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Helping my daughter to buy her own home

06 May 2010

Learning Disability Practice


Enabling people with learning disabilities to buy their own homes is an ultimate example of the personalisation agenda. This article describes the process of buying...

Personalisation: three steps to transform practice

01 June 2013

Learning Disability Practice


For many carers, professionals and organisations personalisation is an ideal rather than a reality. In this article, Helen Sanderson explains the roles of one-page...

Urinary continence promotion and people with an intellectual disability

18 May 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Continence is regarded as a basic need and many continence problems can be addressed and managed effectively. People with an intellectual disability (ID) are at...

Opportunities and risks of personalisation

28 May 2010

Nursing Management


Personalisation of social care services encourages service users to assess their own needs and decide which services they think will assist them most. Its...

Preparing to introduce personal health budgets

01 October 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

A large-scale study (Forder et al 2012) piloting personal health budgets for people with long-term conditions found that they improved patients’ quality of life and...

Promoting compassionate care through learning journeys

31 July 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Nurses’ ability to provide compassionate care has come under increasing scrutiny in the light of reports criticising shortfalls in care. In response to this concern,...

‘Five things about me’ – enhancing person-centred care for older people

24 November 2021

Nursing Older People

Person-centred care

Although person-centred care represents the gold standard of nursing practice, there are still instances of care that fail to recognise patients as individuals....

Open AccessAdoption of technology-enabled care for patients with respiratory conditions in primary care

12 June 2019

Primary Health Care

digital skills

A county-wide programme to promote interest in and adoption of technology-enabled care (TEC) by general practice teams focused on take-up for common health...

Understanding the importance of kindness in nursing practice

22 December 2022

Nursing Standard

patient experience

The word ‘kindness’ stems from the concept of kinship and how people relate to and work with others in society. This article outlines how kindness is a vital element...

Exploring important relationships in the search for meaning in people living with cancer: part 1

13 August 2020

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence and practice

This is the first of two articles presenting findings from a wider study that aimed to explore and better understand the personal story of cancer beyond the label of...