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The green shoots of good health

01 July 2010

Mental Health Practice


The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers’ Green Gym initiative helps improve people’s fitness and confidence, and relieves stress through participation in a...

Caring for people with dementia: noise and light

22 June 2009

Nursing Older People


This article explores how two fundamental aspects of sensory stimulation, noise and light, affect the person with dementia and discusses some of the implications...

Designed for a better life

01 April 2009

Nursing Older People


A new design audit tool contains a series of resources for carrying out an assessment of environments used by people with dementia. It is suitable for refurbishment...

Redesigning wards to support people with dementia in hospital

24 March 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

The Enhancing the Healing Environment programme is a nurse-led initiative, devised by charity the King’s Fund, to encourage staff to work in partnership with...

How to use models of clinical supervision in practice

10 April 1996

Nursing Standard

Professional development

Many staff are currently grappling with the introduction of clinical supervision for all qualified nurses and health visitors. Clinical supervision gained recent...

Nurse burnout and the working environment

09 September 2011

Emergency Nurse

A&S Science

Aim This article examines levels of burnout experienced by emergency nurses and the characteristics of their work environment to determine if there is a relationship...

Educating nurses to undertake clinical supervision in practice

31 July 1996

Nursing Standard

Clinical supervision

Alongside interest in the process of clinical supervision, there is a growing recognition of the need for education for practitioners undertaking the role of...

Teaching technical skills to Project 2000 students

03 April 1996

Nursing Standard


Much of the impetus behind the argument for nursing educational reform in the 1990s has been the consistent finding that the better nurses are educated, the better...

Role of the nurse in addressing the health effects of climate change

01 May 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health such as clean air, sufficient food, safe drinking water and secure shelter, and may be...

The potential benefits of colour in supporting people with compulsive hoarding disorder

07 November 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Public health officials are beginning to recognise the significance of compulsive hoarding disorder. As clutter accumulates and obliterates living space, the world...