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Elective cardioversion at a district general hospital: a retrospective evaluation of outcomes

The aim of this evaluation was to review patient demographics and retrospectively evaluate the success of cardioversion at specified time frames. It included a subset analysis on cardioversion...

Considering the impact of shift working on health

Shift work is necessary for the provision of health services, especially in hospitals as it is the only way to provide continuous service and care to patients (Turchi et al, 2019). Working at night is...

In-hospital end-of-life care: an appreciative analysis of bereaved family feedback

In July 2020, a hospital-based specialist nurse for bereavement (JJ) commenced a log of informal feedback, voluntarily provided by a relative of a deceased person during a routine telephone...

Rapid nursing redeployment from a specialist ward to a COVID-19 high-dependency setting

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a rare multisystem disease and care should be provided at specialist CF centres by multidisciplinary teams. Specialist care is required as CF is a life-limiting disease that...

Unmasking impostor phenomenon: a study of nurses in specialist roles

Impostor phenomenon is a term originally coined by Clance and Imes (1978) to describe individuals who, despite substantial professional accomplishments, are unable to internalise their success and...

Resilience and burnout of healthcare workers during the early COVID-19 pandemic

The authors invited health professionals to complete an electronic survey, an outline of which can be found in Box 1. The survey was created using Microsoft Forms, and was distributed to HCWs...

Defining digital nursing

A mixed-methods approach was taken. To design and conduct the research, TEC Cymru collaborated with a consultant nurse in child health and the national nurse lead for primary and community care...

The experiences of internationally educated nurses who joined the nursing workforce in England

In the period 1990/1991 to 2021/2022, the percentage of new IEN Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registrants rose from 10% to 53% of the total annual number. In 2022-2023, more than 40% of new NMC...

Call to action on diabetes care: reaching communities facing health inequalities, health inequities and deprivation

The term health inequities is described as ‘avoidable inequalities in health between groups of people within countries and between countries’ (WHO, 2013). Equity is sometimes used interchangeably with...

Evaluating the NMC proficiencies framework: perspectives of students and educators 5 years on

In order to gather and collate the views of both educators and students with experience of education journeys under the 2018 standards, a pair of closely linked service evaluations were disseminated....

Family-witnessed resuscitation in the emergency department in a low-income country

Pre-hospital and emergency service provision in many LICs and lower middle-income countries (LMICs) are under-developed, with services covering huge geographical areas and dealing with high volumes of...

Competency versus proficiency: trying to develop an understanding of these terms in the context of practice learning

The professional governing body for nursing in the UK, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), has long produced educational standards to support the preparation of those wishing to become registered...

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