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Who Says I Can’t A Guide to Living Well With COPD

23 November 2016

Nursing Standard

Book Review

This book provides an inspiring insight into what it means to live with a chronic condition.

Using humour to enhance the nurse-patient relationship

26 March 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The appropriate use of humour is a valuable asset in nursing practice. Used daily in interactions with patients, humour can help to develop the therapeutic...

Who Says I Can’t? A Guide to Living Well With COPD

28 June 2016

Primary Health Care

Book Review

An inspiring insight into what it means to live with a chronic condition. The lived experience is evident throughout, with the author describing candidly the...

Managing complications associated with the use of indwelling urinary catheters

19 October 2020

Nursing Standard

urology and renal

The insertion of an indwelling urethral urinary catheter is an invasive procedure that is commonly undertaken in healthcare settings. However, there are several...

Gastrointestinal care for older people

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

This article discusses gastrointestinal (GI) healthcare in older people. It outlines the physiological changes that occur in the GI tract as a result of ageing, and...

Implementing laughter therapy to enhance the well-being of patients and nurses

11 February 2019

Nursing Standard

nurses’ well-being

Most people enjoy laughing and having fun, and this can enable individuals to socialise and bond. However, there is a difference between spontaneous laughter and...

Management of indwelling urinary catheters for people with learning disabilities

18 July 2019

Learning Disability Practice


The insertion of an indwelling urethral catheter is a considered, invasive intervention that places the patient in a position of increased vulnerability. It requires...

How nurse leaders can support staff going through the menopause

30 December 2019

Nursing Management


The menopause is a normal biological stage in a woman’s life that is often accompanied by physical and psychological symptoms, such as hot flushes and low mood....

Exploring nurses’ well-being and strategies to support self-care

16 October 2023

Nursing Standard

Effective practice

Nurses experience a range of challenges in their practice that can adversely affect their well-being, for example work-related stress and workforce issues. These...

Simulation suit aids tailored care

01 September 2011

Nursing Older People


Nurses need to empathise with patients but it can be challenging to teach students these skills. They may struggle to make sense of situations and events unless they...