Opinion, analysis and debate
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.
Emergency hospital admissions account for 55% of admissions from Parkinson’s disease, giving an average hospital stay of 23 days
Nursing and those things that make us humanSubscription
It’s well established that psychiatric nurses have long disregarded the physical health of people with serious, ongoing mental health problems.
Stigma: A major barrier to preventionSubscription
Stigma surrounding suicide is the theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day taking place on September 10.
Services need to recognise and address the needs of the whole person, says Ian Hulatt
We talk to Tony Butterworth, emeritus professor, now retired, a chairman and trustee of several charities, who qualified as a mental health nurse in 1965.