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Reflecting on practice is useful for all staff

A new model of reflection for clinical practice Subscription Required


Reflecting on practice and critical incidents is valuable, but complex frameworks can be hard to remember. A new model has been created to simplify the process.

Research is needed for stroke rehabilitation

Improving upper limb function after stroke Subscription Required


Upper limb weakness following stroke has a negative impact on daily living and quality of life but the evidence for interventions is limited.

Hydrated residents have better appetites because they are more alert

Reducing dehydration in residents of care homes Subscription Required


Involving all staff in strategies to improve hydration among residents enabled a care home to reduce health problems and improve the general atmosphere in the home.

Care home residents may not get the help they need to drink enough fluids

Do care homes increase risk of dehydration? Subscription Required


A study compared dehydration levels of older hospital patients arriving from care homes with those living in their own homes and found care home residents at increased risk.

Discharge after being in critical care is the start of a long recovery process for patients

Rehabilitating patients after critical care Subscription Required


Being in critical care can have negative effects on patients but implementing rehabilitation strategies at an early stage can aid long-term recovery.

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Irene Hall

'We are now contending with the public’s unrealistic expectation of what they are entitled to'


Irene Hall reflects on her 50 years in the NHS and what has changed during that time

Sarah Richardson

'It pays to be calm, logical and think about why the person is distressed'


We talk to Sarah Richardson, charge nurse at the psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU), Kingsley Green, Hertfordshire.

Helen Janiszewski

'Everything you do and say has an impact on how somebody feels'


We talk to Helen Janiszewski, ward sister at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, who qualified as a midwife in 2003.

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Confronting bullying can be challenging because bullies try to avoid accountability

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