On April 20, 2020 a 12-hour Twitter conference was held, organized by a group of innovative nurse scholars, prolific Tweeters and change makers. The conference title was Nursing Mutual Aid 2020. According to the website, the group was “co-created by nurses & midwives to support mutual aid, to foster global connections, & to amplify new… Continue reading Innovative Virtual Nursing Conference Held on Twitter During Pandemic
Nursing Literature Reviews: A Reflection by Martin Lipscombe Literature reviews are undertaken by students, researchers, clinicians and educationalists – that is, almost all nurses. Despite much excellent work, exploring the assumptions and practices that constitute searching for and reviewing literature has merit, and prompting those who undertake these activities to think critically about what it… Continue reading New Book of Interest
An amusing and interesting project from the Gapminder Foundation, which aims to eliminate ignorance with a fact-based worldview that everyone can understand. The Ignorance Project started in order to investigate what the public know and don’t know about basic global patterns and macro-trends. They use surveys to ask representative groups of people simple questions about… Continue reading The Ignorance Project – a fact-based worldview
The Economist discusses whether we can improve the way we die. As medicine transforms the way terminal patients are cared for, do we risk sacrificing what really matters in the name of survival? The Economist’s global public policy editor, John McDermott, speaks to surgeon and author Atul Gawande about making the inevitable palatable. Listen to… Continue reading The Economist Podcast: Can We Improve The Way We Die?