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Nursing Standard
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ISSN (Print) 0029-6570
Published by RCNi Homepage  [10 journals]
  • Mental health support during menopause
    • Abstract: Essential facts The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) defines the menopause as the biological stage in a woman’s life when menstruation stops permanently. A woman is in the menopause when she has not had a period for 12 consecutive months.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • Readers’ panel - Is the profession being held back by outdated
           public perceptions'
    • Abstract: Our experts consider a hot topic of the day
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • I have retired from nursing, but nursing hasn’t retired from me
    • Abstract: Watch his urine output,’ I said to a friend who was caring for a sick relative. Then I thought: ‘Jane, you are no longer a nurse.’
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • Let’s make 2020 our chance to push for better funding
    • Abstract: After strong lobbying by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the Nursing Now campaign, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, heralding an unprecedented celebration of our profession.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • Florence nightingale’s life and legacy in objects
    • Abstract: Florence Nightingale, named after the Italian city where she was born on 12 May 1820, is associated with far-sighted ideas as well as public health reforms and campaigns that still influence healthcare today.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • When the personal and professional collide
    • Abstract: In late 2017, I began an intimate and demanding relationship with cancer. First, my husband Peter underwent a series of investigations. He was eventually given the all-clear but then, on the same day in March 2018, both my dad and my brother-in-law Ken received cancer diagnoses.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • End of life care: finding out what matters to the families and carers of
           dying patients
    • Abstract: A team of nurses and carers are helping hospital trusts to improve end of life care by following the difficult journey of dying patients and their families. Nurses Claire Henry and Marie Cooper are working with people whose loved ones have died in hospital to gain a ‘fresh eyes’ perspective
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • A nurse’s guide to cognitive behaviour therapy
    • Abstract: Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a ‘talking treatment’ that exploits the connection between how we think and how we behave.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • Joker distorts the link between mental illness and violence
    • Abstract: The world of cinema has long used mental illness as a focus for a riveting story. Who can forget the stellar performances of Jack Nicholson in The Shining and, of course, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest'
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • Every day is different in this fast-paced, challenging role
    • Abstract: I had always wanted to work in emergency care due to the variety of patients and scope for professional development.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • Mental and physical health taught equally
    • Abstract: Mental health issues present in every clinical environment, yet most students on adult nursing courses only spend a small amount of time learning about mental health in the classroom and on a relevant clinical placement.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • The NHS is not a political football
    • Abstract: NHS nurses were in the spotlight in the general election with (male) politicians tucking in their ties and going on ward rounds – captured on camera, of course.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • Putting feet first for patients with diabetes
    • Abstract: The number of diabetes-related amputations in the UK is at record levels. More than 8,800 procedures were carried out in 2016/17 which equates to 25 minor and major amputations a day, or more than 170 a week.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • Empowering inpatients and improving safety
    • Abstract: Being admitted to hospital can be a frightening prospect for people with diabetes, with research showing high numbers of medication errors with the potential for serious harm or even death.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • The power of peer support groups
    • Abstract: Newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2013, Kelly Carden felt she had nowhere to turn for psychological and emotional support. She was 31.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • Why managing diabetes is about so much more than blood sugar levels
    • Abstract: While diabetes is a physical condition, its psychological and emotional toll can jeopardise health, even potentially leading to dangerous complications. ‘Managing diabetes can be relentless,’ says Diabetes UK’s senior clinical adviser Libby Dowling.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • Trainer designers enlist nurses on wards to test suitability of new
           product
    • Abstract: Sports clothing brand Nike has unveiled a range of footwear to support nurses and other healthcare professionals during long shifts.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • Trust admits liability in work injury case
    • Abstract: A nurse who was left with chronic pain after a chair collapsed under him at work has been awarded a £500,000 payout.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • Is your job making you ill'
    • Abstract: One in every six nurses in the NHS has had to take sick leave in the past year because of an infection or injury picked up at work.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • Nap breaks formalised for staff on 12-hour shifts
    • Abstract: Naps during breaks are being encouraged as a ‘safety intervention’ for nurses at one trust in south west England.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • Recognition for achievements of nurse leaders in 2020 honours list
    • Abstract: Nurses who demonstrate the power of nurse leadership have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • RCN members go out on strike for first time
    • Abstract: Nurses in Northern Ireland were the first in RCN history to strike as part of continuing industrial action. The strike, which lasted for 12 hours on 18 December, was the first of its kind in the college’s 103-year history.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • 12-hour shifts: why nurses so often see them as key to their work-life
           balance
    • Abstract: Nurses are divided on the impact of 12-hour shifts on patient safety and their own well-being, according to a Nursing Standard survey.
      PubDate: 2020-01-08
       
