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Singing to promote mental health and well-being

11 May 2017

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

This article reports on a qualitative research project that explored the benefits of attending a community choir in the UK. The choir attracts people who use mental...

Living well in older age: what can we learn from the Japanese experience?

22 January 2019

Nursing Older People

healthy ageing

Japan has the most aged population in the world. Not only do people live longer in Japan, they also age better. While the ageing population reflects a success story...

An evaluation of the Health Equality Framework in south east Scotland

19 November 2018

Learning Disability Practice

health and well-being

The Health Equality Framework (HEF) is an outcome measurement tool to record any work that learning disability nurses and other clinicians undertake to improve or...

A collaborative approach to delivering health and well-being events to people affected by lung cancer

11 November 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

Health and well-being events form part of the recovery package for people living with and beyond cancer where they can access help and advice to support the...

A new approach to team clinical supervision on an acute admissions unit

09 February 2017

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

Clinical supervision is an essential element of caregiving, but it has not yet been incorporated into daily nursing practice. This article describes a new approach...

How holistic nursing can enhance the quality of life of children with cystic fibrosis

07 October 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Evidence & practice

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common life-limiting genetic conditions. This article presents a case study of a teenager with one of the rarer presentations...

Mental health and well-being of parents caring for a ventilator-dependent child

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence & practice

An integrative literature review was undertaken to determine the social and emotional effects on the mental health and well-being of parents of children requiring...

Promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours and well-being among nursing students

08 February 2017

Nursing Standard


First-year university students often embark on university life with excitement. In addition to experiencing greater freedom, they begin to take responsibility for...

How to promote patients' sleep in hospital

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Rationale and key points Rationale and key points Disturbed or disrupted sleep is associated with adverse effects on physical and psychological health. This article...

Community engagement: what the NICE guidance means for community practitioners

Primary Health Care

evidence & practice

This article draws on updated guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2016) on community engagement, and the evidence that informed that...