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The nurse’s role and the NMC Code of Professional Conduct in the use of Section 58 powers

01 November 2003

Mental Health Practice


Two cases, Wilkinson (2002) and Wooder (2003), involving the use of compulsory powers under the Mental Health Act 1983 to administer anti-psychotic medication, have...

Fabricated or induced illness in children

01 February 2004

Paediatric Nursing


The possibility of illness being fabricated or induced in a child by a parent or carer is real although rare (McClure et al 1996). Terms used to describe such child...

Understanding and applying personality types in healthcare communication

16 June 2020

Nursing Standard


Understanding personality types can assist nurses in enhancing their understanding of themselves and their colleagues, which in turn can support effective...

Family myths of a child’s identity and the effect on service provision

05 October 2009

Learning Disability Practice


This article examines parental and family myths regarding children, with particular concentration on the child with severe developmental disabilities who may never...

An adaptable instrument and method for exploring care and compassion

23 January 2017

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Narratives, particularly when visual and auditory elements are added to words, reveal more about cultures and behaviours, including those present in...

An overview of education and ‘new genetics’

28 March 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Research and development in the field of genetics and the Human Genome Project will have a major impact on the future of health care and the services on offer for...

Reducing burnout in nurses and care workers in secure settings

23 April 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To identify which educational interventions reduce burnout and promote wellbeing in nurses and care workers in secure settings. Method A systematic review of...

Female genital mutilation: a literature review

04 September 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful practice involving the removal or alteration of parts of the female genitalia for non-therapeutic reasons. It may be...

Forever a child: analysis of the Ashley case

01 March 2008

Paediatric Nursing


Concerned for her future, the care-givers of a profoundly disabled girl (Ashley) consented to her having growth attenuation using high dose oestrogen, a hysterectomy...

Understanding the relevance of human rights in healthcare and nursing practice

09 November 2020

Nursing Standard

Ethical issues

While the NHS aims to respect the human rights of every individual, it also has a wider social duty to promote equality in the services it provides. This means that...