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The fruits of mental illness: becoming spiritual and learning to care

01 April 2004

Mental Health Practice


Stanley de Freitas was born in Barbados in 1957, the second of nine children. His father, a successful lawyer, is of Portuguese and English descent, and his mother...

Patient centred care: lessons from the medical profession

01 April 2005

Emergency Nurse


The reform of emergency care has led to a significant rise in the prevalence of emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs) in emergency departments (National Audit Office...

Regular ward checks raise standards of care

26 May 2012

Nursing Management


This article reports on the introduction of intentional rounding at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. The approach was piloted and...

Patient-focused outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

30 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has a significant effect on the lives of people diagnosed with the condition, not just physically, but also socially,...

Promoting self-management and patient independence

17 November 2004

Nursing Standard


This article explains the importance of patient-centred care, and explores the factors affecting self-management and patient independence.

The research agenda for protocol-based care

20 October 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Protocol-based care is increasingly being used to deliver collaborative, integrated and improved patient-centred care, based on the best available...

Providing patient-centred care in an intensive care unit

06 December 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the provision of patient-centred care in an intensive care unit where patients’ autonomy may be compromised. It discusses the Synergy Model as...

Researching recovery from psychosis

01 April 2006

Mental Health Practice


This article will describe a user-led research project, which aimed to look at recovery from psychosis from a user perspective. This involved interviewing people...

a joint practice nurse/community learning disability nurse annual health check for primary care patients with learning disabilities

01 November 2004

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Moves are currently under way to provide better, more rational and improved services for people with learning disabilities. This is clear from Valuing People (DoH...

Urinary continence promotion and people with an intellectual disability

18 May 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Continence is regarded as a basic need and many continence problems can be addressed and managed effectively. People with an intellectual disability (ID) are at...