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Nursing Practice

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Spirituality is a fundamental part of nursing

How relevant is spirituality to patient-centred care? Subscription Required


The new NMC Code makes no reference to spiritual care but do nurses have the appropriate support to meet patients’ spiritual needs?

Nurse-led treatment for occipital neuralgia

Nurse-led treatment for occipital neuralgia Subscription Required


Occipital nerve injections to treat occipital neuralgia are often administered by doctors, but a nurse-led clinic proved to be more favourable with patients.

Nurses should give distressing information to patients in a considerate way

Adhering to new duty of candour guidance Subscription Required


Understanding why and how to adhere to new guidance about the duty of candour is crucial to improving patient safety and the patient experience.

The thirst sensation diminishes with age

Detecting dehydration in older people: useful tests Subscription Required


Older people are at increased risk of dehydration, and many screening and diagnostic tests are used to identify the condition. This article assesses their value.

A nurse-led pathway to treat self-harm injuries

A nurse-led pathway to treat self-harm injuries Subscription Required


Challenges of attending accident and emergency units with patients presenting with minor injuries caused by self-harm were overcome via a nurse-led care pathway.

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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.

Liz Lees2

'The NHS can be guilty of introducing changes without due regard to evidence'


By conducting research, Liz Lees strives to make sure nursing is robust and evidence based

Miriam Etter

"It’s hard to reason with someone who thinks a sick new mother just needs to stay home and eat to get well"


By returning to the continent of her birth to improve neonatal care, Miriam Etter is now securing a better start in life for others

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Free yourself from workplace bullying

Tackle bullying in your nursing team

Confronting bullying can be challenging because bullies try to avoid accountability

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