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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Recognising, Assessing and Managing Deteriorating Adult Patients

By Gilberto Buzzi Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care / Institute of Vocational Learning | London South Bank University e-mail: buzzig2@lsbu.ac.uk When patients are admitted to hospital, the expectation is that they entering a place of safety. Their families, relatives and friends trust that once in the hands of healthcare professionals, their loved ones are […]

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The challenges of embedding spirituality into acute healthcare settings

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat is on Wednesday 5th October between 8-9 pm (BST) and will be hosted by Dr Janice Jones (@JaniceJ6873404) senior lecturer in the Institute of Vocational Learning, London South Bank University, Wilf McSherry, Professor in Dignity of Care for Older People School of Nursing and Midwifery, Staffordshire University, The Shrewsbury and […]

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Nursing Handovers: Important Complex Interactions with Limited Guidance

Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN, @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ I don’t know about you, but when I was in nursing school I was never taught anything about the ‘nursing handover’, or report given to the oncoming nurse. We learned what to do from our nursing preceptors and from the other nurses when we started practicing. The content […]

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Reflections on the hidden extent of restraint in critical care

Angela Teece (A.M.Teece@leeds.ac.uk). Trainee Lecturer in Adult Nursing, University of Leeds I recently left clinical practice, where I had worked as a critical care sister in a large district general hospital, to undertake a university role. Stepping back from practice and reading recent legislation on the deprivation of liberty (DoLS), enabled me to reflect on how the […]

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Simulation: Experiential, Safe Learning in Healthcare

Dr Ian Walsh, @Bigianbo – Queen’s University Belfast, School of Medicine i.walsh@qub.ac.uk Simulation is encountered increasingly in healthcare education, throughout both undergraduate and postgraduate arenas. Particularly in key areas such as patient safety, it has evolved significantly from simulated clinical tasks deploying high fidelity manikins to replication of complex clinical scenarios addressing nontechnical skill issues such […]

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Key messages from INANE

Alison Twycross (@alitwy), Editor and Joanna Smith (@josmith175) and Roberta Heale (@robertaheale), Associate Editors, EBN Last week we shared our excitement at the prospect of representing EBN, and presenting the successes and challenges of embedding social media as a core EBN activity at the International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE), conference. The opening gala was a […]

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Getting ready for INANE

Alison Twycross (@alitwy), Editor and Joanna Smith (@josmith175) and Roberta Heale (@robertaheale), Associate Editors, EBN Being the editor and associate editors of Evidence base nursing places us not only in a privileged position to contribute directly to the quality of journal content and future directions of the journal, but ultimately to support nurses in practice […]

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Where is our nursing ‘Choose Wisely’?

Enrique Castro-Sánchez (@castrocloud) Associate Editor at Evidence-Based Nursing, Research Fellow at NIHR Health Protection Research Unit at Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College London, Honorary Nurse Consultant in Communication and Patient Engagement, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London. Joining EBN journal is proving to be a fantastic personal experience and a great […]

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