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Parents’ spiritual and religious needs in young oncology

08 May 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Aim To identify the spiritual and religious needs of young people with cancer. This article is a summary of findings regarding parents, which are significant in...

Information and psychosocial needs of families of patients with cancer in critical care units

08 July 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

A cancer diagnosis and treatment trajectory can have a significant effect not only on the patient but also on his or her family. Similarly, an admission to critical...

Tools to assess the nutritional status of acutely ill older adults

01 June 2006

Nursing Older People


Nurses are responsible for identifying patients who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. They are also expected to follow-up patients’ nutritional status and...

Supporting families in need

01 July 2002

Paediatric Nursing


Parenting is one of the most challenging and rewarding roles faced by individuals in society. Many families live in severely deprived environments and experience...

Existential support needs following cancer treatment with curative intent

10 May 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

Aims Research in recent years reveals that people can experience a range of existential difficulties following the end of cancer treatment. However, few studies have...

Nursing education: the disseminated model

01 March 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

In Scotland, learning disability nursing education is provided by institutions in the central region, resulting in fewer numbers of qualified nurses across other...

Staff support in continuing professional development

01 April 2011

Nursing Management


This article reports on a training needs analysis (TNA) project, undertaken with three different hospital trusts in England, that uses a work-based and...

Key problems in using health status measures

19 March 1997

Nursing Standard


As health professionals adopt a more evidence-based approach to patient care, nurses are now required to read and evaluate critically research studies. At some point...

Homophobia and nursing care

29 October 1997

Nursing Standard

Mental health

It is evident that homophobia is prevalent in the UK. Oppressive legislation includes a differential in the age of consent for male heterosexual and homosexual...

Understanding and responding to spiritual and religious needs of young people with cancer

11 March 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Aim To identify the spiritual and religious needs of young people with cancer, and to explore some implications of these for enhancing patient care. Method...