  • Sorry seems to be the hardest word
    • Abstract: Done well, an apology can be healing; on the one side there is accountability and on the other there may be forgiveness. Being able to make a sincere, empathetic apology to a patient or their family is an important part of compassionate care.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Readers’ panel - Are employers who insist on unpaid breaks
           exploiting their staff'
    • Abstract: Our experts consider a hot topic of the day
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Time to ramp up the scare tactics on immunisations
    • Abstract: When I was four years old, I used up my life’s quota of courage in one fell swoop.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Mental health strategy must include nursing
    • Abstract: A five-year mental health initiative launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) seeks to ensure access to high-quality, affordable mental healthcare for an additional 100 million people in 12 as yet unnamed countries.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • ‘I had no idea how far this award would take me’
    • Abstract: I didn’t realise what a huge thing it was nationally and internationally to be the RCN Nurse of the Year, but in the first 100 days after winning the award, I’ve been networking with nurses around the UK and the world, and from all specialties.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Can the NHS stick to its ethical recruitment commitments'
    • Abstract: The NHS has often looked to overseas nurses to help fill UK staffing gaps.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Body cameras and why I urge you to keep an open mind
    • Abstract: If you’re reading this while travelling, your image has probably been recorded. If you are on public transport, you will have been captured on closed-circuit TV (CCTV) numerous times.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Ethics in practice –your questions answered
    • Abstract: Advice from qualified nurse, academic lawyer and Open University senior lecturer Marc Cornock on how to deal with ethical dilemmas in nursing practice, plus case studies that highlight how a human rights approach can influence your practice and improve patient outcomes
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Standing up for what’s right –despite the risks
    • Abstract: Healthcare professionals are being asked to address increasingly complex ethical dilemmas as a result of advances in medicine and surgery, and the availability of new drugs in clinical practice. Patients and their families are also increasingly aware of their legal right to be fully informed, and to choose which care
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • The high turnover of chief nurses and why it undermines front-line staff
    • Abstract: The high turnover of chief nurses in NHS organisations may translate into a lack of stable leadership and inadequate support for front-line staff, nursing experts warn.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Compassionate leadership: does it really give nurses a voice'
    • Abstract: When Kate Bond looks back to her early days in nursing around two decades ago and compares them with today, she finds the change striking.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • How to attract and retain brilliant nurses
    • Abstract: Attracting enough nurses and then ensuring they stay are among the toughest tests for managers and leaders at hospitals and services around the country.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Does ‘spiritual care’ make you squirm'
    • Abstract: Is spirituality a core part of your being, or is the word hard to swallow due to its religious connotations and your personal beliefs'
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • There’s no such thing as a textbook heart attack
    • Abstract: There’s a common misconception, fuelled by the media, that a heart attack is always a sudden and quick event – but this isn’t the case.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Over-40s health check: making it bigger and better
    • Abstract: When he worked in front-line practice, Jamie Waterall confesses, he had no clue about the power of prevention.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Is sensor technology the next step in fall prevention'
    • Abstract: Manor Hospital in Nuneaton is a dementia assessment and treatment unit. It has two 12-room wards, Stanley ward for men and Pembleton ward for women. Most of our patients have advanced dementia and their physical conditions, mental impairment and polypharmacy put them at a high risk of falls.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Ex-refugee overcame ‘more than most could imagine’ to fulfil a
           nursing dream
    • Abstract: A former refugee who fled conflict in his homeland and qualified as a nurse after reaching England has been praised by his trust for his achievements.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Badge sends a subtle signal to colleagues
    • Abstract: Newly qualified nurses and midwives are sporting badges to remind colleagues to be patient with them.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Why I chose to go into perioperative practice
    • Abstract: After graduating from Coventry University in September 2015, I worked in critical care before deciding to pursue a career in perioperative practice.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Nurse’s suicide prompts call for urgent guidance
    • Abstract: NHS employers have been asked urgently to draw up guidance for managers, following the suicide of a nurse who set himself alight after being unfairly dismissed.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Controversial unpaid breaks plans scrapped after union opposition
    • Abstract: A health board in Wales has abandoned controversial plans to change nursing staff rotas.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Mary Seacole – the movie
    • Abstract: The life of nurse pioneer Mary Seacole is being turned into a Hollywood movie.
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Who gets paid what in the NHS'
    • Abstract: The NHS in England alone employs 1.5 million people, making it the country’s biggest employer. But who earns what across this huge workforce'
      PubDate: 2019-12-04
       
