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Developing the Dynamic Emotion Recognition Instrument (DERI)

15 August 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Aim To develop a valid and reliable research instrument displaying six basic emotions represented by three ethnic groups (Asian, white British, and black...

How to use intentional silence

07 September 2016

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points This article explains intentional silence, which can provide a therapeutic nursing presence that demonstrates compassion and respect for the...

Effective communication skills in nursing practice

03 December 2014

Nursing Standard


This article highlights the importance of effective communication skills for nurses. It focuses on core communication skills, their definitions and the positive...

Emotion recognition by mental health professionals and students

01 February 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To examine the ability of mental health professionals and mental health nursing students from a London university and a nursing institute in the Sultanate of...

Online live chat: a digital solution or barrier to communicating with those affected by prostate cancer?

25 April 2019

Cancer Nursing Practice

Prostate cancer

Greater access to the internet has resulted in more people searching online for health information and the development of online-based patient support services. This...

How to introduce yourself to patients

08 June 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points This article explores the process of introducing yourself to patients. This is an essential interaction because it forms the basis of the...

Exploring the characteristics of effective communicators in healthcare

07 September 2018

Nursing Standard


Nurses require effective communication and interpersonal skills to provide optimal care, and to ensure that patients and their families and carers have a positive...