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24 January 2006

Nursing Standard

General article

During her time as president of the International Council of Nurses, Christine Hancock (pictured opposite) had the opportunity to meet nurses from developing...

Exchange tackles health issues

01 May 2010

Paediatric Nursing

International focus

Young people from Bolton in Lancashire and KwaZulu Natal province in South Africa took part in an exchange visit to improve cultural awareness and reinforce the need...

A student’s experience of nursing care in a Ghanaian hospital

28 September 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes a nursing student’s experience of a four-week placement in a rural hospital in Ghana and compares aspects of the care provided to patients in...

International champion

24 January 2006

Nursing Standard


While nurses are the first to offer assistance when major disasters strike, it is unusual for them to run health charities. But this is exactly what Marion Birch has...

Developing e-learning materials in mental health: the eMenthe Project

09 February 2017

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

This article describes a European collaborative project that developed master’s degree level e-learning materials for mental health nurses. The e-learning materials...

Preparing nurse leaders for global health reforms

28 July 2012

Nursing Management


One of the International Council of Nurses’ main remits, on behalf of its member organisations, is to prepare nurses for management and leadership roles. Its...

Experiences of overseas nurses recruited to the NHS

02 September 2010

Nursing Management


Overseas staff have been described as the ‘saviours of British nursing’ and it has been mooted that some healthcare organisations, particularly in the independent...

Improving nursing home practice: an international concern

01 November 2011

Nursing Older People


The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, in association with the World Health Organization, set up a task force in response to the urgent need to...

The same, but different

15 September 2009

Nursing Standard


With more nursing students opting for degree level entry to the profession, the demand for broad experience is growing. One solution is an exchange programme.

Sowing seeeds of hope

18 July 2006

Nursing Standard


After pulling staff out of Malawi in 2004 because of the country’s deep-seated problems, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) has returned. But there are still...