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Responding to people who are experiencing spiritual pain

05 March 2020

Nursing Standard


This article explores the spiritual pain that patients may experience, which is often hidden or overlooked in healthcare settings that tend to focus on managing...

How to undertake structured clinical reflection

10 January 2023

Nursing Management

Staff development

Rationale and key points While clinical reflection has been an essential aspect of nursing practice for many years, some nurses may still find it challenging to...

Providing palliative and end of life care for people with advanced disease

16 May 2022

Nursing Standard

end of life care

All nurses and healthcare workers have a vital role in caring for people with a life-limiting prognosis. The importance of this role was accentuated during the...

Gender diversity in nursing: time to think again

08 November 2021

Nursing Management

gender diversity

Despite recent discussions and campaigns to widen nursing’s appeal to people of diverse gender identities, it continues to be perceived as a largely female...

Supporting the well-being of nursing students and student midwives during the COVID-19 pandemic

15 March 2022

Nursing Management

Peer support

Throughout the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic the Queen’s University Belfast Connections (QUB Connections) project has provided online well-being...

Exploring the role of effective nurse leadership during COVID-19

18 May 2021

Nursing Management


The role of leadership in nursing and healthcare is continuously being examined, and has undergone increasing public and media scrutiny due to the coronavirus...

Oral care of patients in the cancer setting

15 June 2020

Cancer Nursing Practice

patient experience

Oral complications arising from cancer or its treatment, such as mucositis and dry mouth, are common. In the general cancer setting, oral complications can be...