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Teamwork is the answer

18 July 2001

Nursing Standard


If GPs and nurses concentrated on becoming an effective team, which would benefit patients and staff, there would be no problem. Most of the trouble is the power...

Starting out - Deaf patient showed me value of two-way communication

29 June 2010

Nursing Standard


I was at the start of my second placement in a surgical ward when I met Fred, who was deaf and did not communicate vocally. Fred’s wife was also deaf and they...

Reflective practice: a meaningful task for students

09 March 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aims To ascertain whether students found reflection to be a meaningful activity, whether there are perceived benefits associated with reflective practice and whether...

An incremental approach to educational development

15 January 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the implications for education in practice of the document Preparation of Mentors and Teachers (ENB/DoH 2001), and the changes that it imposes...

Promoting self-awareness in nurses to improve nursing practice

18 April 2007

Nursing Standard


This article explores the concept of self-awareness and describes how it can be beneficial to nurses on a personal and professional level. Practical tools such as...