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Spiritual Care in Practice

01 July 2015

Nursing Management

Book Review

THIS BOOK presents a series of illuminating case studies of spiritual ministration. This should be useful for nurses and managers, many of whom have limited...

Vantage point - Disciplinary data unclear

01 July 2015

Nursing Management

Opinion

IS THE culture in health care discriminatory? A recent report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (2014) highlights the issue of staff equality as reflected in its...

Vantage point - Unity or chaos

01 March 2016

Nursing Management

Opinion

I AM writing this column as junior doctors prepare to walk out for a second day of industrial action over proposed changes to their contract.

Decisions, decisions

25 March 2015

Nursing Management

Opinion

CHICKEN STEW or vegetable lasagne? In hospitals or care homes, this may not simply be a matter of asking what people want for lunch. Under the terms of the Mental...

Learning lessons from the lost world of the asylum

22 February 2018

Nursing Management

Opinion

Many moons ago, on completing nurse training, I applied for a post at Claybury Hospital, a former psychiatric hospital on the edge of east London.

Vantage point - A private matter

25 November 2015

Nursing Management

Opinion

IMAGINE THAT you have been struggling with depression and your doctor has referred you for cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). Such treatment is provided on the NHS...

Halting health tourism

01 December 2016

Nursing Management

Opinion

The Lagos shuttle it’s called. Every week several passengers arrive at Gatwick or Heathrow from Nigeria in the late stages of pregnancy.

We need to be sceptical about media messages

30 October 2017

Nursing Management

Opinion

Teachers, media, the Department of Health, political conferences and the royal family: they’re all talking about a mental health crisis among younger people. But is...

Let us not fear being radical

01 September 2013

Nursing Management

Opinion

REVERED OR reviled, the late Margaret Thatcher transformed UK society, with opinion divided on whether it was for the better or worse. Among other things, her...

Protected engagement time in mental health inpatient units

27 March 2014

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Protected engagement time in mental health inpatient units is a fixed period each day during which administrative activities and visiting are suspended so that...
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