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Physical touch can help carers to connect with people who have advanced dementia

Using sensory activities to improve dementia care Subscription Required


A structured programme of sensory activities can improve end-of-life care for people in nursing homes with advanced dementia.

The Mental Capacity Act provides a two-stage diagnostic and functional test

Improving the efficacy of the Mental Capacity Act Subscription Required


The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is not achieving all its original objectives. This article examines the barriers and how these can be overcome.

Hepatitis C is prevalent among drug users

From needle exchange to sexual health and beyond Subscription Required


A harm reduction service for users of intravenous drugs run by mental health nurses developed into wider healthcare services for this vulnerable group.

Music therapy can help reduce patients’ distress and increase the quality of their sleep

Using music to reduce anxiety in patients with CHD Subscription Required


A Cochrane review suggests music may have the potential to reduce anxiety for patients who are undergoing interventions to treat coronary heart disease.

Blood pathology

Iron deficiency anaemia: overlooked and under-treated?


An online survey of nurses was carried out to find out more about awareness and knowledge of iron deficiency anaemia

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Sophie McCallum

Care straight from the heart


A cancer diagnosis shaped the life of Sophie McCallum and that of people she now works with

Sylvia Duval

'I have always been passionate about nursing and admired nurses.'


We talk to Sylvia Duval who is a second year student of learning disability nursing at London South Bank University.

Cathy Hughes

'Nursing is a great profession - take time to learn from those around you.'


We talk to Cathy Hughes, consultant nurse in gynaecology/oncology at Imperial College Healthcare Trust, who has been a nurse for 33 years.

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How to respond to bullying behaviour

Coaching a team member to avoid ineffective responses

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