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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From Student to Newly Qualified Nurse (NQN) during Covid-19: A transition unlike any other

by Dr Jane Wray, Associate Editor Evidence-Based Nursing As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued we have become increasingly concerned about the impact on students and colleagues’ mental health and wellbeing. Research carried out without of the UK indicates that those caring directly for COVID-19 patients are at greatest risk of increased distress – reporting more […]

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Fine tune your domestic violence radar: Nursing and COVID-19

This blog from Professor Caroline Bradbury-Jones (@jones_bradbury) starts our week-long focus on violence and abuse.  Caroline leads a research programme at the University of Birmingham called Risk Abuse and Violence that undertakes national and international research and scholarly work.  Caroline was also part of a team who together with colleagues at Nottingham University HELM and […]

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Convening the Global Nursing and Midwifery Workforces: A Report from the 5th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference

Dr Billy Rosa, University of Pennsylvania & Dr Catherine Hannaway, Global Health Consultant, Catherine Hannway Associates Ltd. Before travel restrictions and social distancing requirements were implemented in the UK in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, roughly 280 nurses and midwives from 34 countries gathered in London in early March 2020 for the 5th Commonwealth Nurses […]

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Self-care as a moral responsibility: an update following the twitter chat 8/4/2020

  Noirin O’Neill wrote a blog for us, published on March 29th, titled “Self care, public health messaging and moral responsibilities during a global health emergency – a patient perspective”.  This was followed by a twitter chat on 8 April 2020.  The following is a summary of the main discussions that took place during the […]

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