Menstruation: The Next Vital Sign

Roberta Heale Associate Editor, EBN @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ In a presentation at the 40th National Association of Pediatric NPs in New Orleans in early March 2019, Joan Mezera and Meara Henley put forward some important ideas about necessary changes in the way health care providers view and assess menstruation in teenage and adolescent female patients.  They […]

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Promoting Exercise for Aging Patients Needs to Start with Us

Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN, @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ Aging is not for the faint of heart, but getting older and being old are not the same thing.  We want to maintain vitality throughout our lives and the key to this is so very simple. We all know the answer:  exercise. Of course genetics, diet and lifestyle choices […]

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Work force stress and positive coping strategies

Dr Jo Gilmartin, People Systems and Services (PSS) Research Group, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, J.Gilmartin@leeds.ac.uk Contemporary academia has recently been reported as one of the most stressful professions in the United Kingdom; not the dreaming spires of academia; a life of reflection, unpacking concepts, writing papers, sunny afternoons punting on the river, or ‘Educating […]

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The importance of public health in the nursing curriculum

  Lizzie Ette – Lecturer in Nursing, University of Hull It’s easy to imagine that public health is falling out of favour in the UK in the current era of austerity, which has ushered in cuts for local authorities, who are now predominantly responsible for the public health of their local population. With the Local Government […]

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Breast feeding research: reflections on the evidence-base

Jo Smith (@josmith175) Associate Editor at Evidence-Based Nursing and Lecturer Children’s Nursing, School of Health Care, University of Leeds. I have always been committed to teaching and promoting that patient care is underpinned by robust evidence. However, it is increasingly challenging to keep abreast of new evidence, let alone the time to appraise and consider […]

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The #hellomynameis campaign reaches its 3rd anniversary

This weeks ENB twitter chat on Wednesday the 2nd of March between 8-9pm(GMT) UK will be hosted by Kate Granger a doctor, but also a terminally ill cancer patient. and founder of the #hellomynameis campaign, and will focus on the importance of healthcare workers introducing themselves to patients. Participating in the twitter chat requires a Twitter account; […]

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