Breast feeding research: reflections on the evidence-base

Jo Smith (@josmith175) Associate Editor at Evidence-Based Nursing and Lecturer Children’s Nursing, School of Health Care, University of Leeds. I have always been committed to teaching and promoting that patient care is underpinned by robust evidence. However, it is increasingly challenging to keep abreast of new evidence, let alone the time to appraise and consider […]

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To Tweet or not to Tweet

This weeks EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 15th June between 8-9 pm (UK time) will be hosted by Kirtsen Huby (@KirstenHuby) and Joanna Smith (@josmith175) Lecturer’s in Children’s Nursing, University of Leeds and will focus on ‘to tweet or not to tweet’ in relation to social media and healthcare.     Participating in the Twitter chat requires […]

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#whywedoresearch

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat will be held on Wednesday the 18th of May between 8-9 pm (UK time) and will be hosted by Kelly Young who is the Children’s Theme Team Lead for the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network (@mrskellyyoung) and will focus on the #whywedoresearch campaign. Participating in the Twitter chat requires a […]

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Health care management of advanced, irreversible chronic kidney

Helen Noble, Associate Editor EBN I am a researcher in health services research contributing to health care management of advanced, irreversible chronic kidney disease (CKD). This is evidenced by publications in leading international journals, leadership of successful funding bids, (most recently a multi-institutional NIHR study) and research awards. My research mainly focuses on people with […]

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The challenges & rewards of combing teaching & learning, research & scholarly activity

Joanna Smith (@josmith175), Lecturer Children’s Nursing, University of Leeds & Associate Editor EBN I have worked in higher education for 15 years, and draw on over 15 years’ clinical experiences, primarily caring for children with complex needs to inform my teaching and research. I qualified as a registered general nurse in 1986, and registered children’s […]

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Nurse academics rewards and challenges: undertaking research and scholarly activity

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 20th April between 8-9 pm (GMT) will be hosted by Professor Alison Twycross (@alitwy) who is editor of EBN and Dr Joanna Smith (@josmith175) one of the journal’s associate editors and will focus on the following question: What promotes and what stops nurse academics undertaking research & scholarly […]

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Managing Pain in Children: Helping to Improve the Use of Evidence in Practice

Alison Twycross (@alitwy), Head of Department for Children’s Nursing and Professor of Children’s Nursing, London South Bank University I have been editor of Evidence Based Nursing since August 2010 and during that time I have worked with a team of associate editors to make the evidence to guide practice more accessible to nurses working in clinical practice. […]

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The importance of research about patient care

By Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN I am working on a number of research projects, but one that is currently taking the forefront is related to advance care planning. Advance care planning has been defined as an ongoing process of reflection, communication, and documentation of a person’s values and wishes for future health and personal […]

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Sharing the evidence underpinning nursing care

Alison Twycross (@alitwy), Editor and Jo Smith (@josmith175) Associate Editor of Evidence-Based Nursing This week there will be no ‘formal’ twitter chat but Alison will be keeping us up-to-date by tweeting from Royal College of Nursing Annual International Nursing Research Conference. Follow the discussion at @EBNursingBMJ #ebnjc #research2016 At Evidence Based Nursing (EBN) we are […]

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