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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Turning Japanese – the global inequalities of ageing

Dr Fiona McGowan, School of Health Care Studies, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Eyssoniusplein Netherlands f.e.mcgowan@pl.hanze.nl We are all very much aware of how societies are ageing and this ‘demographic transition ‘ is widely recognised as a global phenomenon. How this shift in population composition impacts health and illness is not so conclusive. While trends […]

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Using Technology to Support Learning – confident, terrified or indifferent?

  This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 18th January between 8-9 pm (UK time) will be lead by Kirsten Huby, Lecturer in Children’s Nursing, University of Leeds, @KirstenHuby focussing on learning technologies. Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not have one you can create an account at www.twitter.com. […]

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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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‘Losing the child’s voice’ and ‘the captive mother’- an inevitable legacy of family-centred care?

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 4th January between 8-9 pm (UK time) in conjunction with @WeCYPnurses will focus on child & family centred care. The chat wll be lead by Professor Linda Shields (@lshields50), Charles Stuart University, Australia; Professor Philip Darbyshire (@PDarbyshire), global healthcare consultant; Sarah Neil (@SarahNeill7) University of Northampton, UK; and Dr […]

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Helping Older People with End Stage Kidney Disease make Decisions about Treatment

Dr Helen Noble, Lecturer & Clare Carswell, Undergraduate mental health nursing student, Queens University Belfast There are at least 59,000 adult patients receiving renal replacement therapy to treat end stage kidney disease (ESKD) in the United Kingdom. In addition there are over 1.8 million people being treated globally – 77% treated with chronic dialysis and […]

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The importance of public health in the nursing curriculum

  Lizzie Ette – Lecturer in Nursing, University of Hull It’s easy to imagine that public health is falling out of favour in the UK in the current era of austerity, which has ushered in cuts for local authorities, who are now predominantly responsible for the public health of their local population. With the Local Government […]

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Managing pain in children: How far have we come in the past 20 years? Where do we need to get to?

In October it was 20 years since the first Pediatric Pain Letter (http://childpain.org/ppl/) was published. Over the years this publication has disseminated a huge about of information about pain in children. Despite this, and other work in the area, children continue to experience unrelieved moderate to severe pain while in hospital (Kozlowski et al. 2014, […]

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