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An autonomous role in emergency departments

01 June 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, which manages 250,000 patients in three emergency units each year, has created an advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) role to...

The concept of risk and older people: implications for practice

01 October 2003

Nursing Older People


Risk can only be discussed in partnership with its concomitants: rights and responsibilities. Any worthwhile discussion of risk will include aspects of rights,...

Strategies for enhancing the delivery of person-centred care

28 May 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The implementation of person-centred care is considered complex and hard to sustain in today’s NHS. To provide a dignified and caring experience to all, equality in...

Ethical issues in caring for patients with dementia

05 August 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses issues that might count as ‘ethical’ in the care of people with dementia and some of the dilemmas that occur. Ethical theories, such as virtue...

Give sisters the clout they need

06 April 2010

Nursing Standard


Professional and patient groups share a vision of how wards are run best and support our Power to Care campaign, which aims to boost the authority and status of ward...

Effects of stress on nursing integrity

01 February 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article looks at the relationship between stress, nursing integrity and patient care. It has been argued that the professional integrity of nurses has been...

Clinical holding: ethical guidance for children’s nurses working in the UK

17 June 2019

Nursing Children and Young People

Professional issues

This article explores ethical decision-making surrounding clinical holding of children and young people in healthcare environments with the aim of enhancing autonomy...

Looking after service users part two: nursing versus social work

29 February 2016

Learning Disability Practice


This article focuses on debates about which professional groups are best suited to providing care for people with learning disabilities. Traditionally, such care...

Moral choices in end of life care for children

01 September 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

This article aims to demonstrate the extent to which end of life care for children raises moral dilemmas. It considers a case study of an 11-year-old boy with...

Enhancing nurse satisfaction: an exploration of specialty nurse shortage in a region of NHS England

22 March 2018

Nursing Management

Evidence & practice

Aim This article offers nurse managers guidance on analysing, managing and addressing a potentially dissatisfied nursing workforce, focusing on three priority...