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Practice makes perfect

01 August 1990

Elderly Care


In old people, medical, psychiatric and social problems often occur together and it is easy for a problem originating in one area to present to the services in...


01 May 1987

Elderly Care

Book Review

It is always a pleasure to be asked to review a book that sets out its purpose clearly — especially if the text is brief, well organised, and in large print! This...

Dangerous liaisons?

01 April 1991

Elderly Care

Old Age Psychiatry

In 1984 a new post of liaison community nurse was set up in the East Leeds psychiatric service for old people. An experienced community psychiatric nurse (George...

Philosophy of care

01 April 1991

Elderly Care

Old Age Psychiatry

For many years there has been a policy for care in the community. In 1975 the White Paper ‘Better services for the mentally ill’ (1) envisaged this happening in...

Spirituality in nursing practice

27 May 2015

Nursing Standard


Spirituality is an important aspect of holistic care that is frequently overlooked. This is because of difficulties in conceptualising spirituality and confusion...

Understanding the role of spirituality in providing person-centred care

08 April 2020

Nursing Standard


An awareness of the concept of spirituality is integral to the provision of person-centred holistic care. However, the nurse’s ability to provide spiritual care is...

Healthcare lecturers’ perceptions of spirituality in education

17 September 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim The aim of this research was to identify healthcare teaching staff’s understanding of spirituality, how their understanding may shape teaching practice and how...