Moving on: The transition from experienced nurse to novice academic

Jan Hunter, Nurse Lecturer, University of Hull Goodrich (2014) describes how nurses often see themselves as “gatekeepers of their profession”, sharing knowledge and skills in order to make a contribution to the future of nursing. It is an unwritten rule that experienced nurses will guide junior staff, formally or informally, as part of their daily […]

Read More…

Enhancing Nurses’ Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care (EPICC)

By Wilfred McSherry (Staffordshire University, England) Dr Linda Ross (University of South Wales, Wales)              Dr Tove Giske (VID Specialized University, Bergen, Norway) Dr Rene van Leeuwen (Christian University of Applied Sciences Viaa, Zwolle, Netherlands) Dr Tormod Kleiven (formerly Diakonova University College, now VID Specialized University, Oslo, Norway) The late […]

Read More…

Reviewing the literature: the challenges

Joanna Smith, Associate Editor EBN (@josmith175) Helen Noble, Associate Editor EBN (@helnoble) Join EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 17th of January 2018, 8-9pm UK time, which will focus on the challenges of undertaking a literature review in healthcare. Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have one […]

Read More…

Why become a blogger?

Joanna Smith, Associate Editor EBN (@josmith175) As the Internet developed and became a means for social engagement, particularly in the late 1990s, supported by an increased range and versability of software platforms, blogs (or web log -blog) have gained in popularity. Early blogs started primarily as online journals of diaries with ‘bloggers’ typically posting a monologue […]

Read More…

Self-Harm and Young People

Lin Graham-Ray Designated Nurse Looked After Children Twitter chat on Wednesday 3rd January 2-18 between 8 pm and 9 pm (UK time) ‘Self Harm and Young people’ will focus on the complexity of self harm and young people. The Twitter chat will be hosted by Lin Graham-Ray who commenced her Professional Doctorate studies in October 2015 at […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

Emotional Intelligence

Lindsay Hanna, MSc nursing student and busy mother, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast, UK. This week’s EBN Twitter chat is on Wednesday 18th October between 8 pm and 9 pm (UK time) and will explore ‘Emotional Intelligence’. The chat will focus on how Emotional Intelligence is expressed in healthcare and the challenges faced by all as emotions are managed on […]

Read More…

Younger women may reconsider breast cancer screening after using decision aids

Decision aids are designed to help patients weigh up the benefits and tradeoffs for a wide range of healthcare screening and treatment decisions. In addition they help patients take into account their individual risk profile, values and preferences. One of our most recent EBN commentaries explores an interesting study about the use of decision aids […]

Read More…