Enhancing Nurses’ Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care (EPICC)

By Wilfred McSherry (Staffordshire University, England) Dr Linda Ross (University of South Wales, Wales)              Dr Tove Giske (VID Specialized University, Bergen, Norway) Dr Rene van Leeuwen (Christian University of Applied Sciences Viaa, Zwolle, Netherlands) Dr Tormod Kleiven (formerly Diakonova University College, now VID Specialized University, Oslo, Norway) The late […]

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Reviewing the literature: the challenges

Joanna Smith, Associate Editor EBN (@josmith175) Helen Noble, Associate Editor EBN (@helnoble) Join EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 17th of January 2018, 8-9pm UK time, which will focus on the challenges of undertaking a literature review in healthcare. Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have one […]

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Why become a blogger?

Joanna Smith, Associate Editor EBN (@josmith175) As the Internet developed and became a means for social engagement, particularly in the late 1990s, supported by an increased range and versability of software platforms, blogs (or web log -blog) have gained in popularity. Early blogs started primarily as online journals of diaries with ‘bloggers’ typically posting a monologue […]

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The unpopular patient in the intensive care unit

Angela Teece Lecturer in Adult Nursing, University of Leeds @Angela Teece My involvement in an EBN Twitter chat that discussed issues surrounding the use of restraint with agitated patients in critical care https://storify.com/josmith175/care-of-agitated-patients (Freeman and Teece, 2017), led to producing a poster for my School’s postgraduate research student conference. Whilst discussing the poster, I began […]

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Personalised Care and Support Planning – easier said than done.

Gill Wilson – Lecturer in nursing, University of Hull The concept of personalised care and support planning has been championed in health policy as a means of achieving person-centred care for people with long-term conditions (LTCs) (Department of Health (DH), 2006; DH, 2008; Coulter et al., 2015). It is a collaborative approach that seeks to […]

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Emotional Exhaustion in Nursing and the need for Self Care

Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN,  @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ EBN has just published an interesting commentary “Personality and interpersonal behaviour may impact on burnout in nurses” found here: http://ebn.bmj.com/content/ebnurs/early/2017/11/18/eb-2017-102797.full.pdf The study as the basis for this commentary used the Maslach Burnout Inventory as one of the research tools. The research tool incorporates three concepts two of which […]

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Attitudes towards pressure ulcers

Join our next EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 15th of November 2017, 8-9pm UK time which will focus attitudes towards pressure ulcers, and will be hosted by Jimmy Choo Lecturer at School of Healthcare, University of Leeds (@jimmychoo72). Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have one […]

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A vulnerable population – assessing and managing frailty in older prisoners

  Kathryn Waldegrave, Lecturer – Adult Nursing & PhD student, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, email – K.E.Waldegrave@leeds.ac.uk @waldyPhD An ageing prison demographic is fuelled by increasingly long sentences and historical cases being brought to prosecution. Many arguments suggest older prisoners should not be imprisoned, that the financial impact on the health and justice systems is too […]

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Is health research an innovation free zone?

Join our EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 1st of November 2017, 8-9pm UK time which will focus the importance of delivering research in a way that reflects contemporary care, and will be hosted by Dr. Susan Hamer, Director of Nursing, Learning and Organisational Development, National Institute for Health Research (@OfficialNIHR, @dollyblue3) Participating in the Twitter chat […]

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