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The supply and fitting of a temporary breast prosthesis

26 June 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The fitting of soft breast prostheses is an essential nursing duty on breast cancer surgery wards, but it appears to be performed on an ad hoc basis, without...

Understanding help-seeking behaviour in patients

26 May 2016

Primary Health Care


Healthcare staff based in the community have a vested interest in understanding the help-seeking behaviour of patients. They are often the first healthcare...

Addressing the psychosocial needs of young people with thalassaemia undergoing bone marrow transplantation

14 December 2020

Nursing Children and Young People

blood disorders

Beta thalassaemia major is an inherited condition that causes severe anaemia. Patients with the condition require regular blood transfusions. One curative treatment...

Exploring the benefits of group reflection on mental health issues for trauma nurses

21 December 2021

Mental Health Practice


Reflective practice has been shown to raise the quality of nursing care, but group reflection is not usually part of routine professional practice in general...

Understanding and managing trauma in people with severe and profound learning disabilities

14 October 2021

Learning Disability Practice

mental health

Trauma has been described as an experience that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has produced traumatic...

Long term conditions: three ways to give patients the confidence to self-care

13 September 2022

Primary Health Care


Community and primary care nursing offer scope for teaching self-care to patients. Patients with long-term conditions can find it helpful to receive carefully...

Trauma-informed care for people presenting to the emergency department with mental health issues

25 February 2020

Emergency Nurse

mental health

There is a high prevalence of exposure to traumatic events in childhood among people who have mental health issues. Presentation to the emergency department (ED) can...