Challenges of incorporating evidence within clinical practice

I am passionate about developing nurses skills in relation to accessing and using the best available evidence to inform clinical decisions. Consequently, joining the editorial team at Evidence-Based Nursing was an exciting start to the year. New roles are often associated with a mix of emotions, from excitement to apprehension and having the skills to […]

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EBN Twitter Journal Club – Session 4

Using the best available evidence, along with clinical experience and patient preferences, to inform clinical decisions is essential to the quality of care delivered.  The nurses’ role in contribution to evidence-based practice is pivotal because nurses are the largest group of healthcare practitioners.  However, it is known that nurses’ use of research in their clinical […]

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Sciatica update :(

The sciatica I described recently didn’t settle down. Instead it got worse and the pain intensified. I initially visited the physio and although the first session seemed to help the second two didn’t and the pain continued to a crescendo where walking was almost impossible and I required urgent medical intervention and IM analgesics. Eventually […]

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The Francis Inquiry of Mid Staffs – why do we ignore the obvious and the evidence?

It has been a grim week for nursing in England. The long awaited Francis Inquiry into failures of care at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust (known as Mid Staffs) between 2005-2009 made swingeing criticisms of the whole of the NHS, drawing conclusions that patients were “routinely neglected by a Trust that was preoccupied with cost cutting, […]

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