Mainly about writing for publication in nursing and health covering writing methods, publishing standards, publication ethics and recent developments in the academic publishing industry.


Absolute Radio Frank Skinner Show 9 February 2019


Pierce, H. , Perry, L. , Gallagher, R. and Chiarelli, P. (2019), Culture, teams and organisations: a qualitative exploration of female nurses’ and midwives’ experiences of urinary symptoms at workJ Adv Nurs. doi:10.1111/jan.13951


Singapore, Sydney, and Brisbane in one week

By Roger Watson | 01/30/2019

Somewhere between Sydney and Brisbane, the glamour of international travel wore off.


A wee problem for nurses

Xu, D. , Zhu, S. , Li, H. , Gao, J. , Mou, H. and Wang, K. (2019), Relationships among occupational stress, toileting behaviors, and overactive bladder in nurses: a multiple mediator modelJ Adv Nurs. doi:10.1111/jan.13940


Bullying at work

Arnetz JE, Sudan S, Fitzpatrick L, et al. Organizational determinants of bullying and work disengagement among hospital nursesJ Adv Nurs2019


And the year ends in Spain

By Roger Watson | 12/21/2018
A final visit to Pamplona—sans the bulls—and Roger Watson returns home to celebrate the festive season with friends and family. 

Why I love Damien Slash


A Christmas party


The word penetrated the loud chatter, reached her ear and the ‘cocktail party effect’ kicked in.

‘Yes, I work locally. Love my job.’

She disengaged from the hungry gaze and the increasingly salacious conversation of the man who was speaking to her and tossed a glance in the direction of the voice she was actually listening to. She was not disappointed.


Feltrin C, Newton JM, Willetts G. How graduate nurses adapt to individual ward culture: A grounded theory studyJ Adv Nurs2018;


Reflections on Nursing Leadership

Connecting Continents

Making connections in China, logistically and professionally

30 November 2018