A renal conference to share evidence

  Date for the diary – Malmo, Sweden 31st August-3rd July 2013. A really good way of catching up with the latest evidence in an area of interest is to attend a conference. The 42nd European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA) International Conference taking place in Malmö, Sweden, is coming closer […]

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Enhancing Access to Primary Health Care

Guest Blog By:  Jennifer Fournier RN(EC), BA, MHS Director, Capreol Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic in Capreol, Ontario, Canada I work as a Nurse Practitioner in Ontario, Canada. In recent years our provincial government has funded Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics. These clinics were the product of a local innovation designed to address the ongoing shortage of primary health care services […]

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Online Journal Club Session 1

The first Online Journal Club session deals with an important issue, which is not well understood:  Self-harm.  The research study and commentary explore self-harm episodes within inpatient psychiatric services. This study is very important because it is the first to focus solely on inpatient self-harm in a national healthcare system. The commentary offers insight into […]

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Nurse’s Intention to Leave

Nurses working in hospitals across the globe are experiencing unprecedented levels of responsibility, stress and burnout with increasing care demands and lowered staffing levels.  Organizations and governments typically turn a deaf ear to issues raised by nurses and nursing groups.  Nurses are often accused of lack of caring and compassion along with diminished quality of […]

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Conferences: opportunities, challenges and rewards

My last bog on the 27th March, shared with you my experiences of debating the meaning of patient-centred care with a group of undergraduate nursing students. Next month is exciting because I will be undertaking two international conference presentations relating to patient-centred care and collaborating effectively with children, young people and families.  Although a fairly […]

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EBN Twitter Journal Club –Session 10

Depression in older people is becoming a major mental health concern. It is associated with functional disability, co-morbid medical conditions and social deprivation. Many studies focus on the treatment of depression, however, there is growing evidence about prevention of depressive episodes in older people through exercise.  The focus of our study this week is one […]

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EBN Twitter Journal Club–Session 9

One often hears the anecdotes  about abuse of nurses from patients, families, co-workers and employers.  A recent study sought to determine the experience of nurses and midwives with aggressive behaviour and bullying. Of the 1495 returned questionnaires over half of the participants (52%) experienced some form of workplace aggression. Thirty-six percent experienced violence mostly from […]

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