Opinion, analysis and debate
Is dementia nursing undervalued?Subscription
When someone with dementia is sat in a hospital bed needing feeding and changing, crying out or being aggressive, many adults recoil at seeing their contemporary in this situation and pity the nurse charged with caring for them. Put a toddler in that bed, needing similar care but not as a result of having dementia, and the nurse is seen as someone who is there to nurture and protect.
#WeNurses - What is dignity?Subscription
Did you miss the latest #WeNurses chat which discussed dignity? Let us sum it up for you…
#LDnursechat - Life on budgetSubscription
#LDnursechat discussed life on budget - specifically personal budgets and personal health budgets, and how these will affect service delivery.
New figures have shown that bedwetting costs families an extra £716 per year. For a lot of families, an extra £700 could buy a holiday or two months’ worth of food shopping.
#NurChat - A positive placementSubscription
Did you miss the latest #NurChat discussing placements? Let us sum it up for you…
Orchestrating the Olympic finaleSubscription
Contact, communication and feedback are vital to dancers - and managers.
'Palliative care is deeply rewarding'Subscription
Macmillan palliative care specialist Alison Foster has made a career out of helping others when they are at their most vulnerable.
We talk to Jackie Stephen-Haynes, professor in tissue viability at Birmingham City University, and consultant nurse at Worcestershire Health and Care Trust, who has been a nurse for 31 years.
Focusing care on what is important to individuals as human beings enables us to understand and more fully appreciate a person’s personal experience of ill health, enabling us to have a better understanding of how to support them.
Did you miss the latest #WeNurses chat which discussed mental health? Let us sum it up for you…