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January 15, 2019

Providing Patient Education in the Waiting Room

There is a plethora of evidence that confirms that an increasing number of patients are spending more and more time in waiting rooms across a variety of health care settings (Willis, Ozturk & Chandra, 2015). However, there is a gap in the literature regarding what patients are doing while they
January 08, 2019

Cultivating Critical Thinking in Healthcare

Critical thinking skills have been linked to improved patient outcomes, better quality patient care and improved safety outcomes in healthcare (Jacob et al. 2017). Given this it is necessary for educators in healthcare to stimulate and lead further dialogue about how these skills are taught, assessed, and integrated into the
January 02, 2019

Mandatory Education: Why do we do it? – Interview with Donna Wright

This short interview recorded at the Association for Nursing Professional Development 2018 Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida, offers a fresh look at mandatory training (mandatory education) and its expectations that it will achieve staff competence. Importantly, Donna Wright considers the question ‘why do we do it?’. Donna looks at the problems
December 19, 2018

How to Give Effective Feedback: 6 Tips for Nurse Educators

Effective feedback is a very important process that occurs in nursing practice. When delivered effectively, feedback can: Improve performance; Aid in learning; Help individuals understand their strengths and deficits; Allows learners to implement strategies to strengthen and improve their practice; and Ultimately improve patient care and outcomes. Given the potential
December 12, 2018

The Emotionally Intelligent Nurse

Emotional intelligence (EI) may be a buzzword in many circles, but there’s no question that emotionally intelligent nurses are sought after communicators, team members, and healthcare professionals. A nurse with a high emotional quotient (EQ) is worth his or her weight in gold.   Emotional Intelligence in Nursing Emotional intelligence,