Nursing and Post Pandemic Health Challenges

By Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN, @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ This International Year of the Nurse and Midwife has tested us like never before.  Although the world has been waiting for a pandemic, and there have been scares (SARS, MERS, Ebola), here we are with COVID 19.  Nurses the world over have packed away their celebratory banners […]

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Self care, public health messaging and moral responsibilities during a global health emergency – a patient perspective

Blog by Noirin O’Neill As a patient and a person who has survived a life – threatening hemorrhaging form of leukemia in 2004 at 30 years of age, I care deeply about patient involvement, patient empowerment and self-care.  I know that self- care will help me as a patient to live better with my health […]

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The hidden issue of nurse suicide – how can we better to support our nursing colleagues?

This week’s Blog is written by Dr Pauline Milne (@NHSPauline). In it she reflects on the hidden issue of nurse suicide. This is particularly pertinent during the current COVID19 outbreak. Pauline will be exploring ways of better supporting nurses during a Winston Churchill Travel Scholarship later this year (#ChurchillFellow2020) During my NHS career I have […]

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The vital importance of family nursing and midwifery in the UK and Ireland

Authors: Professor Veronica Swallow @SwallowVeronica, Professor Alison Metcalfe @MetcalfeAlison & Professor Veronica Lambert @vLambertDCU @IFNA_UKI Nurses and midwives (nurses) play a major role in supporting people across the life-course. Within multi-disciplinary teams nurses support many patients/clients remotely, but patients/clients rely predominantly on family members for home-based support with self-management. Family nursing provides nursing care to the […]

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The importance of pre-conceptual and pregnancy care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  This week’s blog comes from Helen Janiszewski, a midwife from Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Nottingham Local Maternity and Neonatal System and Doctoral Researcher at Coventry University. The importance of good preconceptual care cannot be underestimated. In women with IBD it is important to help educate women who are trying to conceive about the […]

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Animals and student well-being – not ‘just a pet’

Julie MacDonald, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull University students are a particular area of focus in relation to promoting mental health and wellbeing. Recent statistics revealed that in 2015/16, over 15,000 students in their first year of study in UK universities reported that they had a mental health problem, compared to approximately 3,000 […]

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Lara’s nursing journey and the impact of a mental health problem

Lara McDonald, 2nd Year Student Mental Health Nurse (@lara__mcdonald) Being a student nurse in itself is a huge undertaking; juggling university and placement alongside daily life complications such as money issues and childcare, is not an easy feat. Everyone brings their own experiences with them into this profession, and I, alongside many others, bring an […]

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Facing the first day: placements, anxiety, and me….

Laura Greaves, 2nd Year Adult Nursing student (@laurastunurse)   For some of my fellow nursing students, the start of a new placement is a time of excitement. For me, it’s a time full of dread. I worry about having to meet new people in an unfamiliar area; I worry about what the journey will be […]

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University Mental Health Day 2020

David Barrett, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull Being a University student is an exciting and life-changing experience. However, some of the academic, financial and personal challenges faced by students can have a negative impact on their mental health and wellbeing (APPG, 2015). For healthcare students, the additional challenges posed – including the need […]

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Money counts….

Dr Caroline Shuldham OBE,    Independent Consultant and Non-Executive Director @CMShuldham Establishing a realistic and accurate budget is one of the foundations when planning projects or research as researchers need to identify the costs of their proposal.  It is an intrinsic part of developing a grant application to secure funding, which as the NIHR states […]

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