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Holistic end-of-life care encompasses empathy and dignity, with symptom management

Perceptions of a "good death" in acute hospitals Subscription Required

Many nurses think hospital is not the best place to die, so it is important that they know how best to ensure patients and families experience a “good death”.

Nurses and midwives should feel confident about administering antimicrobials

Assessing knowledge of antimicrobial stewardship Subscription Required

Nurses play an increasingly important role in the administration of antimicrobials so it is vital that they understand how to achieve best outcomes and reduce harm.

Interruptions on drug rounds cause errors

Reducing nurse medicine administration errors Subscription Required

Drug administration errors by nurses are a common cause of patient harm. Simple steps can be taken to cut distractions and improve nurses’ skills in calculating doses.

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Nurses must ensure the safety of patients in research studies by observing symptoms

Clinical research nurse or nurse researcher? Subscription Required

Clinical research nurse and nurse research roles are distinct but often confused with each other. Understanding both will help nurses pursue the right research career path.

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Reducing smoking is one of the seven priorities for improving the public's health

Seven priorities to improve public health Subscription Required

To help meet the nation’s future health challenges, Public Health England has drawn up a set of areas health professionals can focus on to positively impact on public health.

Students set out to prove that 'nursing’s got talent'

Nursing students have put on a show celebrating nurses around the world and featuring acts of poetry, drama and music based around the theme of nursing and care.

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Young people 'unaware of Florence Nightingale legacy'

A third of young people do not know why Florence Nightingale is a celebrated figure, according to a new opinion poll that gathered views from the general public about the nursing profession.

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Nurse shortage leaves agency unable to fill shifts, warns boss

The chief executive of Scotland’s biggest nursing agency has spoken of her “despair” at the shortage of qualified nurses to fill gaps in care.

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New nurse education and training centre opens for Nurses' Day

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has launched a new education and training centre for nurses and midwives.

Nurses criticised at GP practices placed into 'special measures'

A group of GP practices have been placed into special measures after inspectors raised concerns, including a lack of staff learning following safety incidents, failure by nurses to understand mental capacity legislation and outdated training on vaccinations.

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Can we teach the next generation of nurses compassion?

Can we teach the next generation of nurses compassion?

With reviews and reports throwing up questions about whether there exists a lack of compassion in healthcare, Emma Vincent asks if compassion truly is something that can be taught.

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Well-facilitated workplace learning can significantly improve individual and team effectiveness

Skills to ensure success in mentoring and other workplace learning approaches Subscription Required

Workplace learning can be supported using various approaches but for this to be effective it is crucial that those supporting learners have the right skills  



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