Opinion, analysis and debate
Living with Alzheimer's: deserving of careSubscription
My father loves listening to music and when I arrived to see him last weekend he was listening to Rod Stewart.
'Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could take some politics out and concentrate on improving healthcare for all?'Subscription
We talk to Bob Gates, professor of learning disabilities at the University of Hertfordshire and visiting professor of learning disabilities at the University of West London, who has been a nurse for just over 40 years.
Is the nursing profession branching out too far?Subscription
From the start of my course, if I had collected one pound coin for every time I had heard the words ‘collaboration’ or ‘inter-professional’ then I would certainly not be relying on my NHS student bursary or student loan whilst at university to fund me.
Living with Alzheimer's: fulfilling a wishSubscription
My father may have Alzheimer’s but he hasn’t lost his sense of humour!
We talk to Janet Davies, director of nursing and service delivery at the Royal College of Nursing, who started training as a nurse 36 years ago.
A new year for a new nursing studentSubscription
As a first-year mental health nursing student I started my course in September 2011, along with around 20 other enthusiastic would-be nurses, of all ages and backgrounds.
Living with Alzheimer's: accessing supportSubscription
My father doesn’t recognise me anymore.
Stress can have serious consequences. Be able to recognise the symptoms in yourself and your staff, says Carole Spiers.
'The most important aspect of this job is touch'Subscription
Complementary therapist Jan Wilkinson feels touch is an essential aspect of care.
Working as a high performing teamSubscription
A team is stronger than the sum of its parts if its members work towards the same goal, says Mark Richardson.