What is the current situation regarding safe nurse staffing laws What lessons can be learnt from the experiences of Wales and Scotland Is legislation the only answer to ensuring protection from understaffing
A fundamental lack of understanding of the true value of nurses is leading to the creation of yet more “shiny new” initiatives at the expense of the profession, an influential nursing leader has warned.
There must be a “fundamental change” in the level of respect given to the Royal College of Nursing, its new chief executive has urged, claiming the current crisis facing the profession could have been avoided if its previous warnings had been heeded.
The global spotlight currently shining on the nursing profession offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to address some of the key issues threatening its future, according to the new chief executive of the International Council of Nurses (ICN).
Trusts are being encouraged to develop new roles for nurses to help improve care for patients who undergo emergency laparotomies – among the most critically ill patients treated in hospital.
The US is in the midst of a major nursing shortage that has brought nurses into dispute with hospitals over safe staffing levels. Nicole Friedberg analyses the causes and latest developments.
What is the current state of learning disability nursing in the UK? How can the decline in learning disability nurse numbers be halted? Does learning disability nursing suffer from a lack of awareness of its role?
The new chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has vowed to inject more “humanity” into the regulator and ensure nurses facing disciplinary action are treated with “dignity and respect”.
Why are there fewer men in the nursing workforce? Should more be done to strive for a gender-balanced profession? What can be done to encourage men into nursing?
The new chief nursing officer for England has vowed to foster greater positivity about the profession and to promote a “contemporary” image of nurses and midwives by stamping out old stereotypes.