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I am a nurse, a senior lecturer but also a daughter.
I work with people with dementia and their loved ones, helping them access information on essential matters such as support services and living with dementia.
Pain assessment is a neglected area but it should be seen as the fifth vital sign alongside other observations. Failure to identify and treat pain can be construed as torture, argues Felicia Cox
While testing to ascertain whether aspiring nurses are compassionate has some value, this vital quality of nursing can and should be taught by example, argues Val Newton
The loudest “noise” in the nursing profession following the Francis report and the government response has been around the proposal that prospective student nurses should spend a year working as a healthcare assistant before starting a nursing degree.
Medication errors can have fatal results. Higher education institutes and trusts must continually develop students’ and nurses’ skills, say Maxine Pryce-Miller and Vernel Emanuel
Using a CBT approach with patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can reduce both psychological distress and hospital admissions, says Karen Heslop
Nurses lack confidence in applying full compression and need to improve their skills, says Irene Anderson
Newly qualified nurses face many challenges - being in charge of the care needs of patients who are seriously ill, having to delegate and often taking higher than expected levels of responsibility at short notice due to staff shortages.
NHS Direct saves the health service millions by reducing attendances at A&E and GP practices. We talk to Antonina Kimonge to find out what it takes to be the voice on the end of the line.