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  • nurse stress

    Verbal aggression, the patient and the nurseSubscription

    8 September, 2017 By Linda Smith

    Nursing Times reader Linda Smith talks about dealing with verbal aggression in the workplace. 

  • What is midwifery?

    What is midwifery?Subscription

    7 August, 2017 By Anna Merrick

    In her last blog as midwifery student editor, Anna Merrick, looks at how midwifery is presented to the general public and questions how assumptions can be challenged

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  • University of Salford

    The use of simulation to support nurse revalidationSubscription

    28 July, 2017

    Simulation in health care has become more popular within nurse education and is increasingly used to teach and assess clinical skill acquisition, explains Kyle Charnley. 

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  • 'I convinced myself I wasn't cut out for nursing'

    'I convinced myself I wasn't cut out for nursing'Subscription

    20 July, 2017

    Qualifying as a nurse is always going to be a nerve-wracking time, but when Jodi Shaw started to needlessly doubt herself, her anxiety became a problem that affected every part of her life

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  • mutual expectations ease up

    Mutual Expectations: 'easing up' in mental health careSubscription

    13 July, 2017

    Discovering the Safewards Model has helped mental health nurse, Helen Croft, and her colleagues create an ‘air of positivity’ in their service by helping patients and staff understand each other better

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  • How to reduce falls

    How do you achieve a 50% reduction in falls?Subscription

    6 July, 2017

    Ward sister, Gemma Lilley, shares with us the strategies that have led to the number of falls on her ward being halved

  • Elderly care

    'What role can nurses play in non-formal care?'Subscription

    30 June, 2017

    Reflecting on her own mum’s care, Liz Deutsch realises that the role nurses can play in improving an older person’s quality of life is further reaching than it appears at first glance

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  • Leadership

    'The motivation to drive the nursing profession forward comes from nurse leaders'Subscription

    20 June, 2017

    Nurse consultant, Irene Dunkley, has seen gastroenterology nursing develop over her 20 years in the field. She attributes these improvements in patient care to strong, motivational leadership and hard work

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  • klaudiusz nowicki

    Let nurses nurse. Let managers manage.Subscription

    8 June, 2017

    We should free nursing staff to care for patients and open up management roles to people from other professions, says Klaudiusz Nowicki, a charge nurse at the Fulbrook Centre Oxford.  

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  • generic  nurse  patient  hand holding

    No decision about us, without usSubscription

    2 June, 2017 By Josephine NwaAmaka Bardi

    Many conferences which purport to tackle student mental health issues are more concerned with making money than helping those in higher education

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