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Improving activity and engagement for patients with dementia

24 September 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

This is the second in a short series that presents case study examples of the positive work achieved by trusts that participated in the Royal College of Nursing’s...

Tea and empathy

16 April 2008

Nursing Standard


Nurses in Norfolk have introduced changes to improve the lives of patients on the dementia assessment unit – and won an award for excellence.

Streamlining perioperative care for oesophago-gastric cancer surgery patients using home remote monitoring

Primary Health Care

evidence & practice

Perioperative support programmes, such as prehabilitation and enhanced recovery pathways, involve multimodal interventions. Programme adherence is notoriously...

A changing identity: a focus group study of the experiences of women diagnosed with secondary breast cancer

31 January 2019

Cancer Nursing Practice

holistic support

Aim This aim of the study was to explore the information and support needs of women with secondary breast cancer (SBC). Method A qualitative focus group study with...

Implementing a quality improvement programme in a locality mental health service

23 January 2020

Nursing Management

Improving care

In healthcare, quality improvement (QI) involves organisations and staff aiming to continually improve how they work, quality of care and patient outcomes. In the...

Optimising professional communication with patients

06 January 2020

Nursing Standard


Communication between a nurse and a patient may seem intuitive. However, communicating effectively with patients while applying the principles of person-centred care...

Understanding and applying personality types in healthcare communication

16 June 2020

Nursing Standard


Understanding personality types can assist nurses in enhancing their understanding of themselves and their colleagues, which in turn can support effective...

Meaningful engagement between secondary school students and older patients in an acute hospital

16 October 2019

Nursing Older People

quality improvement

This article discusses the development and outcomes of a project involving a shared care acute hospital ward (mental health and medical) and a local secondary school...

Supporting patients in shared decision making in clinical practice

01 April 2015

Nursing Standard


This article defines shared decision making in patient care and describes the background to this philosophy. The shared decision making approach is part of a wider...

Patient-centred care: improving healthcare outcomes

23 September 2015

Nursing Standard


Patient-centred care is a model of care that respects the patient’s experience, values, needs and preferences in the planning, co-ordination and delivery of care. A...