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A new role to improve mentorship standardsSubscription
A lead mentor role has been developed to promote high standards of nurse mentorship across a large health board. Evaluation so far shows positive results
Writing a dissertation does not have to be stressful and should be a vehicle for learning, not a chore. This article offers practical advice for student nurses embarking on the task
A practical model for reflection on practiceSubscription
Models of reflection do not necessarily lead to useful insights. A new triangular model encourages shared reflection to gain deeper understanding of nurses’ practice
Acceptance and commitment therapy can help staff build psychological resilience by improving mindfulness skills and fostering values-based behaviour
Northampton General Hospital Trust uses a placement model that encourages students to support each other and shares the responsibility of practice learning among the whole team
The normal ageing process brings about changes to the cardiovascular system that mean the heart works less efficiently. What exactly happens and why?
Anatomy and physiology of ageing 11: the skinSubscription
The skin performs several key functions that are increasingly impaired in ageing. This article describes skin ageing, its mechanisms and effects, and the essentials of looking after older people’s skin
The normal ageing process brings about changes to the respiratory system which mean older people are at increased risk of respiratory tract infections. What exactly happens and why?
The many functions of the digestive system are differently affected by age, making older people more prone to gastrointestinal conditions
Like all body systems, the renal system goes through an inevitable decline in its function as the body ages, but in the absence of disease it will function adequately throughout life