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Confidentiality: the legal issues

02 September 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


In children’s nursing confidentiality is a principle that combines legal obligations and ethical standards. This article outlines how this principle applies to...

Improving clinical handover in emergency departments

08 April 2011

Emergency Nurse


The diverse health needs of patients presenting to emergency department (EDs) are such that precise handovers between staff are critical to ensure all aspects of...

The challenge of recruitment

01 July 2005

Nurse Researcher


Paul Affleck reflects on the challenges posed to researchers in recruiting patients to epidemiological studies. Computerised patient information sources, he argues,...

Effective communication: Principle of Nursing Practice E

13 April 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This is the sixth article in a nine-part series describing the Principles of Nursing Practice developed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in collaboration with...

Major talking point

07 June 2011

Nursing Standard


While mobile phone use is now an accepted part of everyday life, nurses using them in the course of their work need to be aware of the potential risks involved.

Positive action

20 March 2007

Nursing Standard

Cover stories

Working with HIV-positive children and their families is immensely rewarding for award-winning nurse Juliet Houghton. But the job requires huge efforts to protect...

Lost in translation

07 November 2006

Nursing Standard


Although there are large numbers of people in the UK who are hearing-impaired or cannot speak English, signing and translation services in the NHS are all too often...