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The Body

01 November 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

Book Review

HOLISTIC PATIENT care is the foundation of effective nursing practice. As this excellent book acknowledges, the body continues to be the essential focus of the daily...

Why is 24/7 community children’s palliative care still not widely available?

07 March 2018

Nursing Children and Young People


Caring for children with life-limiting conditions at home is a 24-hour responsibility for parents, requiring supportive palliative care from community children’s...

Gimme shelter

16 December 1998

Nursing Standard


THE WARM homes, good food and family conviviality which we traditionally associate with the festive season contrast sharply with the shivering men and women who...

Healing old wounds

27 June 2001

Nursing Standard


MOST DAYS busy grandmother Margaret McKinny divides her time between job, family and Belfast's Wave Trauma Centre. she volunteers at the centre as a befriender to...

Driving change

17 January 2001

Nursing Standard


NORMA ROSS was so upset at how practices on her ward allowed a terminally ill patient to suffer unnecessarily that she instigated a review which has led to major...

Breath of fresh air

21 March 2001

Nursing Standard


WORLD TB day this week will highlight the dramatic rise in tuberculosis cases in England and Wales. The disease has reached its highest infection rate for 17 years....

Smooth operator

10 January 2001

Nursing Standard


GOWNED, MASKED and watchfully anticipating the surgeon's next request, the operating theatre nurse's role is skilled and supportive. But is it a position with...

A lousy problem

11 October 2000

Nursing Standard


MANY PARENTS mistakenly believe that regular application of head lice insecticides will prevent their children catching head lice, a new survey has revealed.

Needle Work

01 November 2000

Nursing Standard

Cover feature

AS THE autumn leaves start to fall and the first flu statistics are published, primary healthcare teams throughout the UK are working to ensure that this year's m m...

Shock therapy

16 January 2002

Nursing Standard


CAROLINE* was a bright 14 year old with a wide circle of friends and a supportive, loving family. So when, on the eve of her school summer holidays and a family trip...