Your Mask Comes First

As we near the end of the year and take stock, we may notice across the media how many of our collegaues are leaving workplaces or the workforce entirely. The ‘compassion’ aspect of healthcare maybe turning to recognise that compassion is needed for the workforce also, and not just focusing on workers ‘resilience’ as the…

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Competence in Intensive and Critical Care Nursing

Journal Club Article: Ääri, R. L., Tarja, S., & Helena, L. K. (2008). Competence in intensive and critical care nursing: a literature review. Intensive and critical care nursing, 24(2), 78-89.[abstract] Background Critical care environments are complex and challenging and with an ongoing shortage of critical care nurses, the need for graduating nurse students to have the knowledge…

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Nursing Workforce: The Future

Journal Club Article: Berlin, G., Lapointe, M. & Murphy, M. and Viscardi. M.(2021). Nursing in 2021: Retaining the healthcare workforce when we need it most. McKinsey & Company. Twenty Two Percent: That’s how many nurses indicated in a recent McKinsey survey that they may leave their current position providing direct patient care within the next year. Educating…

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Understanding Clinical Research

Experimental or observational, case-control and cohort study, analytical and descriptive, randomised and non-randomised, outcome-exposure or exposure-outcome, risk of bias. Understanding how to read a research paper or start a research project is challenging and an important skill in nursing. Have a read of this article to help understand clinical research: Grimes, D. A., & Schulz,…

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Professionalism Versus Heroism in Nursing #Covid19

The narrative of nursing in COVID19 is exemplified in some of the images below, but does this hero and saviour image of healthcare workers challenge the professional? Journal Article: Stokes‐Parish, J., Elliott, R., Rolls, K., & Massey, D. (2020). Angels and Heroes: The Unintended Consequence of the Hero Narrative. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Follow some of…

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Authentic feedback: supporting learners to engage in disciplinary feedback practices

Journal Club Article: Dawson, P., Carless, D., & Lee, P. P. W. (2020). Authentic feedback: supporting learners to engage in disciplinary feedback practices. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 1-11. Background on Feedback Literacy Questions how learners can be supported to productively engage in the kinds of feedback practices they may encounter after they graduate. Introduces…

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Science of Network

Networks are everywhere with Albert-László Barabási Resources Barabási, A. L. (2012). The network takeover. Nature Physics, 8(1), 14-16. Barabási Lab Science & Cocktails Follow on Twitter @SciCocktailsCPH Science & Cocktail YouTube Playlist

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The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

Journal Club Article: Belshaw, D. (2016). The essential elements of digital literacies. ” This is the kind of book that still requires some work on the part of the reader to translate into practical action. In other words, this isn’t a handbook. “ Importance of how to learn,Skills are not learned in isolation, but rather…

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