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Patient diaries: can they offer psychological help to cancer patients?

23 July 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Patient diaries have been successfully used in intensive care units (ICUs) to assist rehabilitation by addressing problems such as memory loss, nightmares and...

The importance of hope

01 July 1998

Nursing Standard

Psychological care

A great deal was written on the role of the nurse in inspiring hope during the 1980s, but more recently, little has appeared in the nursing literature, particularly...

Common psychological challenges for patients with newly acquired disability

29 March 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & science

A patient’s attitude to a newly acquired disability can often be the determining factor in successful rehabilitation. This attitude is determined by his or her...

Using transactional analysis to understand the supervisory process

03 May 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Most literature on supervision praises its ability to create space for reflection, but seldom explores the disabling effects. Using the experiences of four nurses,...

Common psychological challenges for patients with newly acquired disability

30 March 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

A patient’s attitude to a newly acquired disability can often be the determining factor in successful rehabilitation. This attitude is determined by his or her...

behaviours that challenge

01 November 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Even though challenging behaviour is common among people with learning disabilities not all carers use guidelines issued by clinical psychologists. Karen McKenzie...

Understanding the arousal of anger:a patient-centred approach

31 May 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The aim of this article is to enable reflection on practice by exploring a nurse-patient scenario and identifying what factors trigger anger and aggressive...

Guidance for the psychological care of day case surgery patients

19 June 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

An increase in day surgery activity to 75 per cent of all elective surgery is a central feature of the NHS Plan (DoH 2000). However, patient information provision...

Understanding the arousal of anger: a patient-centred approach

25 May 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The aim of this article is to enable reflection on practice by exploring a nurse-patient scenario and identifying what factors trigger anger and aggressive...

Providing psychological support for patients with cancer

28 November 2007

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article focuses on the communication skills required to provide psychological support to cancer patients. The article explores factors that reduce the...