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A dementia first aid course for family carers

A dementia first aid course for family carers Subscription Required


A dementia first aid course dealing with frustrating and challenging behaviour was set up to support people who care for members of their family with dementia.

Porter said health was determined by many factors, including cultural and social

Can sociology help to improve nursing practice? Subscription Required


With increasing emphasis on preventative healthcare and public health, would nurses benefit from understanding the sociological influences on health and wellbeing?

Helping nurses reconnect with their compassion

Helping nurses reconnect with their compassion Subscription Required


A programme developed to support compassionate nursing practice has helped nurses to reconnect with the compassion that brought them into the profession.

Phrases like “my head feels like it’s in a vice” can help nurses get a sense of pain severity

The importance of assessing pain in adults Subscription Required


Pain is a personal experience but may be difficult to communicate. It is vital that nurses know how best to assess it to ensure the optimal treatment is given.

Unattended trolleys can lead to drug theft

Using an alarm to improve drug trolley safety Subscription Required


A drug trolley surveillance device can improve the security of medications for ward administration by sounding an alarm if a drug trolley is left unattended.

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'A patient's perspective made me see nursing differently'

'A patient's perspective made me see nursing differently' Subscription Required


I am a senior nurse, currently off sick following several inpatient admissions for spinal surgery. I want to share some of my experiences with you in the hope that they will stimulate both celebration and reflection.

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Jo Sutton

'We all know why we nurse and the satisfaction we get is from doing the best for our patient'


We talk to Jo Sutton, colorectal nurse specialist at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust, who has been a nurse for 11 years.

Stuart McKenzie

Igniting a passion for nursing


Stuart McKenzie says he is not built to be any kind of nurse other than a mental health nurse

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Lynsey Ayers

'Patients and relatives help shape you as a nurse and listening to them teaches you a lot. '


We talk to Lynsey Ayers, a staff nurse for St Ann’s Hospice.

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