Can we use Social Media as a research tool to capture daily life experiences of young people with chronic pain?

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 4th April between 8-9 pm (UK time) is being led by Line Caes (@LineCaes), Unviersity of Stirling and Abbie Jones (@abbiejones86), PhD student at the University of Bath. This Blog provides some context for the Chat. You can contribute to the chat by adding #ebnjc to your tweets. […]

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Establishing the Clinical Characteristics of Cachexia in End-Stage Kidney Disease.

Dr Clare McKeaveney, PhD. Research Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast. Join our EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 21st March 2018, 8-9pm UK time, which will focus on cachexia in end-stage kidney disease. Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have one you can […]

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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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How do we best support newly qualified nurses in the workplace?

Dr Jane Wray, Director of Research, School of Health and Social Work, University of Hull, and Co-PI of the STaR (Supporting transition and retention of Newly Qualified Nurses) Project. This week’s EBN Twitter Chat, on Wednesday 21st February between 8-9 pm (UK time), focuses on how we support newly qualified registered nurses during their transition […]

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Encouraging a Spirit of Research in Nursing and Midwifery students

Mark Dornan, Adult Nursing Student, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast There is no doubt that the phrase “evidence based nursing” often conjures a fear and dread among many nursing and midwifery students. As part of the curriculum, undergraduate nursing students spend a significant portion of their time learning about evidence based practice. Often […]

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Why do some women avoid breast cancer screening?

Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN, @EBNursingBMJ @robertaheale A large percentage of my work in family practice care includes screening for early detection of disease. Cholesterol testing, PAPs, prostate and colon cancer screening are a few examples.  Another example is the mammogram which is used to screen for breast cancer. Recommendations vary so that the age […]

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Moving on: The transition from experienced nurse to novice academic

Jan Hunter, Nurse Lecturer, University of Hull Goodrich (2014) describes how nurses often see themselves as “gatekeepers of their profession”, sharing knowledge and skills in order to make a contribution to the future of nursing. It is an unwritten rule that experienced nurses will guide junior staff, formally or informally, as part of their daily […]

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