Author Archives: Kristi Herd

Publication of the week – Helping patients with chronic conditions overcome barriers to self-care

The World Health Organization defines chronic conditions as those that require ongoing management over a period of years. Heart disease, diabetes, and asthma are considered chronic conditions. Conditions that result in disability, such as injuries and socioenvironmental conditions (limited food and … Continue reading

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Recommended site of the week: Researcher Development Framework

Vitae is the UK organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes. It is a great resource for researchers and postgraduate students. It also includes areas for … Continue reading

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Tecnology in Nursing

Using Technology to Advance Evidence-based Practice Commentary from: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN Associate Editor, Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing New technologies are being rapidly developed and used to speed the translation of evidence into practice, enhance education, … Continue reading

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Scottish Universities Medical Journal – Student Nurses…get published!

Lloyd Hughes is the current Editor for the Scottish Universities Medical Journal. They have just published their first issue (available at: http://sumj.dundee.ac.uk) and are looking for articles for their second edition. This journal aims to encompass the learning needs and be … Continue reading

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Why can’t you sprint a marathon?…It’s pretty amazing what you can find out from a tadpole!

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have discovered a new memory mechanism within the nervous system that helps to avoid exhaustion.  “Many of us know the feeling of tired muscles screaming at us to stop … Continue reading

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Recommended Site of the Week…Portal for Universities Worldwide

UniversitiesNews.com has been online for more than 1 year and has been continuously updating news related to education fraternity. It will be wrong to say that this site is the best but yes, they say It is no less. It … Continue reading

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Smoking and health 50 years on from landmark report

50 years ago on Tuesday, a key report was published that marked the beginning of a change in our relationship with smoking. Although there had been previous warnings linking smoking and lung cancer, it was the 1962 study by the … Continue reading

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Volume 1 Issue 1 of the Scottish Universities Medical Journal (SUMJ)

Lloyd Hughes left this as a comment, but I think it deserves a post of it’s own! I am delighted to say that Volume 1 Issue 1 of the Scottish Universities Medical Journal (SUMJ) has just been published online at … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Knowledge Transfer And Nursing Practice

Across the globe there is a concern about closing the gap between evidence of what works and what happens in the reality of clinical practice. The research base of practice has grown exponentially in recent years, and there a numerous guideline … Continue reading

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Can Santa travel faster than the speed of light…

In this bedtime story Professor Brian Cox explains how Father Christmas can deliver presents with time to spare! http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2011-12-18/brian-cox-can-santa-travel-faster-than-the-speed-of-light

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