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Understanding care closer to home for ill children and young people

07 June 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

Aim To gather evidence to support the implementation of standard six of the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services (Department...

Defining the boundaries: nursing and personal care

04 October 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In response to the government’s NHS Plan, the authors assess the difference between ‘personal’ and ‘nursing’ care, and outline the RCN assessment process to enable...

Using the Liverpool Care Pathway for a dying patient

31 May 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the experience of staff in one acute hospital in Northern Ireland who adapted the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) for the dying patient to suit...

Managing advanced cancer: a case study

01 September 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice


The purpose of this article is to show how a patient presenting with advanced cancer can benefit from appropriate treatment and rehabilitation programmes within a...

Symptom care flowcharts: a case study

01 February 2007

Paediatric Nursing


Parents who have a child with a life-limiting condition face the painful prospect of seeing their child’s health deteriorate and of becoming involved on a practical...

Community mental health nurses, primary care and the National Service Framework for Mental Health

01 September 2000

Mental Health Practice


Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to explore how community mental health nurses (CMHNs) can assist the primary care team, in particular...

Palliative and end-of-life care for people living with dementia in care homes: part 2

29 June 2016

Nursing Standard


This article, the second of two, provides healthcare practitioners with an overview of best practice in palliative and end-of-life care, including nutrition,...

Developing nursing care plans

24 February 2016

Nursing Standard


This article aims to enhance nurses’ understanding of nursing care plans, reflecting on the past, present and future use of care planning. This involves...

Reviewing nursing support in cancer care

01 April 2004

Cancer Nursing Practice


Supportive care has come to the forefront of political attention, a fact symbolised by last month’s release of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)...

integrated care pathway for people with epilepsy

01 April 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The implementation of clinical governance brought witl it a statutory duty for NHS trusts to ensure the level of clinical services they deliver to patients and...