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Developing the Dynamic Emotion Recognition Instrument (DERI)

15 August 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Aim To develop a valid and reliable research instrument displaying six basic emotions represented by three ethnic groups (Asian, white British, and black...

How to use intentional silence

07 September 2016

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points This article explains intentional silence, which can provide a therapeutic nursing presence that demonstrates compassion and respect for the...

Effective communication skills in nursing practice

03 December 2014

Nursing Standard


This article highlights the importance of effective communication skills for nurses. It focuses on core communication skills, their definitions and the positive...

Emotion recognition by mental health professionals and students

01 February 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To examine the ability of mental health professionals and mental health nursing students from a London university and a nursing institute in the Sultanate of...

Barriers to effective nurse-patient communication in the emergency department

14 April 2020

Emergency Nurse


Background It has been identified that ineffective nurse-patient communication in the emergency department (ED) can lead to frustration, mistrust and inadequate pain...

Online live chat: a digital solution or barrier to communicating with those affected by prostate cancer?

25 April 2019

Cancer Nursing Practice

Prostate cancer

Greater access to the internet has resulted in more people searching online for health information and the development of online-based patient support services. This...

Breaking bad news

22 August 2022

Nursing Standard


Nurses are often faced with situations in their practice where they have to break bad news to patients and their families. Such conversations are complex and can be...

Listening to people with severe or profound intellectual disabilities: a literature review

24 November 2022

Learning Disability Practice


This article presents a literature review that explored communication partners’ experiences of listening or attending to people with severe or profound intellectual...

Developing cultural competence in caring for people with mental health conditions

02 May 2023

Nursing Standard

Effective practice

As cultural competence becomes embedded in healthcare, it is important to consider this concept in the context of caring for patients with mental health conditions...

Person-centred care for people with learning disabilities: the application of Kitwood’s theory

26 May 2020

Learning Disability Practice


Tom Kitwood’s conceptual approach has been widely used to provide person-centred care for people living with dementia, but has not previously been explored in...