Dementia and Pain Assessment: Nurse’s Crucial Role

By Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ I read an alarming study last week.  The paper cited several aims, with an overarching goal to determine the quality of end-of-life care in nursing homes. A survey was given pre and post the delivery of educational seminars to 320 care staff from 22 residential care homes […]

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Expert Nursing Care: Keeping People at Home

Roberta Heale, Associate Editor, EBN @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ The global trend in the developed world is an aging population.  Their care becomes more complex and “older persons accumulate chronic illness as they age”(1). Along with the aging comes higher use of the healthcare system, including increased contact with nurses and nurse practitioners(2).Multimorbidity, frailty, geriatric syndrome added to […]

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Deprescribing! Get into it.

By Associate Editor, Roberta Heale, @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ By the time they become geriatric, people in North America are often prescribed multiple medications per day. In Canada 2/3 of people over the age of 65 take at least 5 prescription medications per day and ¼ take at least 10 prescription medications per day. https://bit.ly/2sgpiOx There are medications […]

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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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International Council of Nurses Congress – Using Social Media to Engage with Nurses

Roberta Heale (@robertaheale) & Joanna Smith (@josmith175) Associate Editors, EBN We are presenting how Evidence Based Nursing (EBN) is using social media to engage with nurses at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress, being help at the end of May 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Nurses across the globe will be exploring nurses’ roles in leading the […]

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To tell or not to tell? Honesty and hope in cancer nursing.

Jan Hunter, Lecturer in Nursing, University of Hull In the rather paternalistic past of the NHS, the established wisdom was that ‘doctor knew best’. If it was deemed a patient didn’t need to know they had a poor prognosis, then they didn’t find out (unless they had the wherewithal to put two and two together, […]

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