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Practice team blog

Your practice editors Kathryn, Ann, Eileen and Fran talk about nursing in practice

All posts from: October 2011

'The changed demands of healthcare require organisational commitment'

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 31 Oct 2011

The media storm following publication of the latest CQC report on hospital care of older people has abated has left health professionals – and particularly nurses – feeling bruised and battered.

'Every interaction with a patient is a therapeutic one'

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 17 Oct 2011

She described this as her survival technique on a ward where she knew she couldn’t be in three places at once. “When I realised I no longer felt their pain, I knew it was time to leave” she said.

Where do you find your patience?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 10 Oct 2011

There are countless pressures and incidents that require your patience throughout the nursing shift.

'My top 10 suggestions for improving nursing'

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 3 Oct 2011

We have many problems and they all need to be addressed if we want to get nursing back on track. I don’t claim to be an expert but I have pulled together my top 10 suggestions. Please change, adapt, disagree as you see fit - I can take it. But let’s have a clinically focused conversation about what really matters to nurses and their patients. So, with a deep breath and in no particular order:My top 10Wards should have staffing levels and skill ...