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Exploring the psychological effects of sharps injuries sustained by healthcare workers

28 February 2022

Nursing Standard

infection prevention and control

Much of the research into sharps injuries sustained by healthcare workers focuses on prevalence and incidence and to a lesser extent the financial implications of...

Supporting nurses’ recovery during and following the COVID-19 pandemic

15 February 2021

Nursing Standard

nurses’ well-being

Research suggests that working during traumatic events can lead to deteriorating physical and mental health for nurses, a phenomenon that has been demonstrated...

Supporting children’s nurses to deliver trauma-informed care

08 August 2022

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence and practice

World events, such as the conflict in Ukraine, the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, have highlighted the effects of...

Supporting nurse leaders to recognise and mitigate the effects of moral injury

21 September 2022

Nursing Management

evidence and practice

The concept of moral injury has been around for several decades, yet its effect on nurses remains under-recognised. Moral injury is defined as the biopsychosocial...

Examining the effects of COVID-19 on mental health services, service users and nurses

17 May 2021

Nursing Standard

mental health

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020. This article examines the effects of the pandemic on...

Assessing the effect of physical activity and exercise on nurses’ well-being

26 March 2020

Nursing Standard

health promotion

It is generally accepted that physical activity has many health benefits, such as improved cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness and bone health. Despite this,...

Exploring the benefits of group reflection on mental health issues for trauma nurses

21 December 2021

Mental Health Practice


Reflective practice has been shown to raise the quality of nursing care, but group reflection is not usually part of routine professional practice in general...

Understanding and mitigating moral injury in nurses

22 July 2021

Nursing Standard

nurses’ well-being

Moral injury may be experienced when a person perpetrates, witnesses or fails to prevent an act that conflicts with their moral values and beliefs. The concept of...

Determinants and consequences of workplace violence against hospital-based nurses: a rapid review and synthesis of international evidence

05 July 2022

Nursing Management

evidence and practice

Workplace violence against nurses is an international public health issue with likely detrimental consequences for individuals, systems and societies. To effectively...

Supporting the well-being of nursing students and student midwives during the COVID-19 pandemic

15 March 2022

Nursing Management

evidence and practice

Throughout the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic the Queen’s University Belfast Connections (QUB Connections) project has provided online well-being...