Should women at high risk of breast cancer be screened in their 30s?

Jan Hunter, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull           A major research study has demonstrated that breast screening in women aged 35–39  years can be effective at detecting cancers at an early stage and is therefore expected to be equally effective in reducing mortality rates (Evans et al, 2019). Currently, […]

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Summary of Twitter Chat, 6th March 2019, 8-9pm: Interprofessional collaborative practice, exploring how this approach might work best and related influencing factors.

The EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 6th March 2019, 8-9pm was hosted by Associate Editor Helen Noble @helnoble and @EBNursingBMJ with use of #ebnjc. A blog with a helpful introduction to the Twitter Chat can be found here https://blogs.bmj.com/ebn/2019/03/04/interprofessional-education-and-effective-partnerships-between-health-and-social-care/ We were joined by Professor Alison Machin, Head of Department, Nursing Midwifery and Health, Northumbria […]

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Interprofessional Education and Effective Partnerships Between Health and Social Care

Professor Alison Machin, Head of Department, Nursing Midwifery and Health, Northumbria University Dr. Anita Atwal, Associate Professor Interprofessional Working, School of Health & Social Care, London South Bank University   Join the EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 6th March 2019, 8-9pm UK time which will be hosted by Professor Alison Machin, Head of Department, […]

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Mindful Caring: Presence in the Present

Dr Helen Noble, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast Dr Ian Walsh School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast.               The number of older adults with a chronic disease increases annually. Conditions include kidney disease, cardiac disease, dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. These lifelong illnesses impact heavily on physical […]

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Patient Educators: how important is the patient in health care professional education? Amelia Swift and Jo Etherton

A friend recently posted a link to a video showing a stereotypical conversation of an orthopaedic surgeon asking an anaesthetist for help because he wanted to repair a fracture. It went something like this… Orthopaedic surgeon (OS): I need to book a case Anaesthetist (A): what’s the story? OS: There is a fracture, I need […]

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Kidney Transplantation and Quality of Life: What We Still Don’t Know.

Dr Clare McKeaveney, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast Kidney transplantation is considered the best treatment choice for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) as it is associated with lower mortality and better psychosocial outcomes when compared to dialysis. It is well established that in most cases, kidney transplantation markedly improves a patient’s quality of […]

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