The rise and rise of the nursing apprentices.

This blog comes from Alwin Puthenpurakal, an experienced senior lecturer and researcher working at The University of Greenwich. He led University apprenticeship programmes since its inception and highly values the impact it has on widening social mobility and addressing the national workforce challenges. With almost two decades worth of clinical experience, he is an experienced […]

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Evidence Based Nursing is supporting the next generation of nurse editors

Evidence-Based Nursing (EBN) is committed to supporting new editors and the editorial team has developed and launched a new innovative ‘Editorial Development Opportunity’ (EDO) for nurses. Dr Roxanne Crosby-Nwaobi (Associate Editor; Lead for Diversity and Clinical Academic Careers) and Dr Ben Parkinson (Deputy Editor for Content) recently attended the 41st Annual Meeting of the International […]

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Measuring what matters in person centred care

This week’s blog has been written by Dr Lisa Kidd who is a member of the Evidence Based Nursing journal team and works as a Professor in Nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom.  Lisa’s programme of research focusses on supporting person-centred self-management and in this latest blog, she deals with the thorny issue of how […]

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What’s hot and what’s new?: reflections from the American Thoracic Society Annual Conference (ATS), Washington, DC May 19-24 2023

In our new ‘What’s hot and what’s new?’ blog series for Evidence Based Nursing, we share reflections on the latest news, research and updates to clinical practice and guidelines from different areas of healthcare and topics.  This week, Dr Nicola Roberts (@DrNRoberts) from Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom shares her insights and reflections for nurses […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: the role of Nurses and other Health and Social Care Professionals in Vaccine Concerns

This week’s blog has been written by Dr Carol Gray Brunton, from Edinburgh Napier University, UK and highlights the vital role that nurses and health professionals play in addressing beliefs around vaccines. Vaccination is one of the most successful public health interventions in developing countries through the eradication of infectious diseases. Achieving high vaccination rates […]

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Everyday challenges of being a nurse team leader: “Do you have two minutes?”

Blog by Jo McVey (Lecturer of Mental Health Nursing) at Glasgow Caledonian University. Being a Nurse Team Leader in Older Adult Community Mental Health Services is three-fold: there is the management of staff, the management of a caseload of patients, and the management of a service. The advice given is “be prepared and be organised,” […]

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“Don’t talk your business”: Big and small actions to promote Black Women’s engagement with healthcare.

This week’s blog has been written by Dr Clare McFeely RM, BSc, MSc, PhD, PgCAP (@ClareUoG) & Tobi Adebayo RN, BN(Hons) from Nursing & Healthcare School (@UofGNurse), School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. Black people are more likely to experience mental illness but less likely to access mental health services, […]

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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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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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