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Catherine Best

Honorary Visiting Lecturer in Nursing, Faculty of Health Studies, School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, University of Bradford

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Improving outcomes for people living with breathlessness

The experience of breathlessness is complex and influenced by a number of factors including emotional, environmental, cultural and social and requires a holistic approach to optimise its management...

Is health coaching the next panacea in healthcare reform?

According to the WHO (2020), causes of death can be grouped into three categories: communicable, noncommunicable and injury, with non-communicable disease accounting for 74% of deaths globally in 2019...

Placements and portfolios: enhancing performance through experience and reflection

Despite the continued prevalence of the theory–practice gap (Aimei, 2015), there are a number of ways in which nurses and educationalists can work collaboratively to reduce this gap; one being the...

Health coaching: the role of the practice nurse

The emphasis being on the coachee to take personal responsibility for creating sustainable change (Whitmore, 2017). Furthermore, coaching is considered a journey; one through which people are able to...

The nurse leader as a coach: Is the tide turning?

Myriad of definitions exist that seek to describe the term coaching. These include Milner et al, (2018) who argue that coaching is a skillset that requires dialogue between a coach and the person or...

Is there a place for servant leadership in nursing?

In the report a Voice to Lead (ICN, 2017), Dr Li Xiuhua, President of the Chinese Nursing Association, opines that nursing leaders should collaboratively create a longstanding sustainable development...

Creating a global covenant for healthcare reform in nursing

Contemporary nursing practice is now the focus of global governments, as evidenced in the Nursing Now Campaign (Crisp and Iro, 2018), and as 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife (WHO, 2019b),...

Building resilience in contemporary nursing practice

The NHS Staff and Learners' Mental Wellbeing Commission (Health Education England (HEE), 2019) reported that further research is needed into the causes of distress, fatigue, self-harm and suicide...

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