Huda Abu-Saad Huijer, professor of nursing science at the Rafic Hariri School of Nursing at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, reveals how her clincal supervision skills informed and influenced her career.
When and why did you develop an interest in research? My first nursing job was as a staff nurse in an oncology intensive care unit and a bone marrow transplant unit taking care of patients who were participating in high intensity clinical trials. During my master’s degree, I worked as a research assistant for two faculty members whose research was making an impact at state and national levels, and I was able to lead a small research project of my own. During my doctoral and post-doctoral studies, my research interests continued to grow. I find great meaning and purpose in identifying and solving difficult problems through research.
If you do, you can’t go wrong, says Rebekah Matthews, who works as integrated pathway manager at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Director of health and well-being at the Royal Hospital Chelsea Deborah Sturdy on why older people’s nurses should challenge the status quo.
Skills for Health has launched an online social media toolkit for healthcare organisations
Health lead for the NWG National Response Team for tackling child sexual exploitation, Ray McMorrow on how nursing was a natural vocation to enter.
Skills for Health’s online resource will be useful to nurses who want to navigate social media.
Jane Naismith, nurse consultant at St Joseph’s Hospice, on why end of life care is everyone’s business
Former reserve armed forces medic Matt Sawyer explains why maintaining a good work-life balance is vital.
Policy briefing on new guidance on police use of physical restraint in mental health and learning disability settings in England and Wales.