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Nursing Times in the field
Over the years, I’ve written about some amazing nurses. Some of the stand-out stories I remember have involved nurses on the frontline, not only of healthcare but of the battlefield.
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'The ways we've addressed sexual behaviour have not given all communities an equal chance at sexual health'
Giving patients the space to talk about health issues will give them a better chance of health
Macmillan nurse, Lorraine Barton, talks about why walking 120 miles in the Sahara desert was worth it to raise money for a centre that helps cancer survivors achieve their goals
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.
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.
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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We talk to the part-time clinical research fellow in nursing at the National Heart and Lung Institute, the Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial college London.
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It’s shocking enough that a nurse who was working at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford was convicted last month of 27 counts of rape, sexual assault and voyeurism.
Should HCAs be subject to mandatory professional registration?
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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.
‘I would recommend this to any nurse, student nurse or even student doctor.’
Bullies’ tactics differ depending on whether they employ active or passive aggression