The legitimacy of any profession is built on its ability to generate and apply theory (Johnson, 1974). Theories are mental patterns or constructs created to help understand and find meaning from...
Implementing a surgical first assistant role into that of a clinical nurse specialist at an orthopaedic specialist hospital
The Perioperative Care Collaborative (PCC) (2018) defines an SFA as ‘registered practitioner providing continuous, competent and dedicated surgical assistance under direct supervision of the operating...
Promoting community engagement in a pre-registration nursing programme: a qualitative study of student experiences
A literature review used the search terms ‘Nurse students’ ‘Volunteering’ ‘Student volunteering’ and ‘Student nurse volunteering’ in the search engines PubMed, CINAHL and The King's Fund between June...
During my last year at school, I had a part-time job working in a factory. There were a number of jobs that involved workers standing in front of a conveyer belt, along which travelled various...
Despite the range of terminologies used with regards to EBP, which includes discipline-specific evidence-based nursing and evidence-based medicine (Barker and Linsley, 2016), the aim and key elements...
‘Part of effectively advocating for patients requires demonstrating empathy for them, which, in turn, helps them trust that they are being listened to’ .
Take a few moments to reflect on managers you have worked for and identify their individual management skills and abilities. Think about your own skills as a manager; what is it that you expect of...
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