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The dynamics of rumours in the clinical setting

18 December 1996

Nursing Standard


Philosophers down the ages have discussed gossip and rumour. Aristotle (Ross 1995), Kierkegaard (1846) and Heidegger (1962) all felt that such ‘talk’ was...

Improving ward management

24 January 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the development, implementation and evaluation of an audit process–the nursing annual audit review -to improve nursing management systems on wards...

Improving the patient’s experience of cancer-related fatigue

01 November 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice


Fatigue is a complex, multifactorial disorder with physical, mental, and psychological dimensions that has been associated with diminished quality of life (QOL) in...

Service improvement

01 October 2007

Nursing Management


THE RATIONALE for recent modernisation of the health service, to ensure that care provision is of high quality and is supported by the...

Promoting the role of ward sisters and charge nurses

15 April 1998

Nursing Standard

Professional development

The qualities of the ward sister have long been recognised as pivotal to the provision and promotion of good patient care and ward...

The nurse practitioner role in New South Wales: development and policy

14 July 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The award of a Florence Nightingale Scholarship enabled research which looked at the role and development of nurse practitioners to be undertaken in...

Managing the patient with a chest drain: a review

29 April 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes a preliminary review of the literature on the nursing management of patients with chest drains before pursuing a systematic review...

An evaluation of the Leading an Empowered Organisation programme

26 February 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To evaluate outcomes from the NHS leadership development programme Leading an Empowered Organisation (LEO). Method A prospective case study based on a...

An integrative review of absenteeism in newly graduated nurses

30 October 2017

Nursing Management

Evidence & practice

Managing sickness and absenteeism in the workplace is challenging, and nurse managers must consider their various causes so they can implement effective management...

Simulation using ‘live’ adult service users and moulage in a variety of settings

25 January 2018

Nursing Management

Evidence & practice

This article shows how simulation can be modified and adapted to benefit higher education institutions (HEIs) in a variety of situations. These situations...