Confronting Race Inequality with an Open Mind and Open Heart

Yvonne Coghill (@yvonnecoghill1) is the former Director of the Workforce Race Equality Standard in NHS London, and the former Deputy President of the Royal College of Nursing.  Amelia Swift (@nurseswift) was an Associate Editor of Evidence Based Nursing and is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Birmingham. They met to discuss race inequality […]

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STOP Pressure Ulcer Day: The Need to Focus Darker Skin Tones

By Neesha Oozageer Gunowa, PhD Candidate Oxford Brookes University @ne55hao STOP Pressure Ulcer Day is a global annual event occurring every 3rd Thursday in November.  This year the event is taking place on the 19th November where industry, healthcare professionals, the public and media come together to bring to light the topic of pressure ulcers.  […]

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Reflections and Resources for the Care of Nursing Staff During Covid-19

Dr Rebecca Garcia PhD RN MSc CPsychol Coronavirus and Covid-19 has unexpectedly placed nurses on the centre stage of health care services across the globe; demanding that health services respond by realigning their provision to meet the demand of unusually high numbers of acutely ill, or worse, end-of-life patients. This has resulted in nurses being […]

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Disordered Eating – Food, lockdown and me

By Emily England, MSc Adult and Mental Health Student Nurse, Year 2 University of Southampton @emily_angila In this week’s blog Emily England reflects upon a specific mental health issue ‘disordered eating’; something that she has observed as significant and rising during the period of the pandemic, both in her practice in community settings and across […]

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Mental Health and Wellbeing during a pandemic: who is caring for the carers?

By Dr Jane Wray, Associate Editor, Evidence Based Nursing, Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Director of Research. @livinginhope Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses have been in the frontline of care delivery and they have been lauded (and applauded) for their hard work, expertise, commitment and professionalism. However, as the public ‘clapped for carers’ and celebrated the […]

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Is a Crisis in Mental Health the Next Pandemic?

By Roberta Heale Deputy Editor for Social Media EBN and Alicia Grooms, M.A., Volunteer Stacey E. Roles & Associates Psychotherapy Services As we enter World Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s almost surreal to look back on the year to date. Spring brought unexpected and momentous changes along with the most significant–the COVID 19 restrictions. Instead of […]

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Learning Clinical Research Nursing During a Pandemic: reflections on the rapid development of an evidence-base for COVID-19

This week’s blog is written by Chris McParland (@chrismcpar), who is a PhD student at University of Glasgow and Clinical Research Nurse with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.  In the blog, Chris talks about his recent experiences in moving to a full-time clinical research nurse role during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. I […]

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Domestic Violence and Abuse In the Time of COVID

Dr. Parveen A. Ali, Senior Lecturer, Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School, The University of Sheffield Domestic Violence and Abuse encompasses a range of abuse and violence occurring within a domestic context in any form including child abuse, elder abuse and intimate partner violence. It is important to understand how COVID19 has affected […]

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