Treatment burden: the flip side for stroke survivors in a modern world.

In the first of our series of blogs to highlight Action on Stroke month, Dr Katie Gallacher, a clinical academic GP partner and Stroke Association Senior Clinical Fellow at the University of Glasgow discusses the issue of treatment burden for stroke survivors and their families.     The hard work of living with a chronic […]

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Menstruation: The Next Vital Sign

Roberta Heale Associate Editor, EBN @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ In a presentation at the 40th National Association of Pediatric NPs in New Orleans in early March 2019, Joan Mezera and Meara Henley put forward some important ideas about necessary changes in the way health care providers view and assess menstruation in teenage and adolescent female patients.  They […]

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Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Quality of Care

Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN @robertaheale, @EBNursingBMJ I spent a good part of last week receiving training for how to use a new, updated electronic medical record (EMR) system that will go live today at the community health centre where I work.  When I began working as a nurse practitioner in family practice in 1999 […]

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Mobilising identity through social media; psychosocial support for young people with life limiting conditions outside of the care setting

George Peat, PhD student based in the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds. Interested in predominantly qualitative research that explores perceptions of the self, @gpeat1 Join our EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 7th of March 2018, 8-9pm UK time, which will focus on social media as a psychosocial support for young people with life limiting […]

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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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Beyond the Sleeping Pill: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Contributed by Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN, @robertaheale, @EBNursingBMJ There’s not a more frustrating than tossing and turning all night.  However, between 30-50% of adults identify ongoing sleep disturbances.  While restless sleep once in a while is a nuisance, insomnia is a different story. It can be a significant problem particularly with older adults who […]

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Cardiovascular health is a global priority

  Dean Patricia Davidson @nursingdean from  John Hopkins University’s School of Nursing @JHUNursing will be leading this week’s EBN Twitter Chat (#ebnjc) on Wednesday 15th July between 8-9pm UK time (3pm-4pm EDT) focusing on cardiovascular health as a global priority. Participating in the Twitter Chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have one you can create […]

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Diabetes Week: Communication and Awareness

A Twitter Chat with Dr. Neil Black (@RneilABlack) – Wednesday 17th June @8-9pm. Dr Black, from the Western Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland, will lead the Twitter chat this week focusing on diabetes communication and awareness. Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have one […]

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Using health promotion theory with patients

Nova Corcoran, University of South Wales will be leading this week’s ENB twitter chat on Wednesday the 18th of February between 8-9pm focusing on ‘5 Quick ways to use health promotion theory with patients’. Participating in the twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have one you can create an account […]

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Acupuncture and My Search for Chronic Pain Treatments

by @RobertaHeale, Associate Editor, EBN What I like about being a nurse practitioner is the ability to provide wholistic care to patients including assessment, diagnosis and treatment.  It brings me great professional satisfaction to not only monitor my patient’s response to treatment of chronic conditions, but also to educate them about their condition and implement […]

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