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Importance of debriefing following critical incidents

01 March 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Working in emergency departments (EDs) is inherently stressful, and stress caused by events such as witnessed death, elder or child abuse, and aggression and...

Stress in emergency departments: experiences of nurses and doctors

05 July 2011

Emergency Nurse


The effects of stressful incidents on emergency department (ED) staff can be profound. Witnessing aggression, violence or the death of patients, or participating in...

Advanced nurse practitioners: improving patients’ journeys

06 October 2008

Emergency Nurse


The Republic of Ireland (ROI) has undergone an unprecedented series of social, economic and demographic changes over the past 15 years, resulting in significant...

Assessing the reasons for deliberate self-harm in young people

01 April 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

A history of deliberate self-harm (DSH) is one of the main indicators for suicide. There has been a rise in the number of presentations to emergency departments as a...

Beliefs of students about growing older and perceptions of working in gerontology

29 January 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

An ageing population that is increasing does not necessarily mean an increase in people who require health and social care. However, it is predicted that a wide...