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…

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Nursing Theories: Back to basics

Nursing is often voted the most trusting profession, is this due to the humanistic approach of traditional nursing or looking further back into the history of nursing and the vocational ‘Florence’ holistic caring approach? As nurses engage in technology to deliver care and encroach into areas of medicine to increase the nursing scope of practice,…

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Nursing & Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

This post is one of curiosity and interest in a socialist country that is largely a mystery of what occurs in everyday life. How is the healthcare system, what sort of technology and resources are available, what training do the nurses receive, is it hospital or university based? This post is not based on any…

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NNEC2018 Notes & Thoughts (Day 2)

Session: Changing World, Change in Clinical Practice Focus: Overcoming the theory-practice gap Research translation: slow process of change, translation of evidence Deimplementation of Practice The transition from hospital nurse education to Tertiary (university) sector. Nurse researching and impact by Florence Difficulty staying up to date through impact of information overload: volume of research, guidelines. Value…

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Digging For Dinosaurs: Change Idea

Presentation: Digging For Dinosaurs Resource: Brown, C. E. (2012). Digging for Dinosaurs Contest: A Novel Strategy to Engage Nurses in Questioning Practice. Change Management Strategy:  used a competition format to drive interest and engagement for ideas on removing ritualistic practices. A strategy to engage nurses in practice change and the translation of evidence into practice.…

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Learning to Unlearn

Learn-Unlearn-Relearn To move into new domains of learning and knowledge there is a need for revolutionary thinking to be confident enough to rise to the challenge of moving into the unknown. Education from school to university and then into workplace, is normally planned and structured around a developmental trajectory as a persons skills, knowledge and…

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Mix It Up Book Club: The Classics

Inspiration and thought can come from an array of sources. I have recently tried to make a focused effort on adjusting the balance of healthcare and normal reading material that I read, incorporating the classics onto my ‘to do’ reading list. This approach is part of that work/life balance ethos that can become skewed when all…

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Health Target Measures & Education

“When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure” – Marilyn Strathern. Nurse education is not only about the theoretical aspects of education and translational learning, but is measured by clinical outcomes, benchmarking, quality care and subsequent targets to achieve. Education can be difficult to measure, grades are the common method, but…

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Healthcare Access For All

In the current climate of privatisation of healthcare systems, it’s good to remember some of the positive aspects of ‘health access for all’ approaches. It’s possible that in the future, this model of care will no longer exist, hopefully not. So let us remember the philosophy of the NHS, welfare state and Nye Bevan. As…

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Want Your Graduates to Succeed? Teach Them to Think!

Journal Club Article: Caputi, L. J., & Kavanagh, J. M. (2018). Want Your Graduates to Succeed? Teach Them to Think!. Nursing education perspectives, 39(1), 2-3. [abstract] Thinkers and Knowledge Workers This guest editorial discusses the importance and need for the preparation of new graduate nurses for the complex demands of professional practice they are about to enter. The…

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