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Another lesson unlearned

18 October 2017

Nursing Standard


Isn’t getting unqualified staff to perform clinical tasks part of the problem that led to the Mid Staffs scandal (Scheme that sees GP receptionists direct patients...

Keep blowing the whistle on staff shortages

11 October 2017

Nursing Standard


Well done to all of you who blew the whistle on poor staffing levels as part of the RCN survey. Take care of yourselves.

Spiritual care for sick children of five world faiths

01 December 2006

Paediatric Nursing


The holistic care of those with a specific religious faith and those with a spiritual belief is important for good family-centred care. Within a busy clinical...

Reticence the importance of good communication skills

01 May 1998

Primary Health Care

Clinical update

Aided independence from A to Z

01 December 1990

Elderly Care

Design for living

The newly-decorated ward looked like something out of a magazine, a vision in soothing pale green. The brand new items of furniture were ready to be unwrapped; it...

Altered presentation of illness in old age

01 May 1993

Elderly Care

Continuing education

Aim This article aims to give nurses an understanding of the difference in illness behaviour and presentation of disease in old age.

Plugging the ‘big black hole’ in trauma care management

01 October 2009

Emergency Nurse


Fionna Moore is on a mission to plug what she describes as a ‘big black hole’ in trauma care management.

‘It is important to value people’s contributions’

06 July 2016

Emergency Nurse


What is your job? I lead a programme supporting trusts to improve unscheduled care for patients in Northern Ireland. I support implementation of best practice across...

Nurses need true grit

06 October 2016

Emergency Nurse


Why did you become an emergency nurse? I love working in an environment of controlled chaos. The emergency care environment is one of the true multidisciplinary...

Emergency department doctors underestimate distress and pain

13 April 2017

Emergency Nurse

Journal scan

Children’s pain is more accurately assessed by parents and the children themselves than by emergency department (ED) doctors, who underestimate distress levels, a...