Opinion and debate
The worrying finding from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) that, for the first time in nearly a decade, more nurses and midwives are leaving the profession than are joining it will not be a surprise to those working in children’s palliative care.
Sorrel recalls her first experience of caring for a patient at the end of life and how the passion for nursing she gained that day has stayed with her throughout her career
Getting end-of-life care rightSubscription
We only get one change to get it right when a patient is dying and this was illustrated a few weeks ago in Nursing Times by Lesley Goodburn, who described her experience when her husband Seth died just 33 days after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
A perfect embodiment of the 6CsSubscription
We hear about Claire Kibble, a senior nurse practitioner with Your Healthcare, who has led with such purpose over her 40-year career that her fellow nurses can’t help but sing her praises (and plan elaborate surprises for her).
'The role of ANPs is growing all the time'Subscription
Nursing Times talks to Meriel Conn about the importance ANPs play in caring for people with life-limiting illnesses
It is a privilege to work with families and be able to look after and support them holistically
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
When Sue McCreadie asked her patient’s GP to visit him urgently, she understood his family’s anger when her request went unfulfilled.
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?”
Paediatric nurse, Donna, has referred two children and their families to Make-A-Wish UK. She explains how she will never forget the positive impact the charity had.