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Polish and British nurses’ responses to patient need

11 June 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This research study explored the differences between the responses of a cohort of British nurses and a cohort of Polish nurses to a patient’s expression of need....

Importance of good relationships between carers and professionals

29 September 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article presents the findings of a literature review of research into the relationships between family carers of people with intellectual disabilities and...

Helping vulnerable people develop and maintain relationships

28 May 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

In the North Somerset Primary Care Trust catchment area, local healthcare guidelines on relationships and sexuality may not help people with learning disabilities or...

Promoting good sexual health and relationships

01 February 2012

Learning Disability Practice


The Family Planning Association (FPA) is a national charity that promotes good sexual health. This article describes a programme the FPA has devised to help people...

Emotion management for people with severe learning disabilities

10 February 2010

Learning Disability Practice


Team Mate was a pilot emotion management group for students with severe learning disabilities, held at their further education unit. The group was run...

Ensuring the success of nursing student practice placements

30 September 2012

Learning Disability Practice


In this article, the author, who has recently received a national award for mentorship, explains the importance of open and respectful relationships between mentors...

Caring for a child with profound disabilities: a mother’s story

31 May 2012

Learning Disability Practice


Infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV) can have devastating and enduring effects on fetuses. In this article, the parent of a daughter born with several severe...

Prize your praise

01 October 1997

Nursing Management

Prize your praise

It is commonly known that praise is an effective motivator in the workplace. Positive reinforcement not only improves performance, it is also necessary in order to...

Care home residents’ experiences of social relationships with staff

01 February 2010

Nursing Older People


This article presents findings from a cross-study analysis of social engagement between older people and staff in care homes. The studies found that staff and the...

The narrative research trail: values of ambiguity and relationships

01 July 2005

Nurse Researcher


Engle Angela Chan sets out the experiential function of ambiguity in nursing research through a narrative study of Canadian college nurse educators. Through the...