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Healthcare language: how to avoid words that hurt

05 September 2023

Mental Health Practice

Opinion

When communicating information to patients, the words you choose can be as important as the message itself. A nurse’s choices of language can affect how patients...

How to avoid language that stigmatises

04 October 2023

Nursing Standard

Expert advice

When communicating information to patients, the words you choose can be as important as the message itself. A nurse’s choices of language can affect how patients...

How to preserve the dignity of inpatients during menstruation

02 November 2023

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Many inpatients in mental health settings will have a period during their admission. However, experts say there is a lack of training, understanding and recognition...

How to improve care for older LGBT+ people in social care

05 December 2023

Nursing Older People

Analysis

Many older LGBT+ people have experienced a lifetime of discrimination, which can exacerbate mental and physical health issues.

What your body language tells patients

11 December 2023

Nursing Standard

Expert advice

Body language is an important part of communication as a nurse. On a busy shift, it can be easy to inadvertently give out the wrong message via non-verbal...

What can nurses learn from patient feedback in the ED?

02 January 2024

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Ever-increasing stresses placed on emergency departments (EDs) can make it hard for nurses to dedicate the time and attention to each patient that they might want –...

Could a nursing and social work dual degree be good for your career?

31 January 2024

Nursing Standard

Students

There is growing recognition that adults with complex long-term conditions require care that is shaped and delivered with an integrated health and social care...