Research for Health Professionals: Theory (Part 1)

Journal Club Article: Varpio, L., Paradis, E., Uijtdehaage, S., & Young, M. (2020). The distinctions between theory, theoretical framework, and conceptual framework. Academic Medicine, 95(7), 989-994. or if you prefer Podcast by Lara Varpio (the lead author) on KeyLIME. Also follow on Twitter: LaraVarpio Developing research skills is important in healthcare to become part of and shape…

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Building a Nurse Educator Portfolio

Additional Resource: Nurse Educator Portfolio

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Nurse Educator Portfolio

As you develop as an educator it is worth considering creating a portfolio to demonstrate learning and development for both yourself and the learners perspective. You can develop this as a simple written document, powerpoint presentation, or utilise an ePortfolio platform. Below are some suggestions to consider what content you could add to develop your…

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Nurse Educators Teaching Philosophy Statement

As you develop your educator portfolio, one aspect to consider is a teaching philosphy statement to reflect and explain your beliefs around what teaching is, what teaching should do, what is education, and whats does learning look like? To consider in your philosophy statement: What are your objectives? How will you achieve these objectives? How…

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Art & Science in Nursing: Comparing 20 Years Difference

As we enter the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, and healthcare systems around the world review the models of care, including the workforce. As educators it provides an opportunity to reflect on what are the requirements for current and the future of nursing. We have seen many differing views on what is nursing? and…

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Social Media For Health Professionals

Take a read of this Twitter thread on the use of Social Media (#SoMe) for those in healthcare. There maybe differences within the healthcare professions to also consider, as well as blurring of personal and professional boundaries.

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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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