Basic Model of Supervision

Journal Club Article: Milne, D., Aylott, H., Fitzpatrick, H., & Ellis, M. V. (2008). How does clinical supervision work? Using a “best evidence synthesis” approach to construct a basic model of supervision. The Clinical Supervisor, 27(2), 170-190. Background: One of the major challenges hindering the further development of clinical supervision has been poor conceptualization in both theory…

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Tools for Knowledge and Learning: A Guide for Development and Humanitarian Organisations

Journal Club Article: Ramalingam, B. (2006). Tools for knowledge and learning: A guide for development and humanitarian organizations. London: Overseas Development Institute. Background “No one should be dying or suffering because knowledge that already exists in one part of the world has not reached other parts. It is up to each of us to take…

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Why We Became Nurse Educators (Journal Club)

Journal Club Article: Evans, J. D. (2018). Why We Became Nurse Educators: Findings From a Nationwide Survey of Current Nurse Educators. Nursing Education Perspectives, 39(2), 61-65. [abstract] Background: The need to build the nurse faculty workforce and resolve the persistent shortage of educators led to a study of nurse educator recruitment and retention. The shortage of nurse educators…

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‘Do not interrupt’ Bundled Intervention to Reduce Medication Interruptions.

Journal Club Article: Westbrook, J. I., Li, L., Hooper, T. D., Raban, M. Z., Middleton, S., & Lehnbom, E. C. (2017). Effectiveness of a ‘Do not interrupt’ bundled intervention to reduce interruptions during medication administration: a cluster randomised controlled feasibility study. BMJ Qual Saf, bmjqs-2016. Aim: Evaluate the effectiveness of a ‘Do not interrupt’ bundled intervention to…

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The Top Ten Websites in Critical Care Medicine Education Today (Journal Club)

Journal Club Article: Wolbrink, T. A., Rubin, L., Burns, J. P., & Markovitz, B. (2018). The Top Ten Websites in Critical Care Medicine Education Today. Journal of intensive care medicine, 0885066618759287. Background Looks at the rapid growth of online educational resources in the critical care environment. From another review by Kleinpell et al (2011) which identified…

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An Integrative Literature Review of Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators

Journal Club Article: Breytenbach, C., ten Ham-Baloyi, W., & Jordan, P. J. (2017). An Integrative Literature Review of Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators. Nursing Education Perspectives, 38(4), 193-197. [abstract] Keywords: Evidence-Based Teaching; integrative review; teaching; nurse educator. Background Evidence-based teaching strategies in nursing education are fundamental to promote an in-depth understanding of information. The teaching strategies of nurse…

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Educational Research: The Qualitative Path

Book Club: Creswell, J. W. (2012). Educational research: Planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. [Link to 4th edition] As I transitioned between the worlds of healthcare and higher education, I noted the differences in approaches and considerations to the hierarchies of research and evidence base. In healthcare the RCT is the…

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An Integrative Literature Review of Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators

Journal Club Article: Breytenbach, C., ten Ham-Baloyi, W., & Jordan, P. J. (2017). An Integrative Literature Review of Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators. Nursing Education Perspectives, 38(4), 193-197. [abstract] Background Evidence-based teaching strategies in nursing education are fundamental to promote an in-depth understanding of information. The teaching strategies of nurse educators should be based on sound evidence…

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Create an Online Journal Club for Nurses

This post is to help guide the nurse educator on the creation of an online journal club for healthcare practitioners, and focuses on the theory of initiation and engagement aspects. Reasons for a journal club could be to increase uptake of evidence based practice, changing culture, improving patient outcomes or education development.  To Do List…

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Workplace Training: Informal Learning?

Workplaces as Centres of Inquiry Workplace learning and experiences are often seen as informal and subsequently ‘informal learning’ occurs. Billet (2002) states that an educational workplace pedagogy exists, and that learning does not just occur in schools and higher education. Workplace education delivers structured goal-directed activities and work practice relevancy so this ‘informal’ tag is…

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