An evaluation of storytelling in NHS organisations has revealed it has great potential to improve services and patient experience, and can develop staff caring capabilties.
The updated NMC code addresses concerns about recent care failings and requirements of the revalidation system to be introduced at the end of 2015.
Mentors play a crucial role in supporting and assessing student nurses, yet many find the role challenging. A trust developed support for mentors at the point of care
Glove use may prevent the spread of micro-organisms in healthcare settings, but student nurses’ use of gloves appears to follow ward culture rather than formal policies
People with learning disabilities are often victims of sexual abuse. Nurses need to assess their ability to consent and help them understand the consequences of sexual contact
Working 12-hour shifts can benefit staff and healthcare organisations but the risks and potential adverse outcomes must be carefully considered and mitigated against.
Children and young people
A pilot project is training health professionals to recognise continence problems in children during routine appointments, to ensure they receive early intervention.
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We asked how parents who studied to be nurses how they coped with managing children and their educational workload.