, University of Leeds @AngelaTeece and Sam Freeman (samantha.freeman@manchester.ac.uk) Lecturer in Adult Nursing, University of Manchester Twitter @Sam_Freeman. Participating in the Twitter […]

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Music therapy in improving the quality of life of palliative care patients: does it work?

Dr Joanne Reid, Reader in Cancer Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queens University Belfast. Research Collaboration in Northern Ireland between Queen’s University, ‘Every Day Harmony’ and Marie Curie Hospice Belfast, funded by the Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland. Despite recent advances in medicine, patients with advanced illness continue to report high rates of suffering […]

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Engaging Students with Twitter

Kirsten Huby, Lecturer Children’s Nursing, University of Leeds (@KirstenHuby) Emma Wilson, Children’s Nursing Student, University of Leeds (@Emzieness The latest Horizon report (Adams Becker et al., 2017) recognises collaborative learning as one of the key trends that will be driving Higher Education for the next few years. It suggests that collaborative learning improves engagement, encourages […]

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Women with sickle cell disease carry additional risks for pregnancy

Professor Allison Shorten, Director Center for Interprofessional Education and Simulation, University of Alabama, and Associate Editor Evidence-Based Nursing  One of our most recent EBN commentaries reminds us of the health challenges faced by women with sickle cell disease globally. One of our expert commentators, Dr Eugene Oteng-Ntim from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, discusses a […]

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Nursing attitudes to deliberate self-harm

Clare Carswell, Undergraduate mental health nursing student  & Dr Helen Noble, Lecturer, Queens University Belfast Deliberate self-harm is a term that can be used to describe a variety of behaviours that involve an individual inflicting some form of physical harm to their own body. It is most typically associated with self-inflicted lacerations and self-poisoning. Self-harm […]

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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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Diaries for critical care patients

Angela Teece (A.M.Teece@leeds.ac.uk)  Trainee Lecturer in Adult Nursing, University of Leeds Critical care is primarily concerned with curative interventions and the use of technology, and nursing and medical care to maintain life. Patients are frequently sedated for long periods of time that can causes memory loss and unusual perceptual experiences which can make it difficult for […]

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