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Looking after people with learning disabilities: who cares?

30 November 2015

Learning Disability Practice


In this series of articles we will be looking at nurse education and how it has sometimes struggled to accommodate the needs and demands of those students whose main...

Historical research: examining documentary sources

01 January 2005

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

In this paper John Sweeney outlines key principles for conducting a study employing an historical design based on documentary analysis. It derives in part from his...

Display of dedication

18 May 2010

Nursing Standard


Florence Nightingale’s birthdate this week sees the reopening of the museum dedicated to her work and the nursing profession. It has been completely revamped and now...

Mental health nursing and the pursuit of professional equivalence

04 June 2019

Mental Health Practice


Mental health nursing is often regarded as a low-status occupation not only by the general public and fellow healthcare professionals, but also by fellow nurses....

Current approaches to HIV prevention, treatment and care

20 June 2018

Nursing Standard

Health promotion

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first labelled as a new illness in 1981; it took two more years to discover a causative virus, which was named human...

Gender diversity in nursing: time to think again

08 November 2021

Nursing Management

gender diversity

Despite recent discussions and campaigns to widen nursing’s appeal to people of diverse gender identities, it continues to be perceived as a largely female...