Supporting parents to communicate with their premature baby – why do we need to explore this?

          This week’s blog comes from Dr. Julia Petty and Dr. Lisa Whiting from the University of Hertfordshire and Professor Celia Harding from City University of London, who are sharing thoughts on how nurses can support parents to communicate with their premature babies.  Babies born prematurely are at increased risk of developing speech, language […]

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How well do we adult researchers really prepare ourselves to share power and control with children and young people in the context of patient and public involvement?

  “This week’s blog post is written by Betul BAY, a PhD candidate with expertise in cancer pain management among children and young people at the University of Birmingham’s School of Nursing and Midwifery. Within this blog, she underscores the importance of further research aimed at establishing the most optimal levels of Patient and Public […]

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The rise and rise of the nursing apprentices.

This blog comes from Alwin Puthenpurakal, an experienced senior lecturer and researcher working at The University of Greenwich. He led University apprenticeship programmes since its inception and highly values the impact it has on widening social mobility and addressing the national workforce challenges. With almost two decades worth of clinical experience, he is an experienced […]

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When waiting is no longer acceptable.

This week’s blog is written by Barbara Kombe (@KombeBarbara), Neurodevelopment Clinical Nurse Specialist/Health Visitor, affiliated to Guys and St Thomas NHS trust. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Article 25, reinforces the right of persons to attain the highest standard of healthcare without discrimination. It is also documented that people […]

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Delivering effective feedback to students is important to enhance the provision of supportive placement environments

In this weeks’ blog, Karen Patrick, Registered Children’s Nurse, Lecturer in Nursing (Child), MSc Health Studies, FHEA, reflects on her experiences talking to students about what is important to them about effective feedback. @karen_pattrick All feedback given within the practice environment should be positive and constructive  Nursing students need opportunities to seek clarity about areas […]

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Evidence Based Nursing is supporting the next generation of nurse editors

Evidence-Based Nursing (EBN) is committed to supporting new editors and the editorial team has developed and launched a new innovative ‘Editorial Development Opportunity’ (EDO) for nurses. Dr Roxanne Crosby-Nwaobi (Associate Editor; Lead for Diversity and Clinical Academic Careers) and Dr Ben Parkinson (Deputy Editor for Content) recently attended the 41st Annual Meeting of the International […]

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Developing the workforce through an accelerated Maternity Support Worker Competency Programme

This week’s blog comes from Carrie Daniels (Workforce Matron) and Laura Bourne (Practice Educator) who are sharing their experience of developing a competency programme for Maternity Support Workers at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. In 2021, Health Education England (HEE) published the Maternity Support Worker Level 3 Curriculum as part of their broader […]

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A Critical Perspective on ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policies for Violence and Aggression in Nursing

Danny Lascelles, Lecturer (Mental Health Nursing) at Glasgow Caledonian University talks about whether nursing should take a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to violence and aggression.   Whilst working as a lead practitioner for violence reduction in the NHS (National Health Service) in Scotland, I have often heard people say ‘but we have a zero-tolerance policy’ towards violence and aggression […]

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Learning from women’s sport, an open goal for healthcare workplaces?

Elizabeth Bailey, Associate Editor for Midwifery and Women’s Health discusses what healthcare can learn from recent developments in women’s sports. This week saw the start of the Women’s World Cup. Thirty-two countries have a national female football team competing for the top spot with more prime-time TV coverage in the UK and USA than before. […]

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