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The ‘b’ word

30 October 1996

Nursing Standard


BEING BUSY seems to be a badge of pride in nursing. Talk in the canteens often focuses on how busy we all are. Sometimes this can become Pythonesque, with nurses...

End of life care pathways: ethical and legal principles

09 December 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Myths have developed surrounding the law and ethical principles in end of life care, which can make care provision at the end of life complex and fraught with...

Older people’s experiences of cancer pain: a qualitative study

30 June 2017

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

Aim To consider how the older person constructs the experience of cancer pain and how this is informed by expectations and experiences. Method Nine older people with...

A practical guide to attaining research ethics approval in the UK

25 February 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the permissions and approvals required for nurses and other health professionals to conduct research in the NHS in the UK today. A fictitious...

A critique of positive thinking for patients with cancer

01 June 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides a critical reflection of the debate regarding the adoption of positive thinking in the care and recovery of patients with cancer. Positive...