There is a dearth of research on the care of gay and lesbian people in nursing and care homes. A questionnaire-based study has explored how it is perceived by nurses
Obesity is a public health challenge and a source of discrimination for individuals; nurses can help to tackle it by providing patient-centred, non-judgemental care. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
People nearing the end of life can benefit from discussing and recording their care preferences in a process known as advance care planning.
Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease that can affect all areas of patients’ lives. A holistic, multidisciplinary approach to care is essential to meet their needs
Patients with spinal cord injuries have individual care routines to minimise their risk of complications, which need to be maintained when they are admitted to hospital
The impact of animals on patient wellbeingSubscription
Animals can have a profound effect on the health and wellbeing of the people who care for them so every nurse should consider this when compiling patients’ care plans
In recent times there has been a push for nurses to show compassion in their clinical practice. Can education be used as a tool to improve skills in this area?
Patient narratives offer a valuable opportunity for nurses to reflect on patient care but can also be used to challenge clinical practice and inform change
Patients’ narratives can help nurses reflect on the language they use to explain treatment and care to patients as their choice of words can be easily misinterpreted
Using volunteers to support end-of-life careSubscription
One trust established a volunteer support service to offer patients nearing the end of life, and their families, much-needed emotional support