Opinion, analysis and debate
Independent Mental Health Advocates aren't a threatVideoSubscription
A project involving SCIE and UCLan aims to dispel some of the anxieties that clinical staff can have around advocacy
Making time meaningfulSubscription
Penny Hibberd helps families of those with dementia spend quality time with their relative
Clinical supervision can have amazing effets, as it enables nurses and midwives to share work issues and best practice, says Chris Bassett. It must not be neglected.
So after months of campaigning, and commentators pontificating about the implications of all the different coalition permutations, we have a majority government after all.
As a member of a family who lost someone as a consequence of the Afghanistan conflict, the news of the end of British soldiers being sent there came as welcome news – and no doubt a wave of relief for those with family members serving as part of the British forces.
With reviews and reports throwing up questions about whether there exists a lack of compassion in healthcare, Emma Vincent asks if compassion truly is something that can be taught.
Russ Hargreaves writes in praise of Schwartz Rounds, which offer an opportunity to health professionals to sit down with their colleagues to share stories of trauma, death and dying, and chronic ill health
Ever boxed with a patient?Subscription
Emma Selby found that unconventional methods resulted in unrivalled results with her patients
How many of us practice care with the assumption that our level of compassion meets the needs of the patient?Subscription
Do we ever compare previous patient experience, rather than base our care on the ‘facts’ in front of us? Have there been times when assumptions have been made, conclusions drawn, and the situation in fact made worse?
'If we don't fight mental health stigma within the nursing profession, how can we ask our clients to do so?'Subscription
Fighting stigma is part of most trust’s policies and even some people’s contracts, but little seems to be done to support this.