Using big data to improve the patient journey in cancer care

Dr Amanda Lee; Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull (Twitter @amandaleehull)           Over recent years, healthcare has been collecting a variety of ‘big data’ – sets of information on a variety of diseases, treatments, and outcomes. These are useful to inform research and clinical interventions, to provide […]

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Evidence based practice is in danger from litigation: the case of the American Pain Society

  Amelia Swift is a nurse lecturer at the University of Birmingham and a member of Council for the British Pain Society. The National Health Service constitution sets out the patient’s right to safe, effective and evidence-based care (1). Professional codes of conduct such as the Code (2) for nurses and midwives make it clear […]

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Quality of life in Dementia

  This weeks EBN Twitter chat is on Wednesday 17th July (8-9pm UK time) and will be discussing quality of life (QOL) in people with dementia. It is often assumed that a diagnosis of dementia is inevitably associated with a reduced QOL. Certainly, dementia makes a big impact on functional and cognitive status and this […]

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Working to prevent suicide: the role of nurses and other healthcare professionals

Kirsty Fishburn (@spiderlegsmooni); Programme Director, Mental Health Nursing, University of Hull This week’s EBN Twitter Chat is on Wednesday 3rdJuly (8-9 pm UK time) and will explore healthcare professionals’ roles and responsibilities in the prevention of suicide. Suicide prevention is a global priority.  Approximately 1 in 5 people have thought about suicide at some point […]

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Global Regeneration and Nursing

By Suzi High, KT Shepherd and Laura Green Given the close connection between the environment and the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations, it is surprising that the issue of climate change is not higher up the nursing agenda. It is often the most vulnerable in our communities who are most susceptible to the […]

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Summary of a twitter chat: Autism in healthcare: multiple perspectives.

  This was a fascinating insight into a number of different perspectives on autism in healthcare.  This chat follows on from the previous blog. One of the first tweets into the chat was about how easy it is for someone described by healthcare professionals as ‘somewhere on the spectrum’ fell between the gaps when transitioning […]

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Autism and healthcare: multiple perspectives

This blog accompanies a twitter chat on 19 June 8pm UK time. Joining a twitter chat is easy – use your usual provider and follow #ebnjc.  Remember to insert #ebnjc in all your tweets for that. Autism is not one distinct ‘thing’: it is social construction that is often described in a neurobiological way and […]

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