Opinion and debate
'When does banter becomes bullying?'Subscription
I am fortunate enough to work with a great team of nurses; they have a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience. They range from newly qualified nurses to post-retirees who have returned and do a couple shifts a week.
A patient may want to keep certain aspects of their lives secret from relatives, and health professionals need to respect their wish. This requires good communication between staff. An anonymous testimony reveals this does not always happen
NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of specialist organ donation nurse Angela Ditchfield.
A recent report from the Academy of Medical Sciences suggested that the public were confused by information about medicines and that the leaflets should be less scary.
When you look at me, what do you see?Subscription
Student Emma Parsley shares a poem about the barriers to effective communication with patients
After spending a week as an inpatient on an NHS ward, Josephine realised how little privacy patients have in a ward environment.
'I'm off to see Brenda in flat number 6'Subscription
Liz Arlow, a second-year adult nursing student nurse, explores the importance of, and difficulties associated with, maintaining good communication with patients.
We know that strong, clear communication is essential, from writing our personal statements and applying for a place at university, to its place in the reported failings in nursing care such as the Francis Inquiry and the Andrews Report.
Patient experiences can lead to positive change that is not costly to implement
#HelloMyNameIs Krissy Scott and I am a 3rd year mental health nursing student at Stirling University.