Can nurses provide better care if they have a degree?
Recently I sat with a group of worried doctors who after two years of aggressive recruitment for junior medical staff had not had a single applicant.
Despite school nurses’ remarkable contribution to the health of young people, we are facing a shortage of these vital practitioners - and increasing demands for their services.
Good communication, openness, honesty and support are key to making palliative care manageable for relatives and carers
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.
Entering into a dialogue with patients about the care we give would result in meaningful feedback
Nurses need to be allowed to provide holistic care that is individual to the needs of their patients
Nurses must ensure that ward rounds do not become tick-box exercises
The value of nursing lies in the opportunity to affect individual lives and the personal rewards that this brings - especially at Christmas
Nurses need to demonstrate their contribution to care by describing, measuring and comparing what they do at an international level