COVID-19 Pandemic: The need to keep decision makers informed of the effects of restrictions on people living in Care Homes

By Emily Pimm @PimmEmily The COVID-19 pandemic has been described as a very difficult and trying time by those who work in the Care Home environment. On reflection, for me as a nurse leader, it has been one of the most challenging experiences of my career. However, I’d like you to now consider how it […]

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Social Media and Healthcare Professionals – a new way of communicating?

Daring to utter the words ‘social media’ amongst a group of healthcare professionals can often prompt the same response as the infamous ‘q’ word*. Whilst pained sighs, words of concern or even just uncomfortable silences might be how we respond, are we turning our backs on possible answers to the known failures in communication across […]

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“Everything Is Palliative Which Is Not Curative”: Perceptions and a New Understanding of Incurable Cancer

Hilde Buiting, PhD With Femke Botman, MSc, Patrick Brown, PhD, Vincent Ho, MSc, Gabe Sonke, MD, PhD Patients with incurable cancer often do not perceive themselves as “palliative”, a connotation they more commonly associate with impending death. Instead, these patients often prefer the word “chronic.” On the basis of nurses’ experiences we would like to […]

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Sleep deprivation and its relationship with the development of postpartum psychosis

By Lexi Ilgner-McEvoy – Midwife, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Lucy Flatley – Midwifery Lecturer, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds @lucycflatley Postpartum mood disorders are of major clinical and public health concern in the United Kingdom, where suicide is the leading cause of maternal death. The most recent MBRRACE-UK report highlighted a statistically […]

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Nursing outside of the box: the work of British Sikh Nurses

By Rohit Sagoo (@RohitSagoo) He is Chair of @NursesSikh The stereotypical view of nurses is a uniformed nurse working in a hospital.  Though existing community nurses are also part of the role, grassroots outreach work with organic engagement with community organisations is an innovation beyond the hospital walls.  In 2016, British Sikh Nurses (BSN) was set […]

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A review of the cancer nursing and AHP workforce within a district general hospital

Vicki Havercroft Dixon (@vjhavercroft), Lead Cancer Nurse – Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholar 2021/22 @FNightingaleF In May 2021 I was successful in starting the next part of my nursing leadership journey by commencing as a Florence Nightingale Foundation leadership scholar.  Then in September 2021, after nearly 25 years at the same […]

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Coaching for empowerment and self-management

In this week’s blog, Anya De Iongh, an Occupational Therapist from NHS Ayrshire and Arran, United Kingdom reflects on the powerful role of coaching in encouraging shared decision making, empowerment and self-management and how health professionals can implement this in their practice. I recently saw a patient who clearly demonstrated some change talk, and was […]

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