Medication administration and the danger of distraction

David Barrett, University of Hull Last week’s EBN blog explored the importance of safe medication administration and one specific intervention – double-checking – that may reduce errors. This week’s blog focuses on of the most common contributing factors to errors and how nurses and healthcare organisations can work to reduce the risks to patients. Despite […]

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Mindfulness is a Useful Addition to Medical and Nursing Curricula

Dr Helen Noble, Dr Clare McVeigh, Professor Joanne Reid, Dr Ian Walsh, Queen’s University Belfast   Mindfulness practice can reduce recurrent depressive episodes, increase memory, and help students cope with university life. Mindfulness has been described as being able to give uninterrupted attention in a non-judgemental manner and without criticism. Internationally, it is recognised that […]

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Missed Nursing Care

Roberta Heale, Associate Editor @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ Many variables influence the impact of nurses’ working conditions. Cost containment, nursing shortages and replacement of registered nurses with generic workers are some examples.  Strain on nurses because of working conditions has an impact on the care that they provide. In a recent EBN commentary for an article about […]

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Patient Public Involvement in Research

  Dr Joanna Smith, Associate Professor Child Nursing, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, j.e.smith1@leeds.ac.uk Dr Alison Rodriguez, Lecturer Child and Family Health, Health School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, a.m.rodriguez@leeds.ac.uk Join our EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 4thof July 2018, 8-9pm UK time, which will focus the challenges & rewards of Patient Public Involvement […]

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Arts Based Interventions for Patients

Claire Carswell, PhD student, Queen’s University Belfast. This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 25th April between 8-9 pm (UK time) is being led by PhD student Claire Carswell, Queen’s University Belfast. This Blog provides some context for the Chat. You can contribute to the chat by adding #ebnjc to your tweets. End-stage kidney disease […]

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Parental Experiences of having an Adolescent Child with Alopecia

Amrit Bhatti, PhD studen School Of Human & Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield Alopecia is an inflammatory condition in which individuals lose some or all of their hair. Although Alopecia is most prevalent among younger people (aged between 15 and 30 years), there is limited research on young people and very little on the perspective of […]

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Encouraging a Spirit of Research in Nursing and Midwifery students

Mark Dornan, Adult Nursing Student, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast There is no doubt that the phrase “evidence based nursing” often conjures a fear and dread among many nursing and midwifery students. As part of the curriculum, undergraduate nursing students spend a significant portion of their time learning about evidence based practice. Often […]

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