Kate Martin has worked as an infection control nurse for over 10 years in hospitals. This is her first winter season in the community. Every year she reflects, but this year has been very different…
A local newspaper recently published an article where it was reported that a nurse had been reprimanded for “not trying to revive a ‘dead’ woman” (Blackpool Gazette, 1st March 2017) and more recently in this journal.
The support of a spine is imperative to stop us falling into a crumpled heap. In a similar way, having support and encouragement to be and do our best is imperative for us to provide successful care.
'I'm just a care home nurse'Subscription
I chose this title as that’s how people see me: ‘just a care home nurse’. But I know that I and my sector colleagues are so much more.
Nursing assistant, Terry Elms, realised that taking the time to acknowledge good care - however small it may seem - can have a postitive impact on morale
After reaping the benefits of the Teaching Care Home pilot, Karen Davies challenges other care home managers to reflect on how they can share and disseminate best practice within the care home sector
Most nurses are amazing people who give so much of themselves to help their patients, service users, residents and local community. But their empathy and kindness needs feeding, rewarding, and nurturing, or it can run dry.
In Chester Court care home, entertainment is never an afterthought. Care assistant, Janet, tells us how she uses music to help residents express themselves and reach their potential socially.
Various approaches have been developed to help nurses engage with people with memory loss
A simple question about a resident’s picture gave Rachel new understanding of her resident’s life and helped her learn how to support his wife and family.