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Empathy, students and the problems of genuineness

01 June 1998

Mental Health Practice


In counselling, the term 'person-centred therapy' is synonymous with the concept of core conditions.

Simulation suit aids tailored care

01 September 2011

Nursing Older People


Nurses need to empathise with patients but it can be challenging to teach students these skills. They may struggle to make sense of situations and events unless they...

Explaining suicide: the role of drama

08 February 2012

Mental Health Practice


Rates of suicide, including those among younger people, have risen in Northern Ireland, yet many nursing students in the country struggle to understand suicide and...

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...

Care of bereaved parents after sudden infant death

09 June 2010

Emergency Nurse


About 340 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly in the UK every year (Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths 2005a), and one of the recommendations made in the...

Therapeutic relationships in intellectual disability nursing practice

02 September 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The therapeutic relationship is an interpersonal affiliation between a nurse and a client. It is central to the growth of interdependent psychological, emotional,...

Making sense of paradigms: the health and social care paradox

10 March 2015

Mental Health Practice


The author discusses how the concepts of positivism and interpretivism can be applied to social care and healthcare services. He argues that the dominance of the...

Service user involvement in preregistration child nursing programmes

05 December 2017

Nursing Children and Young People

Evidence & practice

Service user involvement is a fundamental part of preregistration nursing education programmes, however achieving this for child nursing students is challenging....

Reflexivity in a study of family carers in home palliative care: a personal account

21 October 2011

Nurse Researcher


Aim To discuss a personal account of the role of reflexivity in a qualitative, grounded theory study with family carers in home palliative care. Background The study...

Love me tender

26 September 2006

Nursing Standard


Sympathy, empathy and loving concern transform lives. But to be able to care for people in this way means nurses’ hearts must be open and healed.