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Opinion and debate

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THE BIG QUESTION: what actions have you taken to improve nursing?


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When was the last time you felt able to have a cup of tea with a patient?

There is no doubt that spending time with patients is beneficial to everyone, but is sitting down and having a drink with your patient culturally acceptable in your place of work? Maria Davison thinks it should be

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Heidi Travis

'24-hour palliative support can make a huge difference to A&E'


Seldom out of the headlines lately, the accident and emergency pressures debate is no doubt set for many more outings in the run up to the election.

Donna Mullikin

'Anonymity online is ‘safe’ but can hinder a discussion’s validity'


It has been clear for some time just how much potential social media sites, blogs and online forums have for supporting conversation and sharing opinions, but the dilemma of whether to remain anonymous when participating is still one that faces many people who would otherwise get involved without hesitation.

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Mark Radcliffe

Mark Radcliffe: 'We are selling the UK’s greatest institution without a debate'

Have you seen or heard of a TV programme called The Walking Dead? Premised on the idea that you could fall asleep and wake up to find that most of humanity had turned into slow-moving and wholly uncommunicative flesh-eating zombies, it is very popular among young people and to my old eyes quite hard to watch.

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Paul Fish

'ICU can be a great choice for new graduates'


We talk to Professor Paul Fish, director of nursing at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and visiting professor of nursing leadership at London South Bank University, who qualified as a nurse 15 years ago.

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How you voted last week...

Would you like to see changes made to the current Agenda for Change contract?


'We will spell out the parties’ NHS pledges'


It’s just over five weeks to go until the nation heads to the polling booths on 7 May. And that decision is likely to be heavily influenced by the parties’ plans for the NHS.


Have you experienced workplace bullying?


Help contribute to research into agression and bullying in the workplace

Ebola virus

'Should we begin our nursing careers fighting Ebola?'


As newly qualified nurses we found ourselves asking an irregular and difficult question: should we go and help combat the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone?

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Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing 7th Edition

Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing 7th Edition


‘This textbook would be beneficial to pre-registration and post-graduate students studying health care for children and young people.’

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