Mental health and wellbeing in critical care nursing

Nicki Credland, Chair of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses; @credland_nicki           Critical care is an extremely stressful working environment. The specialty is often misunderstood, with a lack of appreciation for the complexity of critical care nursing.  We know that it is a highly technical and constantly evolving environment and […]

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Nursing whilst black during COVID-19

This week’s Blog is written by Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing. As Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, I represent 450,000 registered nurses, midwives, students and nursing support workers. The work we do has a direct impact on nursing staff working […]

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The impact of Covid-19 on Advanced Clinical Practitioners

Blog written by: @HeathRim Heather Rimmer, Surgical Nurse Practitioner, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, hrimmer@nhs.net, MSc ACP Student, University of Worcester 2020, the International Year of the Nurse, really has been a year like no other. Ironically, thanks to the novel corona virus (Covid-19), which has been responsible for 1.08 million deaths to date (Shuman et al, […]

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Reflections and Resources for the Care of Nursing Staff During Covid-19

Dr Rebecca Garcia PhD RN MSc CPsychol Coronavirus and Covid-19 has unexpectedly placed nurses on the centre stage of health care services across the globe; demanding that health services respond by realigning their provision to meet the demand of unusually high numbers of acutely ill, or worse, end-of-life patients. This has resulted in nurses being […]

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Disordered Eating – Food, lockdown and me

By Emily England, MSc Adult and Mental Health Student Nurse, Year 2 University of Southampton @emily_angila In this week’s blog Emily England reflects upon a specific mental health issue ‘disordered eating’; something that she has observed as significant and rising during the period of the pandemic, both in her practice in community settings and across […]

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Mental Health and Wellbeing during a pandemic: who is caring for the carers?

By Dr Jane Wray, Associate Editor, Evidence Based Nursing, Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Director of Research. @livinginhope Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses have been in the frontline of care delivery and they have been lauded (and applauded) for their hard work, expertise, commitment and professionalism. However, as the public ‘clapped for carers’ and celebrated the […]

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Is a Crisis in Mental Health the Next Pandemic?

By Roberta Heale Deputy Editor for Social Media EBN and Alicia Grooms, M.A., Volunteer Stacey E. Roles & Associates Psychotherapy Services As we enter World Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s almost surreal to look back on the year to date. Spring brought unexpected and momentous changes along with the most significant–the COVID 19 restrictions. Instead of […]

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Domestic Violence and Abuse In the Time of COVID

Dr. Parveen A. Ali, Senior Lecturer, Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School, The University of Sheffield Domestic Violence and Abuse encompasses a range of abuse and violence occurring within a domestic context in any form including child abuse, elder abuse and intimate partner violence. It is important to understand how COVID19 has affected […]

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