Changing Times – A Time to Reflect

Well it is the start of a New Year, and for many it is a time to reflect, evaluate work/life and embrace new opportunities. Reflection and the capacity for reflexivity are central to nursing practice because they inform clinical decisions leading to improvements in care and patient outcomes. Reflection is associated with developing nursing competence […]

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Leading Across Boundaries

Join the EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 3rdof October 2017, 8-9pm UK time which will focus on leading across the boundaries and will be hosted by Dr. Susan Hamer, Director of Nursing, Learning and Organisational Development, National Institute for Health Research(@OfficialNIHR, @dollyblue3) Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not […]

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Meaning making And Generativity In Children and Young people with Life limiting conditions (MAGICYL)

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 19th of September 8-9 pm (UK time) will be hosted by the MAGICYL team and will focus on dignity therapy and meaning-making activities for children and young people with life limiting conditions. Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have […]

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Safe medicine administration

Jayne Pentin, Professional Development Nurse Leeds Children’s Hospital Dr Joanna Smith, Associate Professor, Child Nursing, University of Leeds The UK Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for nursing include ensuring patients are safe (NMC, 2015), with the 2010 guidance on preparing and administering medicines, remaining unchanged  (NMC, 2010). Although the role of the nurse in relation […]

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Arts Based Interventions for Patients

Claire Carswell, PhD student, Queen’s University Belfast. This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 25th April between 8-9 pm (UK time) is being led by PhD student Claire Carswell, Queen’s University Belfast. This Blog provides some context for the Chat. You can contribute to the chat by adding #ebnjc to your tweets. End-stage kidney disease […]

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Mobilising identity through social media; psychosocial support for young people with life limiting conditions outside of the care setting

George Peat, PhD student based in the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds. Interested in predominantly qualitative research that explores perceptions of the self, @gpeat1 Join our EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 7th of March 2018, 8-9pm UK time, which will focus on social media as a psychosocial support for young people with life limiting […]

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Enhancing Nurses’ Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care (EPICC)

By Wilfred McSherry (Staffordshire University, England) Dr Linda Ross (University of South Wales, Wales)              Dr Tove Giske (VID Specialized University, Bergen, Norway) Dr Rene van Leeuwen (Christian University of Applied Sciences Viaa, Zwolle, Netherlands) Dr Tormod Kleiven (formerly Diakonova University College, now VID Specialized University, Oslo, Norway) The late […]

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Reviewing the literature: the challenges

Joanna Smith, Associate Editor EBN (@josmith175) Helen Noble, Associate Editor EBN (@helnoble) Join EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 17th of January 2018, 8-9pm UK time, which will focus on the challenges of undertaking a literature review in healthcare. Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have one […]

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Why become a blogger?

Joanna Smith, Associate Editor EBN (@josmith175) As the Internet developed and became a means for social engagement, particularly in the late 1990s, supported by an increased range and versability of software platforms, blogs (or web log -blog) have gained in popularity. Early blogs started primarily as online journals of diaries with ‘bloggers’ typically posting a monologue […]

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