‘15-minute care visits’

This week in England there has been high profile media reports, both nationally and within the nursing press, about ‘15-minute care’ visits for individuals requiring social and healthcare in the community.  Headlines such ‘councils ordered care agencies to complete vital home visits in 15-minute time-slots to save money’ sparked the media ‘frenzy’. The backdrop was […]

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Evidence Based Practice…Roadblocks and Detours

I recently taught a health promotion course to graduate nursing students.  We reviewed many issues including the implementation of evidence in practice.  We were reminded that evidence based practice includes the use of data from well conducted research studies, but also includes the clinical experience of the practitioner and, most importantly, input from the patient.  […]

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The Murky Real World

I am a professor at a university School of Nursing but I also continue to work part time as a nurse practitioner in a primary health care centre.  It’s important for me to practice for many reasons. I really enjoy the type of work and the pace of the clinic setting.  Additionally, I need to […]

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Reflections

My term as Associate Editor, Evidence Based Nursing (EBN) comes to an end this week. As I reflect over the last three years on the activities that we participate in as an Associate Editor – rating scientific abstracts for their rigor and relevance to nursing (those with the highest ratings are selected for a commentary […]

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Engaging and collaborating with children, young people and families

Well in my last blog I was preparing for two conferences, the 2nd Paediatric Nurses Association Europe Congress held in Glasgow, Scotland and the 7th International Shared Decision Making conference in Lima, Peru, and promised to share with you the debates and issues from these conferences. The conferences contrasted in relation to delegate backgrounds, focus, and […]

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