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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The Professional Nurse Advocate in Research Delivery

Pauline Brown is Lead Research Nurse for the Multi-Specialty Research Delivery Team at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Pauline has worked in research delivery for 13 years, she is passionate about professional learning, development, and quality improvement and recently qualified as a Professional Nurse Advocate. The roll out of the Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA), following […]

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Setting up a National Community of Practice for Internationally Educated Professional Nurse Advocates

In this blog, Emma and Kevin, both qualified Professional Nurse Advocates, discuss why they set up a National Community of Practice for Internationally Educated Nurses, the impact to date for its members, and their hopes for the future. Emma Perry (@EmmaPerry2007) is a Mental Health Nursing Advisor for International Recruitment at NHS England and the […]

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Measuring what matters in person centred care

This week’s blog has been written by Dr Lisa Kidd who is a member of the Evidence Based Nursing journal team and works as a Professor in Nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom.  Lisa’s programme of research focusses on supporting person-centred self-management and in this latest blog, she deals with the thorny issue of how […]

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What’s hot and what’s new: Reflections on the International Confederation of Midwives Congress, 11 – 14 June 2023, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

  Continuing our new ‘What’s hot and what’s new?’ blog series for Evidence Based Nursing, we share reflections on the latest news, research and updates to clinical practice and guidelines from different areas of healthcare and topics.  This week, Natasha Carr, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery and course lead for the BSc (Hons) and MSci Midwifery […]

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Recovery Camp: Immersing Students in an evidence-based practice clinical placement

By Christopher Patterson @ChrisFPatterson and Lorna Moxham @LornaMoxham Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a fundamental aspect of nursing education and informs safe and effective nursing practice. However, it is well documented that nurses are not implementing EBP at the ‘levels considered desirable and recommended by scientific and international organizations [such as the International Council of Nurses and World […]

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