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The beauty of silence

29 August 2006

Nursing Standard

General article

The distractions around us are not the only things that prevent deep listening. Putting ourselves aside can be a vital means of connecting with another.

The art of listening in the therapeutic relationship

01 February 2006

Mental Health Practice


Nursing, it has been argued, involves the formation of a meaningful relationship through the development of an effective interpersonal process (Freshwater 2003)....

Person-centred care in practice to improve a client’s quality of life

30 March 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

As a learning disability nursing student, this article’s principle author (RW) worked with a man with a learning disability and autism, his family and care staff to...

Using verbal and non-verbal communication to support people with learning disabilities

27 October 2022

Learning Disability Practice


People with learning disabilities may experience communication difficulties and it is essential for nurses to develop the necessary skills to support them, from...

A nurse researcher’s guide to reflexive interviewing

16 March 2018

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background In a wider doctoral study related to unfavourable experiences of nursing students studying abroad, the researcher undertook a reflexive interview to...

Counselling the spirit

15 May 2007

Nursing Standard


A ‘spiritual director’ may be able to help practitioners become more insightful, rounded nurses.

Role of the nurse in managing complaints in their clinical area

06 April 2016

Nursing Standard


Complaints and their management are an important indicator of the quality of care. Therefore, effective management of complaints is central to improve services and...

Effective communication skills in nursing practice

03 December 2014

Nursing Standard


This article highlights the importance of effective communication skills for nurses. It focuses on core communication skills, their definitions and the positive...

Children’s and adolescents’ experiences of living with cancer

23 November 2020

Nursing Children and Young People


Background All healthcare professionals working with children should have a child-centred perspective, and should be responsive to children and adolescents who want...

Optimising professional communication with patients

06 January 2020

Nursing Standard


Communication between a nurse and a patient may seem intuitive. However, communicating effectively with patients while applying the principles of person-centred care...