Be proud of your mouth: Taking care of your oral health can help you live a happier and healthier life

Victoria Hewson (MSc, BSc (Hons), SFHEA, RDN) @HewsonVictoria, is Head of the Nursing Department and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull, UK The 20th March 2021 marks World Oral Health Day1, a key opportunity for health and care professionals to promote positive oral health messages and encourage the public to […]

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Eliminating Cervical Cancer – We Can All Play Our Part

By Catherine Best @CBest_23 Catherine Best is a registered nurse, Practice Educator at Saint Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough North Yorkshire, UK and a Queen’s Nurse with the Queen’s Nursing Institute It’s embarrassing right? Hands up ‘Who likes going for smear tests?’. Not me, that’s for sure and probably not any of the women who attend […]

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Self-care as a moral responsibility: an update following the twitter chat 8/4/2020

  Noirin O’Neill wrote a blog for us, published on March 29th, titled “Self care, public health messaging and moral responsibilities during a global health emergency – a patient perspective”.  This was followed by a twitter chat on 8 April 2020.  The following is a summary of the main discussions that took place during the […]

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Mental Health Spotlight for EBN in 2020

During 2020, Evidence Based Nursing (EBN) will be focusing on mental health. Throughout the year we will be highlighting key issues relating to mental health and identifying relevant EBN content and other useful resources. Watch out for a year-long series of tweets (@EBNursingBMJ) and Facebook posts (BMJ for Nursing). A summary of the mental health […]

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Out of Hours Triage: how do we use it effectively and appropriately?

The world in which we live is changing constantly at an alarming rate. Prior to working at NHS 24, I worked within the hospital setting within acute medicine; I had no insight into Out of Hours (OOH) care or how I accessed it. If I was unwell, I knew it would keep until I could […]

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Nursing: A Profession Without Borders

Catherine Best @CBest_23 Honorary Visiting Lecturer in Nursing University of Bradford Queen’s Nurse Chair Yorkshire and Humber Regional Board RCN Chair Communications Committee Sigma, Phi Mu (All England) Chapter Heather Henry @heatherhenry4 Queen’s Nurse Independent public health nurse and entrepreneur In July 2019 the Phi Mu (All-England) Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma) held […]

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Global Regeneration and Nursing

By Suzi High, KT Shepherd and Laura Green Given the close connection between the environment and the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations, it is surprising that the issue of climate change is not higher up the nursing agenda. It is often the most vulnerable in our communities who are most susceptible to the […]

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