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Leadership styles and theories

12 June 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & science

It is useful for healthcare professionals to be able to identify the leadership styles and theories relevant to their nursing practice. Being adept in recognising...

Emotional intelligence and its role in recruitment of nursing students

05 June 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article considers the concept of emotional intelligence and how it can be used in the recruitment and development of nursing students. The links between...

Facial affect recognition and mental health

10 July 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Not being able to accurately detect and respond to the emotions conveyed in the facial expressions of others is a significant issue for many people with mental...

Strategies to assist prevention of burnout in nursing staff

07 December 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores strategies that nurses can use to protect themselves from burnout. The literature emphasises the need for organisational reform to prevent...

Do emergency nurses have enough emotional intelligence?

08 June 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

A significant body of research suggests there is a correlation between measured emotional intelligence (EI) abilities and performance in nursing. The four critical...

Can you read the emotional radar?

06 December 2005

Nursing Standard


Emotional intelligence means that your instinct picks up what is happening to those around you. And it is a skill that can be learned, provided you have the time and...

Emotionally smart

30 August 2006

Nursing Standard


In the fifth article in our Heart of Nursing series we examine how caring for patients demonstrates that nurses value and respect them. To achieve optimum care,...

Customer care in the NHS

14 January 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Viewing individuals in need of NHS care as customers has the potential to refocus the way their care is delivered. This article highlights some of the benefits of...