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Cross-cultural information leaflets

04 October 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article reflects on the development of leaflets in Urdu to support families in weaning children from milk to solids. Limitations in the translation process are...

Communication skills and cultural awareness in the field of cancer care

01 October 2006

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article evaluates the impact of a nine-month training programme, developed by a team at Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London,...

access to community services for black and minority ethnic groups: increasing staff awareness

01 May 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The Valuing People White Paper identified that ‘services and support to people with learning disabilities from minority ethnic communities are failing to meet the...

Chinese older people in Hong Kong: health beliefs about influenza vaccination

01 September 2008

Nursing Older People


A health belief survey of 70 community-dwelling Chinese older people was carried out in five general outpatient clinics in the Kowloon East hospital cluster of Hong...

Malnutrition in low income countries: lessons from the field

05 May 2007

Paediatric Nursing


Contrary to popular perception, malnutrition is not simply the result of having too little to eat, a fact highlighted by the World Bank (2006) in a report on the...

Reaching out: support for ethnic minorities

01 October 2005

Mental Health Practice


Over the last 20 years, growing concern has been expressed over whether mental health services are meeting the needs of minority ethnic groups in an effective way....

Managing diversity

01 April 2004

Nursing Management


THE KINDS of ‘difference’ we are discussing here relate to people’s social identities: their membership of particular groups that are said to share common...

Managing society’s difference and diversity

17 December 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The need for nurses to be more culturally sensitive to deliver better health care to minority ethnic groups is the subject of this article. The author argues that...

Wound care for patients with darkly pigmented skin

05 October 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the main skin or wound assessment parameters used for patients with darkly pigmented skin. Differences in skin pigmentation are discussed along...

Ebola haemorrhagic fever

25 April 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article focuses on the management of a patient who was admitted to The Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with suspected Ebola haemorrhagic fever...