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Perceptions of patients’ pain: a study assessing nurses’ attitudes

18 November 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical research orthopaedic nursing

This study of 35 orthopaedic nurses assessed attitudes to pain and its relief. Using an anonymous questionnaire, nurses gave their views on a range of issues from...

Healthcare for lesbians: attitudes and experiences

30 July 1997

Nursing Standard


The incidence of homosexuality in women has been reported to be from 2 to 12 per cent of the female population (Hall 1978, Olesker and Walsh 1984, Robertson 1992)....

Improving communication for people with learning disabilities

11 April 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Patients with learning disabilities have higher healthcare risks than the general population. Health professionals need to develop skills that enable them to...

Generalnurses’ perceptions of the role of the clinical nurse specialist in Ireland

01 July 2004

Cancer Nursing Practice


Clinical nurse specialists have advanced knowledge of a specific practice area and should be easily accessible to patients. Such posts have long been established...

Borderline personality disorder: attitudes of mental health nurses

01 October 2005

Mental Health Practice


Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is one of many sub-types of personality disorder (PD). Characteristic traits of an individual with BPD are likely to include...

Challenging behaviour in older people: nurses’ attitudes

11 December 1996

Nursing Standard

Elderly care

An investigation was undertaken to look at nurses’ attitudes to challenging behaviour in hospitalised older adults. It was predicted that nurses would make internal...

Perceptions of barriers to implementing research

29 January 1997

Nursing Standard


This article reports the findings of a study of community nurses to determine their perceptions of barriers to the implementation of research findings in practice. A...

Challenging discrimination against disabled patients

20 January 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores disturbing evidence that health professionals sometimes discriminate against disabled people in their care. Definitions and models of...

The use of thinking tools in nursing

14 June 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical nursing models

Thinking is often taken for granted. But many people, including nurses, find that thinking and decision making are not the easiest of tasks. This article describes...

Asylum seekers: a health professional perspective

03 March 2004

Nursing Standard


The authors examine the situation of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK to enable health professionals to provide access to health care, effective communication...