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Using evidence to demonstrate the value of nursing

02 April 1997

Nursing Standard

Evidence-based nursing

This article explores the position of nursing in relation to the evidence-based medicine (EBM) and clinical effectiveness (CE) initiatives. It argues that both...

Target practice: are children’s mental health services up to scratch?

01 March 2007

Mental Health Practice


As part of The NHS Plan (Department of Health (DH) 2000) and National Priorities and Planning Guidance (2003-2006) (DH) 2002), specific targets were identified for...

Integration: holy writ or shibboleth?

01 November 2005

Mental Health Practice


The Care Programme Approach (CPA) was introduced into the health service 15 years ago (DH 1990). It required health and social services (the latter through care...

A taste for change

24 April 2007

Nursing Standard


The RCN and Nursing Standard launch a campaign to improve patient nutrition and hydration.

Understanding and working with challenging behaviour

08 March 2011

Learning Disability Practice


This article examines the theoretical approaches to understanding and managing individuals with a learning disability who display behaviours that challenge. The...

Evaluation of an integrated falls education group programme

01 February 2006

Nursing Older People


This article describes how a working group helped develop an education programme for older patients using local hospital and community services and explains how the...

A new service in the intermediate care of older adults with mental health problems

01 April 2006

Nursing Older People


This article describes the a new multidisciplinary, nurse-led service for older adults with mental health problems, the Home Treatment Team (HTT) which has just...

Exploring the education and information needs of patients on oral anticancer medicines

10 June 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Aim To explore the education and information needs of patients taking oral anticancer medicines (OAMs) from the perspective of patients, community pharmacists and...

Building for change

06 July 2010

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

The world’s first purpose-built institute for palliative care opened last month. Named after pioneering nurse Dame Cicely Saunders, it brings researchers, clinicians...

Pulmonary arterial hypertension: a multidisciplinary approach to care

26 May 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a devastating disease that has a considerable effect on quality of life and eventually leads to right heart failure. The...