Younger women may reconsider breast cancer screening after using decision aids

Decision aids are designed to help patients weigh up the benefits and tradeoffs for a wide range of healthcare screening and treatment decisions. In addition they help patients take into account their individual risk profile, values and preferences. One of our most recent EBN commentaries explores an interesting study about the use of decision aids […]

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Family-witnessed resuscitation – benefits, barriers and best practice

Dr David Barrett – Academic Manager, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull This week’s EBN Twitter chat is on Wednesday 4th October 2017 between 8 pm and 9 pm (UK time) and will explore ‘Family-witnessed resuscitation in hospitals’. The chat will focus on benefits, challenges and best practice in this area of care. To participate in the Twitter chat, […]

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Safeguarding Looked after Children- Does Looked After mean safe?

Lin Graham-Ray Designated Nurse Looked After Children @LinGrahamRay1 This weeks EBN Twitter chat Wednesday 20th September 2017 between 8 pm and 9 pm (UK time) on ‘Safeguarding Looked after children- Does Looked After mean safe’ will focus on the concept of safeguarding vulnerable children in the care system and challenge the conception that once in care safeguarding […]

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How do we ensure that what we teach in university is applied in nursing practice?

Written by Dr Amelia Swift @nurseswift This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 3rd May between 8-9 pm (UK time) is being hosted by Dr Ameila Swift (@nurseswift) from the University of Birmingham and Professor Alison Twycross (@alitwy), Editor of EBN. This Blog provides some context for the Chat. To participate in the chat you need […]

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The importance of interprofessional curriculum for building high performing healthcare teams

By Allison Shorten, Associate Editor, Evidence Based Nursing Last week I had the opportunity to attend The Nexus Summit: Provocative Ideas for Practical Interprofessional Education (IPE) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Hosted by the National Center for IPE, this annual conference provides an amazing showcase of what happens when creative interprofessional (IP) teams get together to […]

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“Extraordinarily diverse??” – beyond the marketing rhetoric of corporate academia

Dr Fiona McGowan, Cordinator Global Health and Quantified Self, School of Healthcare Studies, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands e-mail – f.e.mcgowan@pl.hanze.nl Say Burgin’s recent blog in the Times Higher Education (May 20th 2017) https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/uk-higher-education-has-shrugged-its-shoulders-race-and-gender-discrimination highlighted how both racial and gender discrimination remain rife within higher education and refers to the persistent and deeply embedded […]

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