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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Project Premortem

This approach utilises a what might go wrong approach to project design and brainstorming potential hurdles. “A premortem in a business setting comes at the beginning of a project rather than the end, so that the project can be improved rather than autopsied.” Resource: Performing a Project Premortem

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Challenges of Evaluation in Digital Education

Journal Club Article: Cook, D. A., & Ellaway, R. H. (2015). Evaluating technology-enhanced learning: a comprehensive framework. Medical Teacher, 37(10), 961-970. Aim: To outline a comprehensive framework for Technology Enhanced Learning evaluation, which is the process of judging the value of education. Rationale: Lack of clear focus of evaluation for difitical technology educational activities, including online learning.…

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Evaluations & Anonymous Feedback

Journal Club Article: Lakeman, R., Coutts, R., Hutchinson, M., Lee, M., Massey, D., Nasrawi, D., & Fielden, J. (2021). Appearance, insults, allegations, blame and threats: an analysis of anonymous non-constructive student evaluation of teaching in Australia. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 1-14. This paper demonstrates a worrying ‘hate speech’ that may pervade into evaluations that…

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Yearly Summary Stats (2021)

As part of open access and transparency, here is a performance summary of our blog. The blog remains a free open access resource for anyone interested in nursing education theory. Last years big challenge was finding time to write posts around full time shift work (50:50 split 12 hr day-night shifts), studying for PhD and…

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Fatigue – Time for Self

As we approach the end of the year and another variant is upon us, the holiday period can ‘potentially’ allow us time to switch off, take some time away, tune out of social media and do the things that make you feel good.

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The Nurse Educator in COVID-19

The healthcare system has been thoroughly tested during the COVID-19 but this months jounral club article looks at the nurse educators demonstration of agility in adjusting to the rapid changes to the the education which they were required to deliver. Results to note: Reported significant occupational and psychological impacts, but also some unexpected positives and…

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Risk Management: AcciMap

Safety and adverse event process and human factors is a process that can be utilisised to learn from. I am sure most people in healthcare have experienced the ‘no blame’ culture approach to blaming said individual. Proactive Risk Management: So an alternative approach to the traditional to root cause analysis is a systems based analysis…

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Journal Club: Obstetric Neonatal Emergency Simulation

Journal Club Article: Zhong, B., Sarkar, M., Menon, N. et al. (2021).Obstetric neonatal emergency simulation workshops in remote and regional South India: a qualitative evaluation. Adv Simul 6, 36. Background: Maternal and neonatal mortality continues to substantial burden low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Research Questions: What are the factors affecting successful management of obstetric and neonatal emergencies in remote to…

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