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Kicking out ‘kicking off’: a debate on respectful terminology

09 December 2008

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Working alongside people who have a learning disability, we have become increasingly aware of individuals’ views on the disparaging language and labels used in...

what people with a learning disability understand and feel about having a learning disability

01 July 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Changes in service provision for people with a learning disability over the years have been accompanied by changes in terminology. Terms such as ‘idiot’, ‘imbecile’...

Tackling embarrassment

12 December 2001

Nursing Standard

Interpersonal skills

In this article, Bob Price discusses how patients might feel when experiencing an embarrassing problem and ways in which nurses can help to alleviate the...

Testing a new tool: the management of aggression and violence attitude scale (MAVAS)

01 July 2003

Nurse Researcher

General

Perhaps due to the complexities of the problem of aggression and violence, and to ethical issues relating to the mental health areas where much of the work is...

Tackling embarrassment

12 December 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

In this article, Bob Price discusses how patients might feel when experiencing an embarrassing problem and ways in which nurses can help to alleviate the...

Tackling embarrassment

01 October 2001

Primary Health Care

CPD

Aims and intended learning outcomes This feature will assist you to explore the subject of embarrassment, as an issue that can undermine the effectiveness of...

Social aspects of bereavement

01 October 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

The death of a family member is one of the most stressful and disruptive life events and, at some point in their career, all cancer nurses will come into contact...

Perceptions of patients’ pain: a study assessing nurses’ attitudes

18 November 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical research orthopaedic nursing

This study of 35 orthopaedic nurses assessed attitudes to pain and its relief. Using an anonymous questionnaire, nurses gave their views on a range of issues from...

Living with leg ulcers: a patient’s personal experience

31 July 1996

Nursing Standard

Special focus: Tissue viability

Ten years ago, I had never heard much of ulcers and I was fully mobile. In the last decade, however, I have developed all sorts of ailments but the one that bothers...

The negative attitudes of some general nurses towards drug misusers

17 May 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical research drug misuse

This article presents some findings from an interview study which examined the attitudes of 82 healthcare professionals tow ards drug misuse and drug misusers. They...