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 […]
Challenges to Nursing Education in the Developing World
Tamoor Ilmas, BSc(hons). Currently studying a Masters in Public Health at the University of Eastern Finland. In the 21st century, nursing practice worldwide is facing a wide range of challenges due to an ever-increasing population, an increase in the number of older and frail patients, escalating health costs and advancement in technology in health […]
Establishing the Clinical Characteristics of Cachexia in End-Stage Kidney Disease.
Dr Clare McKeaveney, PhD. Research Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast. Join our EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 21st March 2018, 8-9pm UK time, which will focus on cachexia in end-stage kidney disease. Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have one you can […]
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 […]
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 […]
What is the value of patient values in evidence based nursing practice?
This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 7th February between 8-9 pm (UK time) will focus on values in evidence based nursing practice. Dr Roger Newham argues that patient values must be taken into consideration as part of the process of weighing up the evidence for care. We must also take into consideration nursing values, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]