Treating pain during pregnancy and breast feeding

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Weds 19th April at 8-9pm UK time will focus on pain during pregnancy, how important and difficult is to treat pain during pregnancy and breast feeding. The Twitter Chat will be hosted by Dr Massimo Allegri, Assistant Professor in Anesthesia Intensive Care and Pain Medicine at the University of Parma […]

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Caesarean section increases risk of preterm birth in subsequent pregnancy

Professor Allison Shorten Center for Interprofessional Education and Simulation, University of Alabama at Birmingham Prevention of preterm birth remains an important priority for international perinatal research. Identification of risk factors is important for development of effective preterm birth prevention strategies. One of our latest EBN commentaries, by international experts Laura Visser, Marjon A de Boer and […]

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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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To tell or not to tell? Honesty and hope in cancer nursing.

Jan Hunter, Lecturer in Nursing, University of Hull In the rather paternalistic past of the NHS, the established wisdom was that ‘doctor knew best’. If it was deemed a patient didn’t need to know they had a poor prognosis, then they didn’t find out (unless they had the wherewithal to put two and two together, […]

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Desert Island Discs and the role of the health care professional in addressing child health inequalities….

Blog written by Kath Evans  This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 15th March between 8-9 pm (UK time) will focus on the role of the health care professional in addressing child health inequalities. The Twitter Chat will be hosted by Kath Evans (@kathevans2) a children’s nurse who works at NHS England and leads on […]

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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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Do you Choose Wisely?

By Roberta Heale, Associate Editor BMJ @EBNursingBMJ  #ebnjc  @robertaheale There is a growing trend for overuse of healthcare interventions, including prescriptions and treatments. Choosing Wisely is a global initiative with a mission to improve decision making between health care providers and patients and to decrease the use of unnecessary, or unwarranted tests and treatments. Choosing […]

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Living with paediatric chronic illness: What are the developmental challenges?

  Abbie Jordan (@drabbiejordan), University of Bath and Line Caes (@LineCaes5), University of Stirling will be leading this week’s EBN Twitter Chat (#ebnjc) on Wednesday 15th February between 8-9pm UK time focusing on the developmental challenges of living with a paediatric chronic illness.       Participating in the Twitter Chat requires a Twitter account; […]

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