  • Use of the ABCDE approach to assess a patient post-operatively: a case
           study
    • Abstract: This article details a case study of the immediate post-operative care of an elective adult patient who presented in a postanaesthetic care unit. It outlines the systematic ABCDE (airway, breathing, circulation, disability and exposure) approach that was used to assess the patient and describes the actions that were taken to
      PubDate: 2019-11-29
       
  • Developing the personal qualities required for effective nurse leadership
    • Abstract: Leadership within the healthcare system should be visible at all levels, rather than being dependent solely on the characteristics of those who exert control from the top of the organisation. All nurses can act as leaders, and providing effective leadership requires them to develop specific personal qualities and behaviours. This
      PubDate: 2019-11-29
       
  • Supporting patients to make lifestyle behaviour changes
    • Abstract: The lifestyle choices that people make in relation to areas such as alcohol consumption, diet and smoking have the potential to seriously affect their health, with long-term conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes mellitus potentially resulting in a suboptimal quality of life for individuals and incurring significant costs
      PubDate: 2019-11-29
       
  • Embedding spiritual care into everyday nursing practice
    • Abstract: This article explains how patients’ spiritual needs can be embedded into everyday nursing practice, rather than being seen as an additional task for nurses to undertake. It outlines an integrated person model of care, which involves the nurse using the unique contact involved in providing physical care to meet the
      PubDate: 2019-11-29
       
  • Exploring the fundamental aspects of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
           nurse’s role
    • Abstract: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a multimodal, multidisciplinary programme that aims to limit surgical stress during the perioperative period. The importance of a facilitator to improve patients’ compliance with the ERAS pathway and ensure its successful implementation is described in the literature. This role is commonly undertaken by a
      PubDate: 2019-11-29
       
