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assessing the health promotion needs of informal carers

01 April 2002

Nursing Older People


Ensuring the assessment of needs and providing effective interventions for informal carers is a significant part of contemporary mental health policy. Literature and...

Valuing elderly people should start at school

29 August 2001

Nursing Standard


As a student nurse I read with interest 'Old school values' (analysis August 15). My theory and placements have covered elderly care in hospital, nursing home and...

Caring for patients is more than just a tick-box exercise

14 December 2011

Nursing Standard


Rather than being heartened at the positive feedback and improvements in care reported by Karin Burke after the introduction of two-hourly rounds at a London...

Medicines optimisation

01 April 2013

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

In January 2012 the Royal College of Nursing’s advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) forum started a project to involve patients in prescribing decisions. It was evident...

Formulation-based risk assessment

09 September 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Risk assessment remains fundamental to all mental health practice. Use of a framework of assessment, structured clinical judgement, clinical formulation, risk...

Back on track?

01 July 2005

Mental Health Practice

Care planning

The Care Programme Approach (CPA) has been the framework for planning, delivering and monitoring mental health care in England since 1991 (Department of Health (DH)...