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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Parental Experiences of having an Adolescent Child with Alopecia

Amrit Bhatti, PhD studen School Of Human & Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield Alopecia is an inflammatory condition in which individuals lose some or all of their hair. Although Alopecia is most prevalent among younger people (aged between 15 and 30 years), there is limited research on young people and very little on the perspective of […]

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How do we best support newly qualified nurses in the workplace?

Dr Jane Wray, Director of Research, School of Health and Social Work, University of Hull, and Co-PI of the STaR (Supporting transition and retention of Newly Qualified Nurses) Project. This week’s EBN Twitter Chat, on Wednesday 21st February between 8-9 pm (UK time), focuses on how we support newly qualified registered nurses during their transition […]

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Encouraging a Spirit of Research in Nursing and Midwifery students

Mark Dornan, Adult Nursing Student, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast There is no doubt that the phrase “evidence based nursing” often conjures a fear and dread among many nursing and midwifery students. As part of the curriculum, undergraduate nursing students spend a significant portion of their time learning about evidence based practice. Often […]

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Moving on: The transition from experienced nurse to novice academic

Jan Hunter, Nurse Lecturer, University of Hull Goodrich (2014) describes how nurses often see themselves as “gatekeepers of their profession”, sharing knowledge and skills in order to make a contribution to the future of nursing. It is an unwritten rule that experienced nurses will guide junior staff, formally or informally, as part of their daily […]

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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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