Kidney Transplantation and Quality of Life: What We Still Don’t Know.

Dr Clare McKeaveney, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast Kidney transplantation is considered the best treatment choice for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) as it is associated with lower mortality and better psychosocial outcomes when compared to dialysis. It is well established that in most cases, kidney transplantation markedly improves a patient’s quality of […]

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Learning to lead – empowering ward managers to drive practice forward

Lesley Gratrix, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull Leadership – influencing a group of individuals to achieve a common goal (Northouse, 2016) – is a sought-after commodity within nursing, but what is it, and who are our nursing leaders? Nurse directors and chief nurses can certainly be called leaders; they set the nursing direction […]

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What does a clinical professor in nursing look like?

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 21st November between 8-9 pm (UK time) is being led by Professors Bridget Johnston (@BridgetJohnst), University of Glasgow and Debbie Carrick-Sen (@Carrick-Sen), University of Birmingham. Debbie and Bridget are both Florence Nightingale Foundation (@FNightingaleF) Clinical Chairs and the chat will focus on what a professor in nursing looks […]

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Promoting global knowledge exchange about domestic abuse prevention in the UK and Uganda

Dr Maria Clark is a Lecturer in Nursing in the School of Nursing (Institute of Clinical Sciences) University of Birmingham, U.K. Paving the way In May 2016, the World Health Assembly Member States pledged a global plan of action on strengthening the role of the health systems in addressing interpersonal violence, particularly against women and […]

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How healthcare practitioners can better understand asexual identities and offer culturally competent care

Catriona Jones, University of Hull (@Free_wheeler68) This week’s EBN Twitter Chat is on Wednesday 7thNovember (8-9 pm UK time) and will explore issues around asexuality and how healthcare practitioners can provide culturally competent care to people who identify as asexual. Asexuality is generally defined as a lifelong lack of, or an absence of, sexual attraction.  […]

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Pay Equity for NPs and APNs: Twitter Chat Wed, Oct 17, 8pm ET (Toronto/New York)

Roberta Heale @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ Pay equity for NPs and APNs has become more and more of a concern.  There is ongoing evidence to demonstrate that NPs and APNs are not fairly remunerated.  Take, for example, that lack of any increase in salary of NPs in community agencies in Ontario for over 10 years. In their […]

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Mobile spaced education as a digital learning platform for undergraduate nursing students

Dr Clare McVeigh, Susan Carlisle, Matt Birch, Christine Oliver and Dr Helen Kerr, Queen’s University Belfast     Technology plays a growing and important role in today’s digital healthcare era. The role of technology is also important in the teaching and learning environment of healthcare professionals, which is why it is important to consider when […]

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