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Poor care and the professional duty of the registered nurse

28 April 2017

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

Concerns have been raised in recent years about standards of care in the UK. Notable failures have been identified in the care of vulnerable older adults. This...

Raising concerns and reporting poor care in practice

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

This article considers the issue of poor care and how nurses should respond when they encounter it. Several reports and inquiries into failings in care have called...

Developing a structured approach to safeguarding education

02 December 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children is a legal requirement and is essential in nursing and healthcare practice. This article describes the development and...

Development of assertive communication skills in nursing preceptorship programmes: a qualitative insight from newly qualified nurses

11 July 2019

Nursing Management

evidence and practice

Background Being able to speak up is a prerequisite for establishing safe communication in healthcare settings. The nursing preceptorship programme represents an...