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01 April 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice

Opinion

Oscar Wilde is credited with saying: ‘Cynics know the price of everything and the value of nothing.’ This could almost be applied to NHS management if repeated...

Priceless

08 December 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Opinion

TO DELIVER evidence-based care it is essential to keep up to date with policies and practice, and to become a leader you must constantly develop your skills. In most...

Education in the acute setting

01 September 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice

Opinion

Cancer education has been an exciting and progressive arena for many years. Although most programmes offered in UK universities are aimed at those working...

Give credit where credit is due

01 May 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice

Letter

It was encouraging to read the news item in the April issue of Cancer Nursing Practice regarding improvements nurses have made in reducing waiting times for...

Feelings are the invisible ‘added value’ of nursing

22 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Letter

I was saddened to read Thomas Arlarch’s letter (August 9) claiming that subjective feelings have no place in the provision of care.

Fundamental nursing care is a vital part of our ‘real’ work, Ms Abbott

10 May 2011

Nursing Standard

Letter

Shadow health minister Diane Abbott says ‘Basic is best’ (reflections April 13), claiming that basic nursing skills matter more than the number of exams a nurse has...

Specialist practice is advanced in skill and context

12 October 2010

Nursing Standard

Letter

I read with great interest the work from NHS Wales and the framework on advanced practice (news and editorial September 29). This work helps clarify what advanced...

Kindness does cost

11 June 2014

Nursing Standard

Reflections

The nursing profession has come under unprecedented scrutiny since the Francis report. There is great concern that the so-called ‘basic skills’ and attributes,...

Vital statistics

09 January 2007

Nursing Standard

General article

Specialist nurses have not yet developed a language to explain all that they do to managers. As a result, their posts are vulnerable when cuts are made. Mathematical...

Pandora helps clinical nurse specialists explain their role

12 December 2007

Nursing Standard

Letter

The Pandora computer model is based on a researched mathematical model of the specific work of clinical nurse specialists (CNSs). It is not a model of clinical...