Addicted to your smartphone? You need to read this

Technology is driving us to distraction by James Williams

Smartphone distraction by ransomtech (Creative Commons)

“How often are you diverted from a task by the seductive lure of your mobile phone? And does it matter? In a landmark book, the author argues we’re losing the power to concentrate”. Check it out here!

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The search for the perfect painkiller…

The search for the perfect painkiller…by Nic Fleming

Painkillers by Kris A (Creative Commons)

“Millions of Americans are hooked on powerful opioid painkillers – and thousands are dying as a result. Now scientists are trying to design a new and safer generation of drug.” By Nic Fleming. Read the essay here!

Our growing understanding of the immune system is transforming medicine. Find out how in this new book.

The Beautiful Cure: Harnessing Your Body’s Natural Defenses by Daniel M Davis

In his review Mark Honigsbaum argues that this book by Daniel Davis is a valuable guide to how our growing understanding of the immune system is transforming medicine. Check it out!

Bringing nursing practice into the classroom with collaborative team-based learning: A model for 21st century nurse education?

Bring nursing practice into the classroom – RCN Education Forum 2018_V2

Click on the link above to view the poster that formed the basis of our ViPER (Visual Presentation with Expert Review) presentation at the RCN Education Forum in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 20-21 March 2018. I am really proud of this teaching model, delivered alongside fantastic colleagues from Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Dorset Healthcare. We think this represents an effective model for delivering education to nurses fit for the 21st century. The audience of clinicians and educators we presented to gave us excellent feedback which was overwhelmingly positive. What do you think?

Promoting clinical decision making and teamwork in undergraduate nursing education: A mixed methods evaluation of team-based learning in applied pathophysiology

Poster for TBLC 2018

Click on the link above to see our poster, ‘Promoting clinical decision making and teamwork in undergraduate nursing education: A mixed methods evaluation of team-based learning in applied pathophysiology’ by Branney, J, and Priego-Hernández, J, as presented at the Team-based Learning Collaborative 17th Annual Meeting, San Diego, 1-3 March 2018. Just two of the reasons we think Team-based Learning is fantastic for nurse education. What do you think?

 

Team-based Learning (TBL) is fantastic for nurse education, and here’s why

Check out my new publication written with my great colleague at the University of Portsmouth, Jacqueline Priego-Hernandez, on Team-based Learning in nurse education. Highlights are that of 197 student nurses, most reported higher accountability (93%) and satisfaction (92%) with Team-based Learning, and 76% preferred TBL to traditional lectures. Click on the link below to find out why they preferred it:

Branney J, Priego-Hernandez, J, 2018. A mixed methods evaluation of team-based learning for applied pathophysiology in undergraduate nursing education. Nurse Education Today. 61, 127-133. Available online 16 November 2017: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2017.11.014