Emergent Change

Journal Article Luiking, M. L., van Linge, R., Bras, L., Grypdonck, M., & Aarts, L. (2015). Intensive insulin therapy implementation by means of planned versus emergent change approach. Nursing in critical care. Design Prospective comparative study introducing a new insulin protocol in an ICU in the Netherlands. Measurement of compliance within two teams of nurses.…

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Book List for Nurse Educators

As we write this blog we will endeavour to keep a reading list of books we have found interesting. Take a look at some inspiring reading lists from Bill Gates and Goodreads. Books: in no particular order Knowles, M. S., Holton III, E. F., & Swanson, R. A. (2014). The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in…

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Capability Framework

What is a Capability Framework?         The maintenance of professional standards, and scope of practice. A capability framework ensures the safe introduction of new models of care, therapies, procedures and subsequent roles. In nursing education provision the aim is to move beyond competency training and develop nursing roles, such as advanced practice roles.…

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Restorative Practice

What Is Restorative Practice? A process to developing respect, empathy, social responsibility and self regulation. Effective relationships are the central to ways of working. Restorative practice can be approached from 3 levels (the individual, organisation or wider state/national level). Restorative practice can be proactive or responsive. To build emotional intelligence and resilience is the proactive…

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The Black Swan

The Black Swan is a nice reminder on uncertainty and the unknown in life. We educators always have to shake away the traditional aspects of “we have always done it this way” or “that will never work here” in our teaching. Expect the unexpected! Taleb also uses the art of story telling to portray his…

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Adult Learning (Andragogy)

The science of adult learning (andragogy) involves the understanding and supporting of lifelong learning in adult learners, and also developing the teaching of adult learners (Knowles, Holton & Swanson, 2011). We will refer regularly to the work of Malcolm Knowles, the godfather of adult learning theory. Now I am sure we will be interchanging between…

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