Personal reflections on inner resilience: When the chips are down

This week’s blog is written by Lynn Craig (Twitter: @phd_scphn; LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/dr-lynn-craig-412b76147). Lynn is a nurse, currently working in a North East Clinical Commissioning Group as the Strategic Clinical Commissioning Lead. Her portfolio includes Ageing Well,  Enhanced Health in Care Homes, Falls, Frailty and End of Life (Palliative Care). Lynn is proud to be a […]

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Remembering those who have been affected by suicide on World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

By Dr. Jo Bell, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull World Suicide Prevention Day WSPD2021 – IASP promotes worldwide commitment and action to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention. It urges us to remember all those who have died by suicide, and reflect upon what it means, and how it affects […]

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Reckoning with sexual harassment in nursing

This week’s Blog is written by Leanne Patrick (@LeanneHPatrick) a specialist nurse in domestic abuse and sexual violence. Following “serious allegations of sexual harassment”, The Royal College of Nursing has taken the decision to move its annual congress event online. Although the announcement has come as quite a shock to many members and potentially divided […]

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It’s time to recognise the rebirth of telephone nursing

This week’s Blog is written by Ellen Edwards (@EllenCEdwards). Ellen is a Lead Clinical Educator/Trainer for the NHS 111 Wales Programme and one of this year’s Florence Nightingale Foundation (@FNightingaleF) Digital Leadership Scholars. The Covid19 pandemic has shed light on alternative ways of working none more so than in Telephone Nursing and Remote Clinical Decision […]

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Student Life: One Nursing Student’s Perspective

Katie O’Sullivan @KatieOS25760094 4th Year Nursing Student, Bachelor of Children’s and General Nursing, Dublin City University What is your main role? My main role as a student nurse is to learn both the theoretical and clinical aspects of nursing.  Theoretical input helps prepare us for clinical placements, which will vary widely throughout the 4 years, […]

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Enhancing individualised care of multiple birth families on NICU

This week’s blog comes from Courtney Chater who qualified as a children’s nurse in 2016, and worked for 16 months on PICU at Birmingham Children’s Hospital before moving to NICU at Birmingham Women’s Hospital in February 2018. Courtney has developed an interest in supporting multiple birth families and describes her approach to mobilising new learning […]

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Do nurses really need to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week?

By Lizzie Ette, Lecturer in Nursing, University of Hull and PhD candidate, Edinburgh Napier University. @busygirlizzie The first week of August sees the return of the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). Co-ordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) this event is usually well-known amongst midwifery and health visiting teams. However, WBW is perhaps less […]

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A day in the life of…a Clinical Nursing Professor

In the third blog of our ‘day in the life of…’ series, Catherine Paterson, a Professor and Clinical Chair in Nursing at University of Canberra, Australia talks about her current role and career journey in clinical academic nursing research. (1) What is your job title and your main role/responsibilities?My nursing title is a Professor in […]

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