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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Generate a Research Question: Research for Health Professionals (Part 2)

Resource: Dine, C. J., Shea, J. A., & Kogan, J. R. (2016). Generating good research questions in health professions education. Academic Medicine, 91(12), e8-e8. Use the FINER criteria approach to help formulate an intersting research question. Identify a problem challenge or something that wither interests or annoys you. Feasible Interesting Novel Ethical Relevant Then conduct a quick…

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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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Clinical Judgement Model

Journal Club Article: Tanner, C. A. (2006). Thinking like a nurse: A research-based model of clinical judgment in nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 45(6), 204-211. Model of clinical judgement is based from 191 studies and 5 conclusions which identified: “Clinical judgments are more influenced by what nurses bring to the situation than the objective data about the…

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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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