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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Being present in new ways: Nurses, technology and Covid-19

Dr David Barrett, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull; @barrett1972 Since the start of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on all areas of society – none more so than health and social care. Nurses and other professional groups have had to find innovative approaches to delivering care services in fast-changing conditions, during differing […]

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Health Care Professionals with Long Covid: Have they been forgotten?

This week’s Blog is written by our Editor-in-Chief Alison Twycross (@alitwy) and Dr Jake Suett, a staff grade doctor in Intensive Care, (@jakesuett) who both have suspected “Long Covid”. In the Blog they discuss what Long Covid is and discuss some of the employment related issues health care professionals may encounter. #CountLongCovid @EBNursingBMJ As of […]

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It’s time to speak up: sexual safety on inpatient mental health units

By Haley Jackson, Research and Clinical Effectiveness Nurse, Humber Teaching Foundation NHS Trust, Email: haley.jackson@nhs.net, Twitter: @haleyj102 In my recent evidence and practice article1 I explored current practices around sexual safety in mental health inpatient services and discussed a need for change. People admitted to or working in hospital or care settings should be provided […]

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Clinical Research Delivery Teams and the Covid response: defining a new specialty

This week’s blog comes from Nicolas Aldridge, Lead Nurse for Research and Development at UHCW NHS Trust and a NIHR 70@70 Research Leader. He has worked in research for past 13 years and is passionate about increasing research opportunities for patients, and promoting a clinical career in research for nurses and midwives. The emergence and […]

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Tips for Getting the Most of your Online Classroom Experience

Roberta Heale, Deputy Editor Evidence Based Nursing @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ As summer draws to a close during this strangest of years, many nursing students and instructors are getting ready for the new academic year.  It will most likely be quite different from other years with a great deal of content delivered online instead of face-to-face.  I’ve […]

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