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integrated care pathway for people with epilepsy

01 April 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The implementation of clinical governance brought witl it a statutory duty for NHS trusts to ensure the level of clinical services they deliver to patients and...

Planning care for service users who have a deteriorating condition

26 February 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article describes the assessment, development and review of a care plan for a person with a learning disability and Becker muscular dystrophy. Such service...

The care programme approach and people with learning disabilities

01 February 2004

Learning Disability Practice

Practice & research

The CPA policy can be the traced back to the proposals to close the network of long-stay hospitals and introduce community care. With the decrease in hospital...

Collectively inspiring nurses to advance practice

09 July 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice


Growing cancer survival rates in the UK mean there will be an increasing need for nurses who care for people affected by cancer. The UK Oncology Nursing Society acts...

Does the practice of care planning live up to the theory for mental health nursing students?

09 October 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Care planning should be a collaboration between the service user, caregivers and the relevant professionals. It is based on recovery principles, where clients...

Towards hope and inclusion: Nursing interventions in a medium secure service for men with ‘personality disorders’

01 May 2005

Mental Health Practice


What words come into your head when you hear the term ‘personality disorder’? This is a question we ask student nurses at the start of an introductory teaching...

Trust-wide core care plans

15 October 1997

Nursing Standard


Since its adoption from the US some 20 years ago, the nursing process and its essential component the individualised patient care plan, have been promoted as the...

Advance care planning in a community setting

04 February 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To evaluate the effects of implementing an advance care planning process within pilot sites in North Ayrshire in 2010, focusing on people with palliative care...

Patients’ perceptions of bedside handover

08 December 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Gone are the days when a nurse would discuss a patient’s progress in a matter of fact way behind their back when handing over their care to a colleague. Handover has...

Dignity: a study of pre-operative patients

15 December 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

When being prepared for surgery, pre-operative patients undergo a series of processes and procedures which can compromise their dignity. This article examines this...