Opinion, analysis and debate
Mental health: the straight and narrow?Subscription
What happens to mentally ill ex-offenders when they are released back into a community that often views them with suspicion and fear? Community psychiatric nurse Ruth White talks about keeping patients on the straight and narrow and the importance of understanding their view of reality.
Join the debate online on Wednesday 16 November - World COPD Day 2011.
Working with the homeless may be tough, but for Pamela Campbell it’s also inspiring.
'With confidence, we can really make a difference to both patients and standards of care'Subscription
We talk to Dawn Freshwater, professor of mental health, and pro vice-chancellor for staff and organisational effectiveness at the University of Leeds, who began nursing in 1983 after training as an SRN.
'A guide to the six steps of change'Subscription
Navigate your way through six stages to achieve your goals, says Anne Marshall.
'It’s how you do it that matters'Subscription
A first step in addressing any behaviour is understanding why people do or don’t do it - what they get from doing it as opposed to doing something else, and what prevents them from doing the behaviour you’re trying to encourage.
Anne Marshall tells us how healing the mind can help heal the body.
'Quality assurance is not a tick box'Subscription
Patients will be more confident in your services if you can show their quality.
It’s a question we have been pondering in the office this week - whether you really need to have a rich life experience to be able to offer care to a patient or show empathy to a relative.
Are you proud of yourself? Subscription
Head of Nursing in Dudley and Walsall, Alison Geeson, has launched ‘PRIDE’ an initiative focused on valuing nurses’ contribution to quality of care