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Witnessed resuscitation: good practice or not?

01 March 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Should relatives be given the choice to witness the resuscitation of a family member? From the available literature, three main topic areas emerge: research studies...

Perceptions of racism in the health service

24 January 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim The information reported In this article formed part of a large study, which examined how the pre-reglstration nursing curriculum prepares students to work with...

sexual issues and people with a learning disability

01 April 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Neville Parkes used a focus group approach to explore what staff think about the expression of sexuality among people with learning disabilities

Good practice? values-based practice in mental health

01 October 2003

Mental Health Practice

Continuing professional development: reflective practice

People’s values differ enormously – what may be important to one individual may be of little significance to another. In order to work towards good practice it is...

Management of aggression and violence in mental health settings

01 April 2004

Mental Health Practice


This article employs recently published material to reflect on issues relating to the management of aggression and violence in mental health settings. It encourages...

Zero tolerance of violence against healthcare staff

03 January 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

A government campaign aimed at stopping violence against healthcare staff is a start in dealing with the problem of aggression in the workplace. Staff attitudes will...

Responding appropriately to patients with chronic illnesses

21 February 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

A significant proportion of the population lives with chronic illness and nurses are likely to come into contact with these patients on a regular basis. However,...

Student nurses’ attitudes towards adolescents and their care in hospital

24 July 2008

Paediatric Nursing


The aim of this study was to explore nursing students’ attitudes towards adolescents and their care in hospital. A questionnaire containing a series of open-ended...

Kicking out ‘kicking off’: a debate on respectful terminology

09 December 2008

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Working alongside people who have a learning disability, we have become increasingly aware of individuals’ views on the disparaging language and labels used in...

Psychosis revisited: taking a collaborative look at psychosis

01 March 2006

Mental Health Practice


Psychosis Revisited (Basset et al 2003) is a two-day workshop for mental health workers that encourages and enables participants to take a fresh look at psychosis....