Resilience in nurses working in respiratory clinical areas during the COVID pandemic

In this week’s blog, Dr Nicola Roberts (@DrNRoberts) discusses some of the research that she and colleagues have been undertaking focussing on the resilience of nurses working in respiratory care during the COVID pandemic. Dr Nicola Roberts, is a Senior Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK and her research looks at improving how […]

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All hands on deck? Clinical Educators supporting the front line during the COVID-19 pandemic

Vicky Williams is an Associate Director of Nursing for Education and Research at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust. Her role has professional responsibility for education, research, professional and practice development, advanced clinical practice and non-medical prescribing. Her clinical experience is in care of the elderly, clinical education and advanced clinical practice roles. She […]

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COVID19 Infodemic – A Tsunami of Health Literacy Issues

In this week’s blog, Dr Evelyn McElhinney (@evmcelhinney), Senior Lecturer in Advanced Practice at Glasgow Caldedonian University and the Chair Elect of Health Literacy UK (@literacyhealth) discusses the impact of the current pandemic on health literacy needs and how we as nurses can help. In February 2020 at the Munich Security Conference Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, […]

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Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Advanced Clinical Practice Nurse (ACPN) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN): What’s in a title? The ICN Guidelines on Advanced Practice Nursing (APN).

  By Jane Wray, Associate Editor EBN @livinginhope The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has recently updated its position statement on Advanced Practice Nursing (APN)1, an acknowledgment of the significant evolution of this role since its previous statement of 2008. Growing demands on healthcare as a consequence of changing population health needs coupled with service […]

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Inequality of maternal morbidity in a global pandemic; a clear signal for urgent action

Data emerging from the last three months are highlighting that health inequalities prevail even in global pandemics. This appears to be as true regarding morbidity for pregnant women, as it is out-with a pandemic. Alongside the wider debates about COVID-19 and the observed disparity of impact by ethnicity, we should ensure maternal morbidity and mortality […]

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COVID 19 Recovery: The Long and Winding Road

By Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN. @robertaheale. @EBNursingBMJ UPDATE:  BMJ has posted an article about “LongCOVID” which is the experience of ongoing symptoms once the acute phase is over.  Their article can be read here: https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m3026 Be sure to check out this handy infographic which is embedded in the article. Long Covid Infographic If you’re like […]

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Social media, palliative care, and the Coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.

by Professor Bridget Johnston, Florence Nightingale Foundation Clinical Professor of Nursing, University of Glasgow and Ms Maria Drummond, PhD Student at University of Glasgow and District Nurse. The importance of delivering effective palliative care in the Coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic is essential. In Scotland, we realised that clinicians working in palliative and end-of-life care during the […]

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Authentic Leadership

Catherine Best (@CBest_23) is a public health nurse and an Honorary Visiting Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Bradford, whose research focuses on health inequality.  She is a member of the Phi Mu chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, and organisation that works to develop nurse leaders to improve healthcare everywhere. Catherine has written for […]

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