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How corrupted cultures lead to abuse of restraint interventions

08 September 2011

Learning Disability Practice


The challenges of caring can cause severe stress to all concerned in ways that must be recognised, acknowledged and managed. This is important to prevent stressors,...

Evaluation of organisational culture and nurse burnout

01 October 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

A survey of nurses working with older adults across three NHS trusts was conducted to explore how perceptions of the workplace affect nurse wellbeing. Standardised...

Understanding attitudes and their effects on nursing practice

09 December 2015

Nursing Standard


Attitudes are of crucial importance in nursing. Attitudes help us to understand how people perceive issues and processes in care and determine what they deem...

Educational responses to unethical healthcare practice

13 June 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

The aim of this article is to explore explanations for unethical healthcare practice and identify educational responses. The meaning of unethical practice is...

Time to change the culture of learning disability services

01 June 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

An analysis of organisational culture of health and social care services shows that policy ideals do not always match the reality of daily practice, for example when...

Caring for older people with dementia in hospital Part one: challenges

01 October 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Background Nursing students often care for older people with dementia during placements. The quality of the students’ experience is important. Aim To explore adult...

Developing the organisational culture in a healthcare setting

17 January 2018

Nursing Standard


This article aims to define organisational culture and explain why it is important to patients, carers and those working in healthcare environments. Organisational...

Understanding bullying in healthcare organisations

02 December 2015

Nursing Standard


Bullying is a pervasive problem in healthcare organisations. Inquiries and reports on patient care and poor practice in the NHS have emphasised the substantial...

Reducing workplace bullying in healthcare organisations

07 February 2007

Nursing Standard


Workplace bullying in the NHS is an important issue that is growing in significance as it becomes clear that bullying is not just a personal matter but also an...

Managers’ role in maximising investment in continuing professional education

01 February 2016

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Healthcare organisations face the challenge of delivering care in increasingly complex environments. To do so they depend on competent professionals, and continuing...
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