‘Congenital Heart Disease, Lockdown and me: Global Perspectives of Living through a Pandemic’

Dr Kerry Gaskin, Chairperson Congenital Cardiac Nurses Association, Head of Department Midwifery and CPD, Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Worcester @GaskinKerry @CongenitalCNA #CCNA21 Over the last year children, young people, and adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), their families, health care professionals, organisations and charities supporting them, have faced unprecedented challenges […]

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Professional Advocates: Investing in practitioners to achieve excellence in service delivery

By Vanessa Whatley, @whatleyvj : Deputy Chief Nurse, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Lisa Stephens ,@sagefemme2000 : Lead Midwife for  Education, University of Worcester, and Michelle Sterry, @michelleSterry2 :  Lecturer in Midwifery, University of Worcester The role of the Professional Advocate (PA) is a vehicle for deploying the four elements of the Advocating for Education […]

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Postpartum psychosis: beyond the baby blues and postpartum depression

  In this latest blog in our spotlight on maternal mental health Dr Amy Perry, Research Psychologist from the Mood Disorders Research Group, University of Worcester, provides an overview of postpartum psychosis. New mothers are vulnerable to mood disturbances within the first year of childbirth. In more severe cases, these episodes can negatively affect not only […]

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To the mum who needs to hear this right now and the professional ready to listen – there is always hope

As part of our series of blogs throughout May 2021 for maternal mental health awareness month, Leanne Howlett describes her experiences of perinatal mental health.   Before I had children I had a really naive understanding of mental illness and believed I was immune to it. Five years on I have learnt the hard way the […]

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The Promotion of perinatal mental health by nurses in non-maternity settings

By Dr Catriona Jones. RM, PGCE, FHEA @CatrionaJones6  @EBNursingBMJ It is maternal mental health awareness week, a week dedicated to talking about mental illness during pregnancy and after childbirth. Any health care practitioner (HCP) can meet a woman in need of support and treatment for perinatal mental illness (PMI). It is important to take this […]

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Celebrating World Immunisation Week: Why Vaccination Matters

  Helen Sisson is a Lecturer in Public Health, in the Department of Midwifery and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Hull. She is currently undertaking a PhD investigating timeliness of vaccination in preterm infants.  @hsisson1 April 24th – 30th 2021 marks World Immunisation Week1, and this year presents even more […]

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‘Being’ person-centred: a reflection from a personal and professional experience

In this week’s Evidence Based Nursing Blog, Andrew Cassidy (@mrandycassidy) brings his own personal lived experiences and professional thoughts from his years working in the NHS and other sectors on what being person-centred looks like.  I’ve worked in the healthcare for nearly fifteen years, in the NHS, the third sector, and for a social enterprise. […]

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