Seeing healthcare from the other sideSubscription
Having worked in palliative care for 20 years, when Nigel Dodds was diagnosed with cancer he expected the worst
What happens at RCN Congress?Subscription
Consultant nurse specialist, Patricia McDermott, experienced her first RCN Congress this year. She reveals her personal highlights and explains why congress is such as important part of the nursing calendar.
'Is research always conducted ethically?'Subscription
Suraiya’s role as a volunteer befriender has given her insight into the potential impact healthcare research can unwittingly have on patients.
When Sue McCreadie asked her patient’s GP to visit him urgently, she understood his family’s anger when her request went unfulfilled.
Mental health nursing is a fascinating and rewarding career path, explains nurse manager Shannon Graham
Stories from nursing: dealing with deathSubscription
“Come in nurse I’ve just put the kettle on,” Gethin sounded calm - considering. He had called me early that morning with the news: “Agnes has gone nurse, I found her this morning. Can you come?”
Ted’s new role gives him more freedom to develop the ideas he believes will benefit his trust and, ultimately, his patients’ care. Still relatively new to the role, he talks us through his first few weeks.
Having dementia is bad enough, then you get ill or have a fall and end up in hospital, the worst place you could be with dementia.
Nursing associates: an asset to the service?Subscription
A recent on- and off-line debate revealed the concerns the nursing profession has about the possible impact of creating a new ‘nursing associate’ role.
After spending a week as an inpatient on an NHS ward, Josephine realised how little privacy patients have in a ward environment.