Nursing: Leaving The Line

Quality driven care and measured outcomes are essential nursing measurements of care standards, or should that just be healthcare outcomes? Across the world we are seeing nurses leave the profession, request fair pay, and also strike for minimum care standards to become legislation. These articles provide a starting point on the current challenges for nursing,…

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Difficult Debriefing Toolbox

Journal Club Article: Grant VJ, Robinson T, Catena H, Eppich W, Cheng A. Difficult debriefing situations: A toolbox for simulation educators. Med Teach. 2018 Jul;40(7):703-712. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1468558. Epub 2018 May 23. PMID: 29792100 This article provides educators providing simulation based education (SBE) with a focus on difficult debriefing situations are may become a threat to…

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Practice Exam Grading System

Quick grading system from ZipGrade . Note: This resource was recommended from a teacher and this is not a sponsored post. Please add other resources in the comments section, with budget and practicality the key factors.

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We Need Time to Rehabilitate from the Trauma of the Pandemic

This article can be a nice reminder for healthcare educators to consider the impact COVID-19 has had on themselves, colleagues, patients and their families and the effect this may have on everyone’s physical and psychological health. Journal Club Article: Rock., D. (2022). We Need Time to Rehabilitate from the Trauma of the Pandemic. HBR.

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Wearable Robotics

Journal Club Article: Meyer, J.T., Gassert, R. & Lambercy, O. An analysis of usability evaluation practices and contexts of use in wearable robotics. J Neuro Engineering Rehabil 18, 170 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12984-021-00963-8 This study provides insights into the current application landscape of wearable robotics. The current practices and specified the contexts of use of wearable robots for human augmentation,…

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Nursing Resilience: Organisational Values

Journal Club Article: Cooper, A. L., Brown, J. A., & Leslie, G. D. (2021). The impact of organisational values on nurse resilience: A mixed‐methods study. Journal of Nursing Management, 29(7), 2074-2083. Method: A two-phase mixed-methods design, with data collected in Phase 1 via a cross-sectional survey and in Phase 2 via focus groups, with thematic analysis of…

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What Nurses Do?

This short overview of ‘what nurses do‘ by Prof. Jennifer Jackson is a nice reminder in the current healthcare climate where nursing roles can be seen in a reductionist ‘task’ view and not seeing the complexity of how important nursing is within the healthcare system. Is nursing always represented at the highest level of healthcare…

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The Metaverse: Higher Education

This post by The Conversation provides an insight into the potential future of education and immersive learning in the virtual reality world. An interesting aspect of this approach is how monitisation of education may also change in the future. Article: Preston, J. (2021). Facebook, the Metaverse and the Monetisation of Higher Education. The Conversation.  By…

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Resilience in Nursing

This is a complex topic, but the purpose of this post is to raise awareness and discussion around healthcare focusing solely on healthcare professionals as the problem and they need to build resilience, rather than looking at the system itself and the working environment and structure in place. This journal club article provides a starting…

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We Need Silence in the Noise of a Pandemic

Take a few minutes to read this article around the noise surrounding the pandemic by an ICU consultant. Journal Club Article: Orford, N. (2022). We need silence in the noise of a pandemic. Insight Plus.

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