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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

News

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

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

communication

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...

Patient and public involvement for mental health researchers

03 November 2020

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Patient and public involvement (PPI) involves working with patients and/or members of the public to make mental health research more relevant for those using mental...

Understanding the importance of concepts of health

12 October 2020

Nursing Standard

health promotion

Health is a concept that is central to nurse education and nursing practice. It remains a dynamic concept, however, that has evolved over time and can be examined...