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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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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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James Titcombe

'Kirkup report set out the painful and devastating truth'


Last week was a very difficult one for me and families like mine who suffered loss at Morecambe Bay.

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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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Jenni Middleton

'The profession is right to debate the 6Cs'


The 6Cs – the words selected by Jane Cummings, the chief nursing officer for England, to articulate nurses’ values in response to a spate of care scandals – seem to divide the profession as much as unified it.

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Have you experienced workplace bullying?


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'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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The mindful caregiver

The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey


’ It can be read from cover to cover but provides useful chapters to dip back into at a later day or if requiring a therapeutic pick-me-up.’

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