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Developing clinical research nurses

01 May 2008

Nursing Management


IN RECENT YEARS, there has been a fundamental change in the research environment of the NHS.

Exemption from the smoking ban in mental health hospitals in Wales

09 October 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

The 2007 Welsh smoking ban in public places exempts mental health hospitals. This qualitative study aims to evaluate professional attitudes to the exemption by...

Is legislation needed to limit the restraint of clients?

29 April 2012

Learning Disability Practice


In the UK, the use and misuse of restrictive practices with people who have intellectual disabilities are common. There is a lack of regulation to ensure that...

Implementation of the Mental Health Act 2007

25 August 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article aims to contribute to an understanding of the Mental Health Act 2007, which came into force in November 2008. The article explains the link between the...

Community children’s nursing services in the 21st century

01 March 2005

Paediatric Nursing


Community children’s nursing (CCN) services in the UK have evolved in an ad hoc way to respond to local needs, with no national strategic planning or commissioning...

When things go wrong: a nursing perspective

01 May 2003

Mental Health Practice

Legal issues

Since the publication of Safety First (Appleby 2001), the five-year report of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicides and Homicides by people with Mental...

The ‘nearest relative’ role under the Mental Health Act

12 May 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

The nearest relative role is a statutory safeguard for people who may be subject to the formal powers of the Mental Health Act 1983 in England and Wales. It survived...

Face-off over veils

16 March 2010

Nursing Standard


The French government is contemplating banning the burka in public places – including hospitals. Nurses in France disagree with the proposal.

A conflict of principles?

15 September 2009

Nursing Standard


Nurses in countries with laws enabling assisted suicide have a wide range of views.

Legal and ethical issues in neonatal nursing: a case study

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Neonatal nurses regularly face complex legal and ethical dilemmas. This article discusses the hypothetical case of Jack, a two-day-old infant diagnosed with trisomy...