Turning Japanese – the global inequalities of ageing

Dr Fiona McGowan, School of Health Care Studies, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Eyssoniusplein Netherlands f.e.mcgowan@pl.hanze.nl We are all very much aware of how societies are ageing and this ‘demographic transition ‘ is widely recognised as a global phenomenon. How this shift in population composition impacts health and illness is not so conclusive. While trends […]

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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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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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Contemporary topics in respiratory care

Following our summer recess, we are delighted at EBN to welcome new and established Tweeters to our next series of Twitter chats. We have an exciting range of topics planned, starting on Wednesday the 7th of September 8-9pm (UK/BST) with a debate on developments in respiratory care hosted by Jacqui Pollington a respiratory nurse specialist […]

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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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Therapeutic Lying in Dementia Care

In our #ebnjc blog series we have already celebrated children’s nursing; with blogs from Jayne Pentin, Kirsten Huby & Marcus Wootton, learning disability nursing; with blogs from Professor Ruth Northway, Jonathan Beebee & Amy Wixey, midwifery; with blogs from Louise Silverton CBE , Gina Novick & Lynsey Wilgaus, and adult nursing from Clare McVeigh, Professor Roger Watson, Professor […]

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Older People and Learning Disabilities

This December EBN has been sharing inspiring blogs from across all the fields of nursing and midwifery practice.  This week we are delighted to bring you three contributions from Learning Disability Nursing.  Today’s blog comes from Professor Ruth Northway on the topic of meeting the needs of older people with learning disabilities.  Remember to check out […]

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Living Well With Dementia in the 21st Century

On Tuesday 3rd November, 8pm – 9pm (GMT), EBN will be co-hosting a very special twitter-chat live from the International Dementia Conference taking place in Birmingham, England.  Click here for the conference programme and follow #dementiacare15 for live updates on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th November.   Our twitter-chat will be around the topic of […]

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