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What parents of children with cystic fibrosis expect of educational events

09 September 2014

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

The aim of this study was to evaluate a parent/carer hospital-based educational event and increase future participation by tailoring the format to meet parent/carer...

Understanding the needs of people with dementia and family carers

27 August 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

This is the first in a short series that presents case study examples of the positive work achieved by trusts who participated in the Royal College of Nursing’s...

Hugs not drugs for dementia

21 April 2009

Nursing Standard


Using a specialised assessment process for people with dementia helps reduce agitation and improves quality of life.

Enhancing carers’ experiences of mental health services

01 October 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

This article suggests that relational approaches and carer-centred practice in mental health and other services might alleviate some of the burden on the health –...

Family caregivers’ compassion fatigue in long-term facilities

01 May 2010

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Aim The aim of this study was to explore the presence of compassion fatigue in family carers who assist staff with care of older relatives in long-term settings....

Student life - Effective information on out-of-hours health care

01 March 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Student life

On a placement in a community nursing team, I was given the opportunity to develop the core content of an information leaflet with the aim of empowering people with...

Carers’ training in the administration of emergency rescue medication

05 May 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

There is a higher prevalence of epilepsy in people with learning disabilities than in the general population. In the authors’ trust’s catchment area of Bedfordshire,...

Family liaison in an adult acute inpatient ward

01 May 2011

Mental Health Practice


Families and carers of clients admitted to mental health inpatient services have often felt excluded from the caring process. This article describes a pilot project...

Developing an end of life care support pathway

01 February 2012

Primary Health Care


People looking after family members and friends in their final weeks of life have needs that must be recognised and accommodated. A service improvement pilot...

Transcultural nursing strategies for carers of people with dementia

31 March 2016

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Caring for a family member with dementia is stressful, and carers from all backgrounds often feel overwhelmed and under-supported. Professional and family carers’...