  • Does your workplace know what matters to its nurses'
    • Abstract: Can finding out what really matters to staff help your organisation to thrive' That was the question at the heart of Steve McManus’s approach to leadership when he took over at the helm of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust almost three years ago.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • Childhood obesity, train picnics and why we adults need to set an example
    • Abstract: Put your Kit Kat on the floor… step away with your hands up! You are caught snacking on the bus and it’s a fair cop.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • Readers’ panel - Will evidence of inadequate care force government
           action on nurse shortages'
    • Abstract: Our experts consider a hot topic of the day
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • Students must learn about mental health
    • Abstract: The removal of training bursaries for nursing students generated much publicity. Less newsworthy, but of equal importance, was the simultaneous removal of existing controls on nursing student numbers, a policy implemented to deregulate the higher education market for nurse training.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • Why community nursing is not just for older nurses
    • Abstract: At the end of my first year of nurse training, I had a clinical placement with a community nursing team. I loved working with them and went away from this placement thinking that this was the type of nursing I wanted to do.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • On the register but ‘out of practice’'
    • Abstract: When NHS England published the interim NHS People Plan this summer, encouraging nurses who have left the profession to return to practice was identified as a priority in tackling the nursing workforce crisis.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • Calling time on a culture of silence
    • Abstract: With almost half of the UK nursing workforce aged 41 or over, it’s likely that many will be in the throes of menopause or perimenopause now or in the near future.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • Who’s helping nurses through menopause'
    • Abstract: Women aged 45 to 55, the core menopausal years, form the largest single age group on the nursing register.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • The toll emotional labour is taking on nurses’ mental health
    • Abstract: It used to be a common complaint among nurses – after years of lifting and bending – that our lower backs suffered. Indeed, my generation of nurses would often shrug off back pain as an ‘occupational hazard’ and find our new friends at yoga classes or the chiropractor.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • How to avoid feeling undermined by other people’s negativity
    • Abstract: My working day began with a video conference – me in one city and others in another. I was early, so after setting up my laptop and organising my paperwork I dialled in, only to find I couldn’t connect.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • Menopause: why nurses need change
    • Abstract: Have you ever talked to someone at work about the menopause'
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • When pain relief just isn’t enough
    • Abstract: New research from Dignity in Dying has uncovered a shocking reality: that even if there was universal access to the best possible hospice care, every day in the UK 17 people would die with absolutely no relief of their pain.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • Why mouth care matters
    • Abstract: Mouth problems, including a dry or painful mouth, infections and changes in taste, are all common issues in dying patients. Maintaining oral health is an essential part of good care in the final weeks and days of life, but expert nurses warn it is an area that is frequently neglected
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • Understanding patients’ human rights helps you weigh ethical
           dilemmas
    • Abstract: Picture the scene. You’re working on a general medical ward in a busy hospital.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • How to approach the difficult topic of death
    • Abstract: Compassionate communication is fundamental to nursing. Yet when it comes to breaking bad news or talking through potentially life-changing results with patients and their families, it is common for nurses to feel ill-equipped.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • RCN members ‘need to be controlled’
    • Abstract: The RCN has been told by the government to bring its members ‘under control’ because their voice is getting ‘too loud’, the college’s general secretary has claimed.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • Suspended jail term for sick-pay fraud
    • Abstract: An NHS mental health nurse who ran a private Botox business while on paid sick leave has been spared jail after admitting fraud and forgery.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • The blood disorders that nursing students are failing to learn about
    • Abstract: One in five universities is failing to educate nursing students on two potentially life-threatening blood conditions, a Nursing Standard investigation has found.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • The search is on for RCN Nurse of the Year 2020
    • Abstract: Could you be the Nurse of the Year in the year of the nurse' The search for the RCN Nurse of the Year 2020 has begun.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • Sepsis Six: update stresses need for early senior clinical assessment
    • Abstract: The Sepsis Six screening tool has been updated to help nurses and other staff boost survival rates by recognising sepsis more quickly.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • Iron deficiency anaemia in adults: what to look for and what to ask
    • Abstract: Essential information Iron deficiency is the most common form of anaemia and affects an estimated 2 billion people worldwide.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • Transfusion may be a common procedure but it can end in disaster
    • Abstract: With around 2.5 million units of blood components transfused in the UK each year, it’s a relatively common and safe nursing procedure – but errors are potentially catastrophic.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • How to prevent clots in EDTA blood tubes
    • Abstract: In the haematology laboratory, we often receive queries from clinical colleagues about decisions we have made, such as rejecting a sample or being unable to provide a result.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • The accusation no nurse ever wants to face
    • Abstract: Indemnity insurance – those two words hold huge significance for every NMC registrant.
      PubDate: 2019-10-30
       
  • Promoting recruitment by rebranding the image of nursing
    • Abstract: Understanding the factors that can influence people to pursue a career in nursing is essential for healthcare service managers, human resource professionals and nurse educators, particularly given the global shortage of nurses. There is evidence that the public perception of nursing can be negatively influenced by the media and nursing
      PubDate: 2019-10-24
       
  • Role of the nurse consultant in infection prevention and control
    • Abstract: The role of nurse consultant was established in 1999 as part of the national ‘Making a Difference’ nursing strategy. This article explores the qualities and skills required to successfully undertake the role, and uses important aspects of the author’s experience of being a clinical nurse consultant in infection prevention and
      PubDate: 2019-10-24
       
  • Understanding the role of chaplains in supporting patients and healthcare
           staff
    • Abstract: Aim To investigate attitudes towards chaplaincy in NHS Scotland, including the role of the chaplain in supporting healthcare staff. Method This was a qualitative study that involved semi-structured interviews with four chaplains working throughout NHS Scotland. The research transcripts were analysed, and themes were identified and examined. Findings Two main
      PubDate: 2019-10-24
       
  • Use of blood components in clinical practice
    • Abstract: Blood component transfusion is a procedure undertaken by nurses across a range of clinical specialties. An understanding of why blood components are used, and the appropriate use of these components, is essential for all nurses involved in the transfusion process to ensure that transfusions are safe and effective, as well
      PubDate: 2019-10-24
       
  • Respecting the ethical principle of autonomy in end of life care decisions
    • Abstract: There is a range of ethical, legal and professional issues associated with end of life care and the decisions made by healthcare professionals. The complexity of such decisions may lead healthcare professionals to question whether they have fulfilled their ethical, legal and professional duties towards the patients they care for.
      PubDate: 2019-10-24
       
 
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