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Nurses’ views on dignity in care

01 October 2009

Nursing Older People


Aim The aim of the RCN dignity survey was to gain the perspectives of nurses, healthcare assistants and nursing students regarding the maintenance and promotion of...

The effects of massage: an holistic approach to care

13 August 1997

Nursing Standard


Massage has been considered therapeutic for many thousands of years - indeed, there is evidence of the therapeutic use of massage in China more than 5,000 years ago....

The treatment of people with a personality disorder in primary healthcare settings

01 April 1998

Mental Health Practice


People with personality disorders (PDs) display inflexible and maladaptive personality traits that cause either significant functional impairment or subjective...

Community care provision: data collection for planning

06 August 1997

Nursing Standard

Primary health care

Four years ago in Scotland, a multidisciplinary group of practising healthcare professionals began work on the development of a dataset to collect information which...

Hospital at home: the Bromsgrove experience

04 February 1998

Nursing Standard


A hospital at home (HaH) scheme is a system that provides acute care in the home. Patients are cared for to a standard that would otherwise require hospitalisation....

Complementary therapies and research in nursing practice

12 June 1996

Nursing Standard

Complementary therapy

Recent trends in health care demonstrate a dramatic increase in the popularity of complementary therapies among nurses, with many therapies already being integrated...

Leg ulcer care: the need for a cost-effective community service

31 July 1996

Nursing Standard

Special focus: Tissue Viability

During the 1980s, a major leg ulcer research programme undertaken at Charing Cross Hospital led to the development of a treatment regime which resulted in complete...

Leg ulcer care: auditing the service in the community

31 July 1996

Nursing Standard

Special focus: tissue viability

Leg ulcer care in the UK places a huge burden on NHS resources, costing between £300 and £400 million per year (Moffatt et al 1992) and affecting approximately 1.5...

Developing a tissue viability nursing assistant role

21 April 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the approach taken to introduce and develop the role of the tissue viability nursing assistant in the tissue viability team at the University...

Integrated continence services

07 November 2001

Nursing Standard


Nurses have an important role in continence promotion. Deborah Rigby argues that effective continence care should be multidisciplinary and seamless, from the...