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Cycle helmets are not the answer

07 April 2004

Nursing Standard


I am a nurse with eight years’ traumatic brain injury experience, and a cyclist. However I rarely wear a helmet. My reasoning is that my cycle helmet is unlikely to...

The ‘D’ Word: Rethinking Dementia

10 January 2018

Nursing Standard

Book review

This book is thought-provoking for experienced dementia practitioners, while being informative for those inexperienced or new to caring for people with dementia.

Understanding mental capacity law and making best-interests decisions

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 was enacted with the aim of improving the protection provided by the law to the most vulnerable people in society. The principles of the...

Caring for people who are dying: priorities at the end of life

11 February 2015

Nursing Standard


Care of people who are dying is an emotive topic, and there is only one chance to get it right for each individual approaching death. Failure to do so can hinder and...

Improving end of life care for people with dementia

30 July 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nurses caring for older patients across diverse settings will provide care for people with dementia approaching the end of their lives. Demographic changes mean that...

Pain management: a fundamental component of dementia care

28 October 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Pain is a multifaceted experience with physical, psychological, social and spiritual components. Dementia, which is often accompanied by impaired communication,...