Nursing Research: Ethnography

Ethnography is a methodology concerned with “studying people in their cultural context and how their behaviour, either as individuals or as part of a group, is influenced by this cultural context. Ethnography is a form of social research and has much in common with other forms of qualitative enquiry” — Draper (2015) Have a look…

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Tech Companies Moving Into Healthcare

An intersting development to watch is the acquisition of healthcare by tech companies. The potential for disruption to the traditional healthcare models, especially from the technogical side of things such as digital heath monitoring, electronic management systems, online consulations and artifical intellegince is definetly a space to watch. How healthcare delivery will change is unknown…

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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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