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Are we ready to implement the women’s mental health strategy?

01 March 2004

Mental Health Practice


Women’s mental health issues are now firmly on the national policy agenda with the publication of the consultation document Women’s Mental Health: Into the...

Gender and communication

01 June 2004

Nursing Management


LET’S START by reflecting on the nature and origin of gender differences and making clear the distinction between ‘sex’ and ‘gender’: ‘sex’ refers to basic...

Aggressive incidents on a psychiatric intensive care unit

17 May 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim Although factors related to inpatient aggression have been extensively studied, there is relatively little specific information about violence in intensive care,...

Nurses’ views on challenging doctors’ practice in an acute hospital

09 June 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore the extent to which nurses are willing to challenge doctors’ practice in everyday situations in an acute NHS hospital. Method Qualitative data were...

Effectiveness and safety of restraint and breakaway techniques in a psychiatric intensive care unit

16 May 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of restraint and breakaway in a 16-bed psychiatric intensive care unit. Method Analysis of specifically designed...

Experiences of fathers of babies in intensive care

10 February 2009

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

Around 2,000 sick or premature infants are admitted each year to intensive care units in Northern Ireland–8.1 per cent of the live birth population. Studies show...

Understanding the lives of older women

13 July 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To understand why some women adjust successfully in later life while others, in similar circumstances, become overwhelmed by life and dislike their old age....

Cardiovascular disease in women

30 May 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides an overview of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women. It considers cardiovascular risk, investigations and treatment. Gender bias,...

Understanding social stigma in women with hepatitis C

06 October 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim The aim of this research is to gain a more complete understanding of the impact of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) on women. Method This research used qualitative...

Advocating for LGBTQ+ older adults: a review of the role of executive nurses

30 December 2020

Nursing Management

LGBTQ+ older adults

Over the past four decades, the number of people aged over 60 years has increased worldwide, and within this population there has been a proportional increase in...