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A study into clients’ attitudes towards mechanical aids

23 October 1996

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In the second article of three (the first appeared in last week’s issue), the authors describe Phase II of the study ‘An Evaluation of Mechanical Aids used within...

An evaluation of mechanical aids used within the NHS

30 October 1996

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This paper describes Phase III of the study of mechanical aids used within the NHS, the aim of which was to evaluate the acceptability and effectiveness of...

Deterioration in hospital patients: early signs and appropriate actions

10 September 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Early identification of clinical deterioration in hospitalised patients is important to prevent subsequent cardiopulmonary arrest and reduce mortality. Understanding...

Using real time patient feedback to introduce safety changes

27 October 2011

Nursing Management


Holding regular safety briefings and debriefings has improved safety and the patient experience at one trust. The approach was piloted in an elective orthopaedic...

Measuring the patient experience

21 October 2011

Nurse Researcher


Aim This paper examines the complex issues of measuring the patient experience and evaluating the quality of health care. It discusses the use of surveys, patient...

Promoting better care for stigmatised patients

17 December 2014

Nursing Standard


This article discusses the role of nurses and nurse leaders in the prevention and resolution of patient stigmatisation. The multiple nurse, patient and environmental...

Making sense of pain and loss: searching for meaning while living with cancer

28 August 2018

Cancer Nursing Practice

personal stories

This article presents some of the main findings from a study using an interpretative phenomenological approach to explore searching for meaning in the lives of 15...

Staff perceptions of patient visibility systems in acute care settings

29 April 2015

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Patient care visibility technology systems provide real-time information about patient admissions, discharges, transport, clinical activities and housekeeping...

A changing identity: a focus group study of the experiences of women diagnosed with secondary breast cancer

31 January 2019

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence and practice

Aim This aim of the study was to explore the information and support needs of women with secondary breast cancer (SBC). Method A qualitative focus group study with...

Supporting frequent attenders to reduce their visits to an emergency department

17 December 2018

Emergency Nurse


Frequent attenders to emergency departments (EDs) are a heterogeneous group who have traditionally been patched up and discharged with little support. This makes...