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Improving communication between emergency department staff

30 April 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

During redevelopment of the emergency department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, it was deemed vital that its internal communication system should be...

Using zonal nursing to engage women in a medium secure setting

05 April 2012

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Patient observation involves nurses being allocated to specific at-risk patients to ensure that they remain safe. It provides staff with an opportunity to engage...

Rules of engagement: reaching out to communities

10 June 2009

Nursing Management

Feature

With the right form of engagement, so-called hard-to-reach communities can play vital roles in shaping and improving services. This article describes some of the...

Developing the RCN Executive Nurse Network

25 June 2012

Nursing Management

Feature

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has been reviewing how it engages with senior nurses across the UK. As part of a new approach to engagement, it was decided to...

Strategies for engaging people with personality disorder in treatment

09 May 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Around one third of people with personality disorder do not complete treatment. It is important to improve engagement because non-completion of treatment is...

Engaging clients through outdoor activities

01 February 2011

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Generally, respite care is not accessed by people with severe mental health problems, who as a result often become disengaged from services. This article reviews an...

Encouraging workplace innovation using the ‘world cafe’ model

01 November 2010

Nursing Management

Feature

To ensure that community health services are as good as they can be, professional leaders in Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, decided to engage staff using a method...

Transfer of skills and knowledge to rural Malawi

30 March 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Five years ago, a Canadian-Irish project called Transformative Praxis was set up to transfer education and healthcare knowledge, skills and resources to local...

Therapeutic relationships in intellectual disability nursing practice

02 September 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The therapeutic relationship is an interpersonal affiliation between a nurse and a client. It is central to the growth of interdependent psychological, emotional,...

Reflections on a yearly camp at an adult mental health rehabilitation unit

07 July 2016

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

This article describes the implementation and evaluation of an annual camp at a secure unit in Australia. The Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit is a locked...